Zhiwan Cheung

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Day of the Painter

Curatorial Project
2014
Most artist start out as painters. These artists view paintings within the contextualized history of painting, knowledge not easily afforded to the public. It is for this reason that many artists tend to turn away from painting towards a medium less entrenched in historical knowledge. The Day of the Painter aimed aimed to be an inquiry into how painting is viewed today through the lens of artist trained within the intellecutalized field of academic art yet outside the canon of painting.

For this show, I asked a variety of sculptors and multi-media artists to submit what they think painting is today for the public. The exhibition took part in Pittsburgh's "Unblurred: First Friday" art initiative, exposing the works to a wide variety of viewers. Dialogue between the audience and artists led to a fulfilling conversation into deeper issues about "what is art?" beyond the canvas through painting itself.

  1. 2016-06-20-warhol ai weiwei-02Hanging Fruit
  2. IMG_7608 frontThe Impossibility Of Home
  3. Screen Shot 2017-01-30 at 11.51.57 AM 1Reading the Rainbow
  4. PohGolden Heritage Living
  5. Screen Shot 2015-06-18 at 5.05.02 PM (2)Good Vibrations
  6. Screen Shot 2015-06-19 at 1.25.40 PM copyIntergalactic Immigration Office
  7. Vibrating Pink Egg
  8. Skinny Dipping
  9. White Lie
  10. Who’s Afraid of Chinatown Orange?
  11. Homage To My Mother
  12. Movable Wave
  13. Portal
  14. Residues of a Past Performance
  15. Augmented Door
  16. cheung_007Impermanent Infinity
  17. cheung_008Expanded Field
  18. Screen Shot 2014-08-11 at 5.35.58 PMPeople Take Warning: Murder Ballads & Disaster Songs
  19. thumbDay of the Painter
  20. 2014-03-29-cameras-01Mines’ Eye
  21. Screen Shot 2014-08-09 at 6.59.02 PMOedipal Art Wrestling
  22. eternal boyPuer Aeternus
  23. I want to return to a time when life was simple. When all I knew about were colors, multiplication tables, and nursery rhymes.
  24. I’M RESIGNING, I’M HEREBY OFICIALLY TENDERING MY RESIGNATION AS AN ADULT!
  25. ZhiwanCheung06Longing for the stars, Longing for the moon
  26. what you dont know cant kill youwhat you don’t know can’t kill you
  27. We the people want a bad romanceWe the People Want a Bad Romance
  28. Untitled-1Oh dear America, save our selves
  29. Not-Everything-Will-Be-Okay-But-Some-Things-Will copyI…Not Everything Will Be Okay, But Some Things Will
  30. New-World-OrderNew World Order
  31. Life-will-go-on-as-it-has-always-gone-on-–-that-isLife will go on as it has always gone on – that is
  32. In-the-Belly-of-the-Beast copyIn the Belly of the Beast
  33. I’m-a-Yankee-Doodle-Dandy-v1I’m a Yankee Doodle Dandy
  34. I heard there was a revolution. Where do I sign upI heard there was a revolution. Where do I sign up?
  35. forbidden-fruit-v3Our forbidden fruit
  36. ZhiwanCheung16Bed Bath and Beyond
  37. The-All-AmericanThe All-American
  38. this is water v2 wpThis is water…this is water
  39. Screen Shot 2014-02-09 at 5.59.55 PMAll work and no play makes art a dull boy