Access to CHINA | Design District celebrates Asian Pacific Awareness Month

April 9th to May 28th 2011
International Chinese Fine Arts Council and ART LEXING presents

"Access to China"
"The Feminine Flair" by ART LEXING
"Emerging Art on Paper" curated by Inez Suen
Chinese Iconography on Porcelain from the Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tse Collection

Ye Hongxing “缥缈 No.4” 150x150cm, 2010

Buena Vista Building Space 120
180 NE 39th Street, Miami Design District, 33137

2nd Saturday Art Walk: Saturday, April 9, 2011
2nd Saturday Art Walk: Saturday, May 14, 2011
Tea Tuesday: Tuesdays, April 12, 26 and May 3, 2011
Lectures TBD: Thursdays, April 21 and May 19, 2011
Closing Reception: Saturday, May 28, 2011
Opening to public – Saturday, April 9, 2011 and will be on view until May 28, 2011
Please call to make an appointment
Lexing Zhang: 305.299.9732
Inez Suen 305.439.6787
An entire country of treasures awaits collectors during Asian Pacific Awareness heritage month in
the Design District. As an active advocate of Asian art and culture, ICFAC and ART LEXING will
present a highly curated set of Asian art shows and cultural programs this April and May featuring
the finest paintings, sculptures and ceramics to suit every taste. Visit our show room in the Buena
Vista building to unlock the richness and diversity of these categories and discover the art of
China, up close and personal.

“Access to China” is a three-part exhibition sponsored by the International Chinese Fine Arts
Council and Miami Design District showcasing distinctly diverse selection of Chinese art. "The
Feminine Flair" by ART LEXING presents a dialog between two Chinese artists: Ye Hongxing
and Wang Xiaojin. "Emerging Art on Paper" curated by Inez Suen will show four recent
graduates from the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou. Chinese Iconography on Porcelain
from the Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tse Collection is an educational exhibiting targeted at informing the
public of various iconographic motifs on Chinese porcelain.

“The Feminine Flair” by ART LEXING
Ye Hongxing employs traditional Chinese motifs and modern elements in her Fusion series. She
expresses a unique vision by combining the traditionally Western medium of oil paint together
with Chinese porcelain decorative patterns. Her paintings are very alluring self-portraits in which
her face, with eyes-closed, appears behind bright winding floral patterns. Composed of shades of
grey, her facial expression is of particular significance. As the artist is very concerned with the
juxta position of “peace and luxury”, one can detect a tranquil or almost mundane emotion in her
gaze. In contrast to using somber tones, the vibrant colors and exquisite composition of flowers
and vines elicit the feeling of luxury. Consequently, her work seems to embrace a duality of
notions: realism and visionary.
Unlike many contemporary Chinese artists who are attracted by all things modern, Wang Xiaojin
is a modernist driven and inspired by the distant past, particularly its women and artistry. Critics
claimed that Wang Xiaojinʼs artworks have best captured the mood of a bygone era that was
altogether most refined and conservative and a time when being “feminine” typified a womanʼs
existence. Possessing a neoclassical position within contemporary Chinese artists, Wang Xiaojin
crosses chronological boundaries in his work, challenging us to see the new in the old...and the
old in the new.

“Emerging art on Paper” curated by Inez Suen
Chinaʼs art market, which has spread the idea of art as a strong social force within Chinese
culture, has cultivated vast exposure for younger Chinese visual artists in the east through
curators based outside the country. Fresh out of the China Academy of Art, these Westerninfluenced
artists who have also trained within the Eastern Chinese tradition have given the
Chinese art market a modern sensibility and expression primed for the international stage. This
exhibition pries open the minds of four of these young Chinese artists: Guo Tiantian, Qi Yuan, Su
Xianpan and Zheng Tianming. These are artists who grew up in the new China, the post
Tiananmen Square government that slowly recognized that stagnation equaled death. These
artistsʼ works reflect the evolving sense of individuality and personal identity formulated because
of, or in spite of, a culture that still remains quintessentially Chinese.
Chinese Iconography on Porcelain is an ICFAC sponsored exhibition targeted at educating the
general public on the symbols and motif that is commonly found in Chinese art. Mr. and Mrs.
Franklin Tse are avid collectors of Chinese porcelain and have generously donated a portion of
their collection to this exciting event. All the porcelain in this show will be on silent auction until
May 28, 2011, where the bidding will close and the highest bidder will go home with their precious
About ICFAC: Formed in 2006, the mission of the International Chinese Fine Arts Council is to
create global understanding of the Chinese culture through art and music, to promote Chinese
arts across the world and to educate and expose the general public to contemporary Chinese
aesthetic. Overseen by Inez Suen, a curator with footholds in contemporary design and art, as
well as Asia and the United States, the ICFAC fosters a sense of belonging and communication
among the Chinese Diaspora on every continent, bridging the vast cultural gaps with the nationʼs
rich traditions and modern elegance.
About the ART LEXING: ART LEXING was founded by Lexing Zhang, an artist agent who is
based in Miami. Her interest in the arts was piqued in early childhood – being born and raised in
Xinjiang, China, along the old Silk Road near todayʼs Kazakhstan and Russia. Her father's
reverence for his small collection of Ming china tea pot and ancient Persian vase first
introduced her to the world of art and the influences of the western and eastern culture clashes
holds her fascination till this day. Lexing hold a bachelor degree of economics from Fudan
University in Shanghai with a minor in fine art following professor Wang Tiande who is one of the
most innovative calligraphers in China. Zhang pursued her master degree of cross culture
management and international business in the heart of European culture – Paris from one of the
most reputed French elite business school ESCP Europe. Fluent in Chinese, English and
French, Lexing worked for Art Asia fair during Art Basel Miami beach and has ever since traveled
around the world to major art fairs amassing contemporary Asian art for private clients.

About Inez Suen: Born and raised into a family of art enthusiasts, Inez Suen has an eye for the
obvious, the outrageous and the overlooked when it comes to discovering and promoting fine art.
Moving her operation to Miami after 10 years in the NYC art world as Art Consultant/Advisor,
Suen now oversees and serves as director of the International Chinese Fine Arts Council
(ICFAC). A native of Chicago by way of Taipei, she first learned about art from her grandfather, a
Chinese painter and calligrapher. Suen holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Illinois
and attend the Masters Programs in the History of Design at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design
Museum, Parsons School of Design in New York. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and English.

“Access to China” is further sponsored by Miami Design District, JetBlue Airlines, Oriental Deco


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