Organized by Lexing Zhang of Art Lexing Gallery of Miami, The Modern Utopia will feature original paintings that showcase ancient Chinese traditions as well as western influences.
On view will be works by acclaimed Chinese artist Lu Chengxiang (b. 1974, China), who treads the boundary between old and new. Chengxiang‘s ink paintings subtly introduce the restlessness of modernity into traditionally-inspired scenarios. The Modern Utopia exhibition collectively illustrates Chengxiang‘s own portals between time periods and aesthetic methodologies. Symbols of prosperity, luck, wisdom and immortality flow freely through his paintings.
Additionally, MO Bar + Lounge features a special art-inspired menu of classic cocktails made with a modern twist, curated to reflect the infusion of contemporary elements in Chengxiang‘s work. Highlights include the Twentieth Century cocktail made with gin, lillet blanc, crème de cacao, and fresh lemon and the Aviation with gin, maraschino, crème de violet, and lemon twist.
- Lu Chengxiang, Courtesy of the artist