The Preservation of Fire: On Lines and Materials
October 19 - December 15, 2018
Friday, October 19th, 6-8pm
Crossing Art is pleased to announce: The Preservation of Fire: On Lines and Materials. This exhibition highlights a group of four acclaimed Chinese and Korean artists whose use of expressive lines and unique materials create a convergence of the traditional and the contemporary. The title references a quote attributed to Gustav Mahler: “tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the preservation of fire.” This sentiment sums up the vibrant work that these artists create. They each refer to their cultural heritage in order to create searingly contemporary art. The traditions that the artists embrace do not restrict them, but instead propel their inspiration towards innovation.