Archives for the ‘2007’ Category

NARANTSATSRAL G. (Zazaa): “Sound of space”

SOUND OF SPACE

Zazaa - The four seasons - Acrylic on canvas - 160x160 cm

December 20, 2007 – January 3, 2008
Opening reception: December 20, 2007 at 5 p.m.

XanaduART gallery is proud to host an exhibition of new works by Zazaa (G. Narantsatsralt) entitled “Sound of space”.

Zazaa’s paintings are dynamic manifestations of life – she expresses her internal passions with a bold use of color and a richness of representation. Zazaa’s work is deeply sensual because she mainly chooses to work with the imagery of the female form, the beauty of which is accentuated by her vibrant use of color. Although her works may be considered erotic, Zazaa’s portrayal of the body invokes an almost spiritual awe, endowing her paintings with a magical quality.

Zazaa, born in 1973, has graduated from the Institute of Fine Arts in 1999 under the instruction of L. Bumandorj. She has been painting professionally since 2001, and now alternates her working year between her studios in both Berlin and Ulaanbaatar. Art connoisseurs may have seen her work in the “Le Soleil” restaurant at the Narantuul hotel.

Please contact the gallery at 976-11-310239 (Mongolian) or e-mail info@xanaduartgallery.org (English) for more information regarding this exhibition.

NUDE FASHION: “Blue garb 2″

Nude Fashion - Installation view

Exhibition dates: May 8 – 16, 2007

This week XanaduART gallery presents “Nude fashion” group’s “Blue garb 2″ exhibition. The exhibition features various reincarnations of denim, the quintessentially modern cloth: denim evening gowns, installations with jeans as well as wall collages made from crystal beads.

“Nude fashion” group is a group of designers and artists, who work together on various design and art projects. They have collaborated with many performers, working on their concert and video outfits. “Blue garb 2″ is the group’s second exhibition, whereby they seek to showcase their design portfolio to a wider public.

Please contact the gallery at 976-11-310239 (Mongolian) or e-mail info@xanaduartgallery.org (English) for more information regarding this exhibition.

D. SOYOLMAA: “The City of Gandharas” exhibition

B.Soyolmaa - Night 3 - Oil on canvas

Exhibition dates: April 5 – 15, 2007

XanaduART gallery is proud to present a solo exhibition by D. Soyolmaa entitled “The City of Gandharas”. Soyolmaa, who has graduated from the University of Arts and Culture in 1998, is dedicating her current exhibition to the reconstruction of the Baldan Khajid Ling monastery, founded in the 1830s by Danzanravjaa in the Zaisan region of UB. The monastery had been destroyed during communist purges, however a loyal group of followers are endeavoring to reconstruct Baldan Khajid Ling in all its glory. Soyolmaa is generously donating all the sale proceeds from “The City of Gandharas” exhibition to the reconstruction project.

In keeping with the goals of the exhibition, artwork of “The City of Gandharas” exhibition mainly features Buddhist inspired themes, including images of Boddhisatvas, Buddhist scenes and traditional thangkas.

For more information about this exhibition please call XanaduART gallery at 976-11-310239 (Mongolian) or e-mail info@xanaduartgallery.org (English).

Gek KHENG and David WHITWORTH: “Fusion”

Exhibition dates: March 29 – April 4, 2007

XanaduART Gallery is delighted to present FUSION, a painting and photography exhibition by Gek Kheng and David Whitworth. The exhibition, which opens today (March 29th) at 6pm, aims to raise funds for a new Arts and Crafts Workshop at the Lotus Children’s Centre. The British Ambassador to Mongolia, Mr. Christopher Wyndham Osborne, will speak at the opening event.

About Lotus Children’s Centre

The Lotus Children’s Centre (www.lotuschild.org) was established in 1995 by Didi Kalika, an Australian, to give homeless Mongolian children a chance to have a better future. The Centre, situated in Yarmag just out of Ulaanbaatar city, provides the children with a family environment by creating small family groups, each with 8 to 10 children to one housemother. 

Recognising the importance of education in breaking the poverty cycle, the centre has developed its own kindergarten and school. The Centre has a small group of children with learning difficulties.  The establishment of the Arts and Crafts Workshop is primarily aimed at providing craft skills for these children with special needs to help them to secure a livelihood. The new workshop will also be used for art lessons for children at the Centre.

The Artists

The artists, Gek Kheng and David Whitworth, arrived in Mongolia in mid-August 2006 and have been pursuing their interests in oil painting and photography, using Mongolia as their inspiration. Gek is a British trained Singaporean artist and David, an engineer, is working in Ulaanbaatar as an adviser to an Asian Development Bank funded project. 

Twenty six oil paintings based on the themes of Mongolian landscapes and portraiture will be exhibited, all created in Mongolia by Gek. The paintings are mainly abstract.

David has been taking photographs of Mongolian landscapes and around Ulaanbaatar and loading these photographic encounters on a blog at www.davidvso.blogspot.com. The postings from the blog will be on display during the exhibition. In addition 12 framed photographs and a digital display of the photographs will be exhibited. Gek’s art can also be seen on her blog at www.gek-art.blogspot.com/.

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ODON Geleg, State Laureate and People’s Artist: “Watercolor studies” exhibition

G.Odon - The cliffs of Ar galuut - Watercolor on paper - 1967

Exhibition dates: January 11 – 24, 2007

“XanaduART” gallery is honored to host an exhibition of watercolor studies by G. Odon, State Laureate and People’s Artist. G. Odon is one of the most revered figures of Mongolian art and a classical representative of socialist realist painting dominant throughout the 20th century.

Odon was born in Dashbalbar soum of Dornod aimag in 1925. While working, he attended drawing courses, eventually enrolling at the Surikov Moscow State Art Institute under the instruction of Professor Korzhevsky. After graduating, Odon taught art at the State Teacher’s Institute, shaping the minds of many future artists.

History, common life and nature are the prevailing themes of his oeuvre, as evidenced by “After work”, one of his most famous paintings. Besides being a master of oil painting, Odon was a spectacular watercolor artist. Odon’s works are held by the Modern art gallery of Mongolia and other public collections.

The present exhibition brings together previously unexhibited watercolor studies by the late master dating from the 1970s and 1980s, the exhibition was made possible by the generous initiative of Odon’s daughter O.Nyamaa.

For more information about this exhibition please call XanaduART gallery at 976-11-310239 (Mongolian) or e-mail info@xanaduartgallery.org (English).

SELECTED WORKS EXHIBITED