CSN ARTSPACE GALLERY EXHIBITION “The Art of Introspection: Figure Painting by Yidan Guo” Friday, July 12, 2019 through Tuesday, September 3, 2019 North Las Vegas Campus Artspace Gallery
The College of Southern Nevada Department of Fine Arts will host an exhibition of painted figurative artwork by Chinese American artist, Yidan Guo. “The Art of Introspection: Figure Painting by Yidan Guo” will begin Friday, July 12, 2019 and will run through Tuesday, September 3, 2019. Ms. Guo will host a Gallery Talk and Reception on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, at 6 p.m. in the Artspace Gallery on the North Las Vegas Campus.
Yidan Guo earned a Master’s degree in Philosophy of Aesthetics from Renmin University of China and her Bachelor’s of Art degree from the most prestigious fine arts institution in China, the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China (CAFA). From 2013 to 2019, Ms. Guo was a Guest Artist and Visiting Professor of Art at Southern Utah University. Previous, Guo served as a faculty member of art in the School of Art at Renmin University (The People’s University) in Beijing, China.
Speaking of her work, Guo discloses, “In these paintings, my goal is to share the deep thoughts that I have found in myself and in my objects. These paintings convey the deep and subtle feelings in human beings. The subtle emotions I felt from my objects results in the techniques and quality of my paintings. Rooted in China's profound cultural soil, also deeply influenced by Western arts, especially the Renaissance art, my art shows a blending of Eastern and Western style-a feature of the cultural Universality. The source of my art is a huge foundation of Eastern and Western civilization.”
Yidan Guo has held several solo exhibitions in China and in the United States. Her artworks have been selected for inclusion in a number of prestigious exhibitions. Guo’s works have been collected by institutions including: China Central Academy of Fine Arts, The Chinese Artists Association, Southern Utah University, Edgar & Helen Studies Center, Shanxi, China, and the University of Missouri-Kansas City Foundation.
The CSN Artspace Gallery is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The Artspace Gallery is upstairs above the main entrance lobby on the North Las Vegas campus located at 3200 E. Cheyenne Avenue, one-mile East of I-15 North. For more information, please call (702) 651-4146 http://www.csn.edu/artgallery