Artist Li Hongwei, who works and lives in New York and Beijing, will join Chief Curator Rehema Barber for a conversation that explores the dual nature of his work.
His sculptures represent balance between tradition and innovation, fragility, strength, realism and abstraction. His use of ceramics is a nod to traditional Chinese art forms, while his use of stainless steel brings a sense of modernity into his work. Hongwei is also interested in Chinese philosophy and the principles of yin and yang, the two complementary forces that bring harmony to the universe. Balancing the Cosmos: Works by Li Hongwei includes sculptures that were created by the artist in the last five years.