Beijing Impressions: Portraits of a Shifting Landscape
This traveling exhibition series incorporates the voices of many artists, educators, university students, and families; exploring intimacy, familial attachment, and transitional issues, transforming traditional photographic portraiture into multi-layered creative portrayals; interweaving objects, landscapes, memories, and stories. Since its inception in Beijing, the project has attained a broader audience, addressing the multiple cultural contexts of environment, urbanization, and migration. This show has been exhibited in universities, museums, galleries, art centers, photo schools, places of worship, and hospitals throughout the east coast including Washington, DC, Maryland, and North Carolina. The exhibitions include seminars and presentations by artists and China scholars.
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The visual interpretations are inspired by Samm Tyroler-Cooper and Bai's poetic voices addressing the 'wildness and darkness' of 'The Sun Setting City Luo Ri Zhi Cheng.' A silk installation accompanies the exhibition is a collaboration with local fiber artist, Margaret Gignioux and was produced specifically for the UNC Global Education Center exhibition in 2012.
A 17’ photographic banner was created for the UNC Global Education Lobby and now hangs in the UNC School of Public Health Atrium.