Universal Dimensions: The Space Art of Wang Ming

April 9, 2009 – October 9, 2009

National Air and Space Museum
Independence Avenue and 6th Street, SW
Washington, DC

Special Exhibits, Gallery 104, 1st Floor, West Wing Floor Plan

On view are 35 works by Chinese painter and former air traffic controller Wang Ming. Since leaving China in 1951, Ming used his art to build bridges of understanding between people of all nationalities and cultures. Although his work is rooted in traditional Chinese forms and calligraphy, he borrows from abstract expressionism by using such nontraditional materials as acrylic paints and Pellon (fabric interfacing). In the 1960s, he exhibited with such luminaries of the Washington Color School as Kenneth Noland and Gene Davis.