Liu Hung at Loveland Museum

In December, the Loveland Museum launched an exhibit featuring the work of Chinese-born, U.S.-based painter Hung Liu. The showcase includes 15 large-scale paintings and one rare, room-size piece.

Liu has emerged as a prominent figure in today’s art scene. Her work has appeared at numerous reputable venues throughout the U.S.

Liu draws upon her bicultural background to explore themes such as the relationship between the past and the present and the influence of cultural history on the individual. She also concerns herself with the paradox of creation and destruction.

“I want to both preserve and destroy the image,” Liu has said.

To that end, Liu often uses the painting medium to distort and otherwise transform photo-based images.

The exhibit will continue through February 18.

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