January 9 — February 13, 2010

Beijing Diary

C. Meng

C. Meng's Beijing Diary is a pictorial body of small-scale drawings that document his nine-month residence in Beijing, China in 2009. The images recall the tradition of genre painting, capturing candid scenes of daily life and are worked very quickly, seemingly rendered on site as Meng explored the everyday street life of contemporary China.

In the fall of 2009, Beijing Diary was exhibited at the Miami University Art Museum where Meng also presented a talk describing the contemporary visual art and artists he came across during his extended stay in China.

Artists in this Exhibition: