KÀN / 看: The Art of Looking

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Saturday, 5 May 2018 to Saturday, 26 May 2018
Saturday, 5 May 2018 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm

KÀN / 看: The Art of Looking


Opening reception:

4-7 p.m. Saturday,

May 5, 2018


Run of show: May 5 to May 26, 2018


Hours: Tuesday-Saturday

10 a.m.-6 p.m.


Closes: May 26, 2018


Location: Durden and Ray, 1923 S. Santa Fe Ave. Los Angeles CA 90031


Curators: Sijia Chen, Lydia Michelle Espinoza

Artists: Carl Berg, Gul Cagin, Hai-Biao Cai, Sijia Chen, Huang Cheng, Roni Feldman, Ed Gomez, Jenny Hager, Ruowan Li, Ty Pownall, Zhengsai Xie


KÀN explores the unique and subtle moments in life as observed by select artists from China’s Central Academy of Fine Arts and Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts alongside artists from the U.S. KÀN in Chinese translates to to look. To look is substantially different from seeing in that there is intention and purpose.  Intention is what drives an action to explore and examine what is real and in front of us. To look, examine, recall, and ultimately contemplate is to engage in the human experience of KÀN.


The act of looking as an art form is to view life through the lens of curiosity and connectivity. The artist observes and experiences life in a specific way. The manifestation of this artistic process captures the observation,                     memorization, and re-imagination of looking. Through case study and observation, these artists capture the subtle moments through a wide range of textures and mediums. The intention of this exhibition is for the artwork to provide context to how the artist invites the viewer to look closer from a unique perspective

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1923 S. Santa Fe Ave. Los Angeles CA 90031

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