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CHINA: Lost/Found, Photography by Ka Chuen Yeung

The OSU Museum of Art is proud to partner with the Department of Art, Graphic Design, and Art History to present CHINA: Lost/Found, the opening exhibition of the fall semester in the Gardiner Gallery. This exhibition of 38 color and monochromatic digital prints contrasts the photographer Ka Chuen Yeung’s vision of a lost and impermanent China in the late 1990s with a new perspective, captured through the faces of China’s citizens today. Black and white images of China, taken in 1996-97, document the landscape, culture and lifestyles lost to the construction of Three Gorges Dam and China’s quest for prosperity. Sixteen years later, Yeung returned with the purpose of photographing the root of China’s new transformation and focusing on the individual.

These color images epitomize a widespread urbanization in China and a discernible battle between modernization and the traditional past. As Yeung portrays China, the world’s most populous country in transformation, he narrows his view to a descriptive, personal selection of people. They include displaced city dwellers, rural laborers seeking employment, nouveau riche pursuing luxuries—all reflect the extensive social changes recently found by Yeung through his lens. An immigrant from Hong Kong, Ka Chuen Yeung is an award-winning photographer based in Dallas, Texas.

This exhibition is organized by the Oklahoma State University Museum of Art and is on view in the Gardiner Gallery inside the Bartlett Center for the Visual Arts on the OSU Campus. View and share the exhibition flyer here.

 

Programming for CHINA: Lost/Found

Reception
Aug. 29, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Gardiner Gallery

Artist Talk
Aug. 29, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
109 Bartlett Center

Free Digital Photography Workshop
Aug. 30, Session I: 10:00 - 12:00 / Session II: 1:00 - 2:30
Stillwater MultiArts Center

Join Ka Chuen Yeung, a professional photographer, in a workshop to learn how to obtain the most consistent results in your digital photography. Emphasis will be on lighting, color, exposure, and print quality as it pertains to your creative concept.  For required RSVP, call 405-744-2783 or email museum@okstate.edu.

Gallery Talk
Sept. 12, 11:30 - 12:30 
Gardiner Gallery

Join Shaoqian Zhang, Assistant Professor of Art History, and Shawn Yuan, OSUMA Curator of Exhibition, for a gallery talk to learn more about the works on view in this exhibition. 
 

Film Series

All films are shown in Classroom Building 101 at 7:00 p.m.
Sept. 5: Beijing Bicycle /  Sept. 12: Last Train Home /  Sept. 19: Still Life
 

Beijing Bicycle

 

Last Train Home


Still Life