Donor Forum Preview and Opening Reception for Summoning Ghosts: The Art of Hung Liu

Thursday, March 14, 2013, 6–8 pm
Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 6:00pm

Donor Forum members join artist Hung Liu and OMCA Director & CEO Lori Fogarty to celebrate the opening of this important retrospective. Liu introduces traditional Chinese pictorial motifs into photo-based media, enlivening and deepening their effect. Images of birds, flowers, plants, and landscapes borrowed from Chinese art history and suspended across painting surfaces evoke an offering of respite to the spectral, disembodied remains of past lives and cultural experiences.  Liu's works summon the material presence of memory and highlight the transient nature of history. We view Liu's work and see more deeply into the human condition.

This preview and reception is an invite-only Donor Forum event. In appreciation of the critical annual philanthropic support provided by Donor Forum members, OMCA is pleased to make special opportunities like this available. RSVP to Emily Macenko by calling 510-318-8502 or emacenko@museumca.org. Click here to learn more about the Donor Forum.