With ‘Scales of Time,’ Fresno Art Museum honors world-class artist with unique perspective on China

By Donald Munro for The Fresno Bee on October 20, 2016

One of the biggest and most impressive, titled “Modern Time,” is based on a banal photograph of a woman daydreaming in a conference room. On the wall behind her are four photographs that used to be found on the walls of schools and public buildings across China: the “four white guys” who helped birth the communist ideology. But Liu offers a subversive twist. She depicts Marx, Engels, Lenin and Stalin in the style of Van Gogh...

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Scales of History Exhibition
On View Through January 8, 2017
Fresno Art Museum, 2233 North First Street, California 93703
559 441 4221

Hung Liu is an UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts MFA Alumna. For more about her work, please visit:

Image Credit:
Hung Liu, Modern Times (detail), 2005

oil on canvas and mixed media, 66 x 168 x 5 inches
Image is courtesy of Artist Hung Liu.

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