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Hung Liu Exhibition at the Stay ZaZa Art House & Social Gallery

Lady Apple III by Hung Liu (Coutesy of Turner Carrol Gallery and Art Advisors)

Lady Apple III by Hung Liu (Coutesy of Turner Carrol Gallery and Art Advisors)

Santa Fe-Based Turner Carroll Gallery to Curate Second Exhibition of 2011 to Coincide with Opening of the 2011 Dallas Art Fair

Hotel ZaZa Dallas has announced its second collaboration with Turner Carroll Gallery and Art Advisors to bring Hung Liu, one of the most critically acclaimed female artists of our time, to the Stay ZaZa Art House & Social Gallery. The exhibition will be open to the public beginning April 6 and running through May 6, 2011.

This exhibition will include Hung Liu’s resin and oil paintings, video works and tapestries. It will feature a broad overview of the finest elements of Hung’s artworks. The Stay ZaZa Art House & Social Gallery will be open to the public Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For private showings by appointment, please call (505) 670-7705.

Hung Liu will be present for the opening preview on April 6, at the Stay ZaZa Art House & Social Gallery, in a rare opportunity for collectors to meet this incredible artist.

The Dallas Museum of Art was the first museum in the U.S. to acquire one of Hung’s paintings for its permanent collection. The major museums of the world have followed suit, with such institutions as the Whitney, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Brooklyn Museum, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Los Angeles County Museum, and now the Belvedere Museum in Vienna, exhibiting paintings by Hung Liu.

“Hung Liu’s work is a perfect example of our mission to bring world-renowned masterpieces from the permanent collections of major museums and private collections to Hotel ZaZa’s Art House and Social Gallery,” said Charlie Givens, owner of Hotel ZaZa.

Born in China, Hung Liu grew up under Chinese Revolutionary Mao Zedong, and lived through the Cultural Revolution. Her father, an intellectual, labored in a camp under Mao until shortly before his death, and Hung worked in the rice fields during her tenure in China. Hung saw great personal suffering as well as great artistic reward during her life in China.

She received unmatchable artistic training in Beijing and went on to become one of the finest painters in China. She was commissioned to paint a mural in Beijing’s Central Academy of Fine Art, which she and many of China’s art superstars attended. This building was later torn down under China’s drive for modernization.

When the Olympic games were held in Beijing, the Chinese government invited its prodigal daughter, Hung Liu, back to re-create the mural which had once graced the Central Academy of Fine Art, but with her now worldly contemporary voice. Hung refers to the dichotomy of her life experience in statements such as, “Every day is Memorial Day, and every day is Thanksgiving.”

As a PBS documentary on Hung Liu recounts, Hung left China almost 30 years ago, with two suitcases, a small baby and approximately twenty dollars. Upon arriving in the United States, her talent was immediately recognized, with Texas being the first state where she worked professionally in the arts. Her first teaching positions in the U.S. were at the University of Texas and then the University of North Texas.

“It is an incredible honor to present Hung Liu’s artworks in Dallas. The art historical significance of Hung’s work has been internationally proclaimed, but it was in Texas that she got her start in the American art world,” said Tonya Turner Carroll, owner of Turner Carroll Gallery.

The Turner Carroll Gallery has been curating art events internationally for the past 20 years. The gallery has featured artists who have works in the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Berkeley Art Museum, the Belvedere Museum in Vienna, the Russian State Museum, and the Dallas Museum of Art, as well as many esteemed private art collections.

The Stay ZaZa Art House & Social Gallery is available for events such as art exhibits, business meetings, social events, and many more. Private events may be scheduled for 16 to 150 guests. Through this venue, Hotel ZaZa is able to showcase its full-service hotel and catering services, while also offering creative freedom to the guest. For more information, or to book a meeting or event, please call (214) 468-8399 or visit hotelzazadallas.com.

About Hotel ZaZa

Hotel ZaZa is a sensory experience that is refined yet relaxed. Its sophisticated and sensual interior design and culinary excellence is completed by a staff that pays impeccable attention to each and every guest, making them feel at home. Whether for business, a romantic weekend, or world-famous celebrities, both hotels blend intimate comfort with Stay ZaZa-style to create inspired accommodations, one-of-a-kind themed suites, and award-winning restaurants and spas.

Nestled in the fashionable Uptown neighborhood and next to downtown, Hotel ZaZa Dallas is a creative mix of warm, Mediterranean elegance and comfortable chic. This exceptional boutique hotel offers 4,500 square feet of function space, 152 rooms, 17 concept suites, the Magnificent Seven Suites, the award-winning Dragonfly Restaurant and Lounge, the relaxing ZaSpa and the Art House & Social Gallery. Reservations may be made at hotelzazadallas.com or by calling 888.880.3244.

Located in the heart of the vibrant Museum District and minutes from the world renowned Texas Medical Center, Hotel ZaZa Houston boasts 17,000 square feet of function space and is the perfect backdrop for any business meeting – not to mention home to some of Houston’s most memorable weddings and galas. Monarch Bistro and the tranquil ZaSpa combine to create the hotel’s breadth of impressive amenities. With more than 300 rooms, including Pool Villas, Concept Suites and The Magnificent Seven Suites, ZaZa exceeds all expectations. Reservations may be made at hotelzazahouston.com or by calling 888.880.3244.

Hotel ZaZa, a member of the Preferred Hotel Group™, was created by Charles S. Givens and Jeff Records and is owned by Givens-Records Developments. Operations management and marketing are provided by Z Resorts, LLC, led by Z Resorts President Benji Homsey.

Yang by Hung Liu (Coutesy of Turner Carrol Gallery and Art Advisors)

Yang by Hung Liu (Coutesy of Turner Carrol Gallery and Art Advisors)

Her Mountain by Hung Liu (Coutesy of Turner Carrol Gallery and Art Advisors)

Her Mountain by Hung Liu (Coutesy of Turner Carrol Gallery and Art Advisors)

Red Plum by Hung Liu (Coutesy of Turner Carrol Gallery and Art Advisors)

Red Plum by Hung Liu (Coutesy of Turner Carrol Gallery and Art Advisors)

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