A Night in Pictures: Opening Night with Tara McPherson x Xiaoqing DingJuxtapoz // Wednesday, 27 Oct 2010
Xiaoqing Ding's "At the End of a Rainbow" featured a collection of large-scale oil paintings and graphite drawings depicting women and foxes in a variety of ethereal situations. The paintings are whimsical and curious, conjuring dream states from some far off land.
Tara McPherson churned out a huge body of work for "The Bunny in the Moon," which focuses primarily on her recent stretch of paintings based loosely on biblical allegories and mythology. The figures aren't far off from the heartless girls that McPherson made her name painting, but this series truly translates her character-based paintings into thought-provoking stories, all on a single pane.
The show will be on display through November 20, 2010.
For more information, visit www.jonathanlevinegallery.com
Read our exclusive interview with Xiaoqing Ding.
See our studio visit and interview with Tara McPherson.
Tara poses with her handiwork
Xiaoqing and her beau
Close look at The Day's Eye
Nichole "Toy Baroness" East & Andrew Bell
Michael Michael Motorcycle
Jenny Harada & Angie Mason
Tara was swamped by fans all night long
Xiaoqing makes her way through the gallery
Lori Earley, Ewelina Ferruso & Natalia Fabia
Jonathan gives the heads up
Adam Wallacavage and Bridgette Bulger
Tara & Sean
No creatures inside this head
Xiaoqing chats with fans
Eric White snuck in as the evening wound down
artist Sara Antoinette Martin and Arkham's guitarist Johnny Giancone
Tara super-fan Christen Deering shows off her ink
Lori & Tara
Tony DePew & Steve "Kid" Lew
Jarrett Widman and Alana Crooks
Words and photos by George Koroneos