Yun-Fei Ji: The Intimate Universe at the Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College, February 6 – July 2, 2016

“For more than a decade, Yun-Fei has chronicled the harsh reality of the dispossessed in today’s China employing the idealized tradition of Chinese landscape painting. Today, he’s exploring new ground, but still as an artist reimagining storytelling in contemporary terms.” — Tracy L. Adler, director of the Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College and curator of the exhibition

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Yun-Fei Ji. Seven Demons, 2009. Ink on Xuan paper, 18 15/16 x 13 7/8 in. (48.1 x 35.2 cm). Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Jerome L. Stern. ©Yun-Fei Ji

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Yun-Fei Ji. Man with a Large Mouth, 2009. Ink on Xuan paper, 15 ½ x 14 1/8 in. (39.4 x 35.9 cm). The René Balcer and Carolyn Hsu-Balcer Collection. ©Yun-Fei Ji

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Yun-Fei Ji. The Village and Its Ghosts, 2014. Ink and watercolor on Xuan paper, 13½ in. x 59 ft. 6¼ in. (34.3 x 18.1 m). Courtesy of the artist and James Cohan, New York. ©Yun-Fei Ji

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Yun-Fei Ji. The Village and Its Ghosts, 2014. Ink and watercolor on Xuan paper, 13½ in. x 59 ft. 6¼ in. (34.3 x 18.1 m). Courtesy of the artist and James Cohan, New York. ©Yun-Fei Ji

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Yun-Fei Ji. The Village and Its Ghosts, 2014. Ink and watercolor on Xuan paper, 13½ in. x 59 ft. 6¼ in. (34.3 x 18.1 m). Courtesy of the artist and James Cohan, New York. ©Yun-Fei Ji.

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Yun-Fei Ji. The Village and Its Ghosts, 2014. Ink and watercolor on Xuan paper, 13½ in. x 59 ft. 6¼ in. (34.3 x 18.1 m). Courtesy of the artist and James Cohan, New York. ©Yun-Fei Ji

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Yun-Fei Ji. The Village and Its Ghosts, 2014. Ink and watercolor on Xuan paper, 13½ in. x 59 ft. 6¼ in. (34.3 x 18.1 m). Courtesy of the artist and James Cohan, New York. ©Yun-Fei Ji.

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Yun-Fei Ji. The Village and Its Ghosts, 2014. Ink and watercolor on Xuan paper, 13½ in. x 59 ft. 6¼ in. (34.3 x 18.1 m). Courtesy of the artist and James Cohan, New York. ©Yun-Fei Ji

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Yun-Fei Ji. The Village and Its Ghosts, 2014. Ink and watercolor on Xuan paper, 13½ in. x 59 ft. 6¼ in. (34.3 x 18.1 m). Courtesy of the artist and James Cohan, New York. ©Yun-Fei Ji.

Images courtesy Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College