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COLORATURE: PAINTINGS BY NANCY CHU WOO
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12 Sep 2007 - 07 Oct 2007

The University Museum and Art Gallery of The University of Hong Kong is pleased to present an exhibition of Paintings by Nancy Chu Woo.

As a modern painter, the dominant characteristics of Nancy Chu Woo's art are colour and abstraction, in which she explores such themes as nudes, still lifes, and landscapes using a colourful palette. She combines her Impressionistic use of colours with her distinct multi-layered wash techniques and Chinese media to create dynamic and ethereal works on xuan paper.

Nancy Chu Woo was born in China and grew up in Hong Kong. She began to paint in the tradition of the Lingnan School. She then pursued her formal training as a painter in the United States, earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Cornell University and her Master of Arts degree at Columbia University. After spending fourteen years in New York, during which she developed her skills in all genres of Western art, Nancy returned to Hong Kong in 1973. Here she continued to paint while teaching at The University of Hong Kong, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the Hong Kong Arts Centre. She has exhibited widely in and outside of Hong Kong, including Mainland China, Singapore, Taipei, Europe, Canada, the United States and Mexico.

The present exhibition will feature mostly recent paintings in oil, ink and gouache by Nancy Chu Woo in different categories, including human figure, still life, landscape and abstraction, as well as a few drawings.

A catalogue illustrating the artist's artistic achievements to date, and containing critical essays by noted scholars and collectors including Professor Michael Sullivan, Professor Mayching Kao, Professor Xue Yongnian and Mr George Bloch will accompany the exhibition.


Windy Day 

Ink and gouache on paper 2007 

48 x 77 cm

(Photo courtesy of University Museum and Art Gallery, HKU)


Triptych II

 Ink on foam board 2007 

91 x 190 cm 

 (Photo courtesy of University Museum and Art Gallery, HKU) 

 

Two Peaches 

Ink and gouache on paper 2007

 61 x 81 cm

 (Photo courtesy of University Museum and Art Gallery, HKU) 

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