Two exhibitions at Eskenazi Ltd, 10 Clifford Street, London W1, until 15th November 2014
This year Eskenazi host two exhibitions which opened in Frieze week and which continue through Asian Art in London at the end of the month (more on that soon).
The first exhibition is probably the gallery’s best ever showing of Chinese sculpture (c. 500-1500) with twenty-two pieces in wood, gilt bronze and stone. Their common theme is a connection to Buddhist worship with the remarkable painted and gilt-wood seated Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin), (mid 11th to mid 12th century) as the show stealer.The Waterfalls, rocks and bamboo of the celebrated Chinese ink painter Li Huayi (b.1948) are the perfect complement to these sculptures. Ink painting is regarded as the highest form of Chinese art and Li Huayi is inspired by both Chinese traditional scenes and post-war American abstract art. For this new show –his fourth at the gallery – there are new elements in the work as you will see in the two distinct series; one of five landscapes with water as the main feature while the other features three moonlight studies of bamboo and rock.
Opening hours during exhibition:
Monday to Friday, 9.30 am to 5.30 pm
Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 October, 10am to 5pm
Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 October, 10am to 5pm
Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 November, 10am to 5pm
Saturday 8 & Saturday 15 November, 10am to 1pm