Pace opens an exhibition of four paintings by Zhang Huan at its East Hampton gallery

Pace opens an exhibition of four paintings by Zhang Huan at its East Hampton gallery

Pace is presenting an exhibition of four paintings by Zhang Huan at its East Hampton gallery from September 2 to 19. The show, titled Living towards Nothingness, will feature works from Zhang’s celebrated Ash Painting series, which the artist began in 2005 as part of his explorations of ephemerality. Drawn from a body of 30 paintings featuring semi-abstracted depictions of the sea rendered in incense ash on linen, this grouping includes works from 2011 and 2012. Zhang, who has collected ashes from temples in Shanghai and nearby provinces and maintains a warehouse for the material, has said that “incense burning awakens the spiritual impulse embedded deeply in our subconscious.” In Zhang’s belief, incense ash “speaks to the fulfillment of millions of hopes, dreams, and blessings” and serves as a material embodiment of prayers
Pace is presenting an exhibition of four paintings by Zhang Huan at its East Hampton gallery from September 2 to 19. The show, titled Living towards Nothingness, will feature works from Zhang’s celebrated Ash Painting series, which the artist began in 2005 as part of his explorations of ephemerality. Drawn from a body of 30 paintings featuring semi-abstracted depictions of the sea rendered in incense ash on linen, this grouping includes works from 2011 and 2012. Zhang, who has collected ashes from temples in Shanghai and nearby provinces and maintains a warehouse for the material, has said that “incense burning awakens the spiritual impulse embedded deeply in our subconscious.” In Zhang’s belief, incense ash “speaks to the fulfillment of millions of hopes, dreams, and blessings” and serves as a material embodiment of prayers