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Quiet Moonlight Staff Pick

When: Feb. 19-March 27 2021
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Quiet Moonlight is Sun Wang’s debut solo exhibition featuring paintings with dynamic storyboards and disorienting vignettes which address social-economic as well as cultural struggles and themes, including religion, mythology, war and the rise and fall of regimes across countries. His goal is to create polyphonic narratives through images and brushstrokes without using a single authoritative voice. In 2020, Wang was selected as a recipient of the 20/20 Emerging Artists Fellowship, celebrating artists at a critical point in their career.

He uses the storyboard to explore multiplicity to examine cultural exchanges between the East and the West, especially in the post-industrial world where technology and media narratives influence the cultural communication between Eastern and Western cultures. By using a time-space transition between the grids, Wang seeks to frame historical figures and events within a post-global context, connecting myths and contemporary events with history to explore how the viewer interprets his multi-layered paintings and catalyze the multiplicity of individuals themselves.

Sun Wang (Chinese, born 1994) was born in Chengdu, Sichuan province. In 2012, he relocated to the United States and currently lives and works in Pontiac, Michigan. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2016 and a Master of Fine Arts, Painting from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2019.

The exhibition opening reception is on Friday, February 19 from 6-9pm by appointment and is on view by appointment with limited viewing hours at PLAYGROUND DETROIT through March 27th.

RSVP and viewing appointments may be reserved here on Thursday-Saturday between 1-5pm. Press visits and artist interviews are also available by request.

Due to COVID-19, safety precautions are in place to protect visitors. Gallery capacity is limited to 10 people at all times. Masks MUST be worn while inside the venue with social distancing will be strictly enforced. Please respect others' space to allow 6 feet of distance between yourself. Capacity is strictly enforced.

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