No Room for Art is on From June 17 to July 17, 2017
No Room for Form, showcasing contemporary paintings from American artists including Fred Martin, David Frazer, Jeremy Morgan and Ming Ren, has kicked off on June 17 at the Art Museum of China Academy of Art and run until July 17, 2017.
Following professors and leaders also attend the opening ceremony including Chairman of Committee of Academy Affairs of China Academy of Art，Qian Xiaofang, President of China Academy of Art, Xu Jiang, Vice-President of China Academy of Art, Jiang Yufeng and Gao Shiming, Former President of China Academy of Art, Xiao Feng, Former Vice-President of China Academy of Art, Gao Fagen,Director of College of Fine Arts of Shangdong Normal University, senior professors of China Academy of Art, members of management team of American Museum and friends from media.
Xu Jiang, President of China Academy of Art delivered the speech
Xiao Feng, Former President of China Academy of Art gave the speech
Fred Martin, Former President of Academy of Art University made the speech
Deputy President of China Academy of Art, Gao Shiming read the letter of congratulation from honorable curator, Roger Mandle
The exhibition brought works of four acclaimed American artists in field of abstractionism to us. They are all closely connected with China.
Fred Martin, former President of Academy of Art University had a great passion for Chinese philosophy of Confucianism and Taoism. Since 1980s, he led a group of students to study at the Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts (now the China Academy of Art) in Hangzhou.
David Frazer, director of Department of Painting of Rhode Island School of Design brought a group of students to exchange at the Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts and later visited Central Academy of Fine Arts and Luxun Academy of Fine Arts in China.
Jeremy Morgan, current professor of Academy of Art University, was deeply influenced by Chinese landscape painting of Song dynasty when he was studying at Ruskin School of Art of Oxford University. Being inspired by American abstract expressionism, he integrated Chinese landscape painting concepts with American one. He paid times of visit to China since 1990s.
Ming Ren graduated from discipline of oil painting of China Academy of Art. He went to America in the mid of 1980s and started to teach at Rhode Island School of Design, California Institute of the Arts and his Alma Mater after he got master degree at Academy of Art University. Since 1990s, he came back to China with Jeremy Morgan to introduce western oil painting and lecture on techniques of acrylic painting and oil painting.
Professor Martin donated 36 works to China Academy of Art. David Frazer, Jeremy Morgan and Ming Ren donated one piece of work respectively.
The works of highly-acclaimed abstractionists provided us a great opportunity to learn about American contemporary abstractionism.
#21,1977. A Young Bull in Autumn by Fred Martin
Watercolor on paper
Adam’s Curse by David Frazer
Untitled I by Jeremy Morgan
Acrylic on paper
New Ink by Ming Ren