Kala Art Institute is proud to present Daughters of China, a solo exhibition of acclaimed Bay Area painter Hung Liu's work. Curated by Peter Selz and Sue Kubly, the exhibition features a series of Hung's paintings based ona well-known propaganda film Daughters of China from 1949. Hung Liu challenges the documentary authority of historical Chinese photographs by subjecting them to the more reflective process of painting. Much of the meaning of Liu's painting comes from the way the washes and drips dissolve the documentary images, suggesting the passage of memory into history, while working to uncover the cultural and personal narratives fixed - but often concealed - in the photographic instant.
Exhibition Dates: October 19, 2017 - January 20, 2018