IEAS Exhibit Series — Arts of Asia

Forces: Paintings and Calligraphy by Lampo Leong

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September 17 – December 14, 2007
Monday through Friday, 9 am – 5 pm
IEAS Lobby, 2223 Fulton Street, 6th Floor

"In the traces of the hand, Chinese calligraphy captures not merely the shape of the characters, but also the spirit of the artist. For me, the inky blacks of figural marks playing against fields of colored densities and radiant lights speak of my own fascination with the processes of creation. Reflecting both a reverence for the spirit of the Tao and the Sublime, as well as an ever-renewed wonder at the universe revealed to us by modern science, my paintings celebrate the dynamic forces that give birth to new life, new planets, and new stars; and provide glimpses into the crucible of genesis."
— Lampo Leong

Well-known internationally for his abstract painting and calligraphy, Professor Lampo Leong, Ph.D.-ABD in Art Theory and Practice from the prestigious Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, is currently Chair of the Department of Art at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Leong's work has been exhibited worldwide in more than 55 solo and 250 group exhibitions, featured in hundreds museum, corporate and private collections, and earned him more than 35 awards. His Ø26' calligraphic granite medallion is permanently installed in a city park by the San Francisco Arts Commission. Besides teaching at UMC, Leong had been invited for more than 100 lectures in universities and museums across the United States and Asia and served as judge for many art competitions. His achievements have been featured in more than 800 reviews and publications in newspapers, magazines books and websites. In 1999, the Mayor of San Francisco proclaimed November 19 to be Lampo Leong Day.

To see samples of Leong's paintings and calligraphy, please visit

Artist's talk by Lampo Leong and other UCB professors
Wednesday, November 7, 4-5:30pm
Opening reception: 5:30-6:30pm
IEAS Conference Room, 2223 Fulton Street, 6th Floor, UC Berkeley

Calligraphy workshop by Lampo Leong
Registration required
$10 materials fee/class is free.
Thursday, November 8, 3:30-6pm
Lipman Room, Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley

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