Middlebury College Museum of Art

Exhibitions

Shadow Lands: China through the Lens of Michael Cherney

This exhibition features the work of contemporary photographer Michael Cherney, who currently lives and works in Beijing, China. Cherney draws upon his education in Chinese history, literature, and art in order to produce works that combine photography, calligraphy, and book making. His art forces its viewers to question conventional definitions of Chinese and American, modern and traditional, photograph and landscape painting. Highlights include views of the interior of a Buddhist cave temple, a handscroll of an industrialized landscape, and a monumental hanging scroll depicting a stone stele whose carved Chinese characters have been eroded by time.


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