Chinese artist Zhang Huan featured in Michigan

AP News
Posted: May 28, 2013 9:52 AM

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — The work of Chinese artist Zhang Huan is being featured through late August at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.

The West Michigan cultural attraction is hosing "Looking East, Facing West: The World of Zhang Huan," a retrospective of his work.

Meijer Gardens says Huan's compositions as a sculptor, painter, photographer and installation artist encompass themes of Chinese history and spiritual tranquility. "Looking East, Facing West: The World of Zhang Huan" explores his work thematically and artistically.

Works of sculpture are inspired by historical models and antique fragments of Buddha-related imagery. Several photo installations document Huan's performance pieces. His steel and copper sculpture "Long Island Buddha" has been acquired by Meijer Gardens and is being displayed.

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The exhibition runs until Aug. 25.