Kortman features Chinese artist

An exhibit of contemporary paintings by Chinese artist Wang Yan Qun opened at the Kortman Gallery in downtown Rockford Oct. 6. The exhibition, titled “Face Value,” runs through Nov. 20, and features captivating portraits along with small-scaled paintings of satirical images inspired by Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution.

Wang Yan Qun lives and works in her Beijing studio with her artist husband and her young son. Her engaging images are representative of a new “freedom” of expression that contemporary Chinese artists have been enjoying in recent years.

Kortman Gallery is upstairs at J.R. Kortman Center for Design, 107 N. Main St. For more information, call 968-0123.

From the Oct. 11-17, 2006, issue

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