Ah Xian: Metaphysica is an exhibition of life-size figurative busts by leading Chinese-Australian artist Ah Xian, from the Collection of the Queensland Art Gallery I Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA). Ah Xian is a senior Chinese-Australian artist who is best known for his contemporary use of the ancient mediums of porcelain, lacquer, cloisonné, bronze and jade. The human body is of central importance within his work, which often combines traditional Chinese objects and iconography with contemporary realism to explore the experience of living between two cultures.
A Queensland Art Gallery I Gallery of Modern Art touring exhibition
SUNDAY 5 JULY –
SUNDAY 16 AUGUST 2015
6pm Friday 3 July 2015
10.30am Tuesday 7 July 2015
Image: Ah Xian, Metaphysica: Red Fish (detail) 2007, bronze, brass and oil paint. Purchased 2009 with funds from Tim Fairfax, AM, through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation. Queensland Art Gallery Collection. Courtesy of the artist.