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Gallery Talk to Accompany Hung Liu Exhibit

Story posted April 15, 1999

April 20, 1999, BRUNSWICK, Maine -- Nancy Riley, associate professor of sociology at Bowdoin, will give a talk titled "Seeing from the Space Between: Gender, China and the West" at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, in the Museum of Art.

This is the final Gallery Talk to accompany "Hung Liu: A Ten-Year Survey 1988-1998," which is at the Museum through June 6.

Hung Liu learned to paint realistically in Changchun, China, before coming to the United States for graduate school in 1984. In graduate school she began working from photographs, manipulating the images as she painted on the canvas.

Among other photographs, she has used vintage photos of Chinese prostitutes posed among Western objects and Chinese magazine photos from the 1920s and 1930s as the basis for her work.

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