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Feb. 13, 2004

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Dan Mills and Xiaoze Xie will give a curators' gallery talk Friday, Feb. 20, at 5 p.m. in the Gallery Theatre of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell.

The talk, which is free to the public, is part of the Samek Art Gallery's contemporary Chinese art exhibit, Regeneration: Contemporary Chinese Art from China and the U.S.

During the talk, Mills and Xie will lead an informal conversation about the artists, works of art and the exhibit which may be viewed in the main gallery through April 4.

Mills, director of the Samek Art Gallery, and Bucknell assistant professor of art Xie spent over a year reviewing the contemporary Chinese art movement before traveling to China to make studio visits and select provocative works of art.

The exhibit includes the work of 26 artists who reside in China, New York and Pennsylvania who have received international attention for their work in the last decade, as well as emerging artists who are being recognized internationally.

Dan Mills has curated numerous exhibitions that have traveled throughout the U.S., including Agnes Denes: Projects for Public Spaces (2003-05), and Lewis deSoto: Paranirvana (self-portrait), Bucknell University (2002-04); Issues of Identity in Recent American Art, SUNY Potsdam (2001-02), and The Enduring Presence: Recent New York Abstraction, University of Tennessee (1996-97).

He has had solo exhibitions at the NIU Art Museum Gallery in Chicago, and Printworks (both Chicago, 2002); and Ben Shahn Galleries, William Paterson University, NJ (2001); 76 Varick Gallery, New York (1998); and Ewing Gallery, University of Tennessee (1997).

He has been in group shows at the Chicago Cultural Center; University of Illinois, Chicago; Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY; Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH; Studio 38, Utrecht, Netherlands, and Holland Tunnel, Paroikia, Greece, and the United States.

Xiaoze Xie has exhibited extensively throughout the U.S., with solo exhibitions at Charles Cowles, New York (2004, 2002); China Art Archives and Warehouse, Beijing (2003); Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA (2003, 2000); Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, AZ (2000); and Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TX (1998, 1999).

He has had group shows at institutions including Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou; California State University, Long Beach; Phoenix Art Museum, AZ; Charles Cowles Gallery, NYC; Contemporary Art Center of Fort Worth, TX; LewEllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM; and Allentown Art Museum, Pa. Born in Guangdong, China, he has resided in the U.S. since 1992.

Mills and Xie will be in Misleading Trails, an exhibition of U.S. and Chinese artists that will travel in China and the U.S. from 2004-06.

During the next two years, the exhibit will travel to Slusser Gallery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles; Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, Ariz.; Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Mass.; Ewing Gallery, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn.; and University of Virginia Art Museum, Charlottesville, Va.

To view images of each artist's work or for more information about the exhibit and its itinerary, visit

Admission to the Samek Art Gallery, located on the third floor of the Elaine Langone Center, is free. Gallery hours are weekdays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends 1 to 4 p.m.

This exhibition and programming is sponsored in part by a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency, which is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; the Association for the Arts of Bucknell University; office of the vice president of academic affairs; Chinese Culture Association; and the departments of art and art history, and East Asian studies.


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