California State University, Northridge’s Art Galleries are showcasing Liu Bolin’s thought-provoking compositions entitled “The Sociology of the Invisible Body,” as the latest exhibition in the West Gallery.
Bolin’s photographs and sculptures explore the interaction of art and society in contemporary China and the complex relationship between individuals and their environment. Works included in this exhibition focus on Liu’s observation and comment on the political, economic and social environment that has shaped the way Chinese people perceive themselves in a rapidly changing contemporary society. They also reveal the tension between individuals and society as a whole, a topic that resonates worldwide.
The Bolin exhibit is curated by CSUN art professor Meiqin Wang. The Bolin exhibit is running consecutively with the CSUN Faculty Art Exhibition.
“We’re trying to give a full spectrum of the art department,” said Jim Sweeters, Art Galleries director, adding that this includes showing off works from not only the art department’s faculty but also collections within the department.
The Bolin exhibition runs from Aug. 27 to Sept. 15. A reception celebrating the opening is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 8. A special gallery lecture on the exhibition will take place Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 10 a.m.
For more information, contact the CSUN Art Galleries at (818) 677-2156 or visit its website at www.csun.edu/artgalleries.
Cal State Northridge’s Art Galleries are located on Plummer Street east of Etiwanda Avenue.