Feb. 4, 2005


LEWISBURG, Pa. — Works by Xiaoze Xie, assistant professor of art at Bucknell, will be exhibited in exhibitions in California, Illinois and Canada this spring. They include:

"Misleading Trails," an exhibition of U.S. and Chinese artists that will travel in China and the United States through 2006, is at the Northern Illinois University Art Museum through March 13.

The exhibition, which is co-curated by Xie, includes works by Ai Weiwei, Hong Hao and Hai Bo, whose works were included in a recent Samek Art Gallery exhibit, and by Dan Mills, director of the Samek Art Gallery at Bucknell.

Xie will conduct a Gallery Walk Through as a co-curator and participating artist for the traveling exhibition, "Regeneration: Contemporary Chinese Art from China and the United States," at the Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles on Feb. 12.

The solo exhibition, "Xiaoze Xie," is at the Nicholas Metivier Gallery in Toronto, Canada, through Feb. 26.

Xie also will participate in the Artist Lecture Series at Microsoft Corporation's Redmond campus on April 1.

Xiaoze Xie, who holds degrees from the Central Academy of Arts & Design in Beijing and the University of North Texas, has had solo exhibitions in various venues nationwide, including the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Dallas Visual Art Center, and Charles Cowles Gallery, New York. His work has been acquired by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art as well as the Microsoft Corporation and General Electric.

Dan Mills, who holds his degrees from Rochester Institute of Technology and Northern Illinois University, was appointed director of the Samek Art Gallery in 2001. He 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 (2002-04).

Mills has had solo exhibitions at the NIU Art Museum Gallery and Printworks (both Chicago, 2002), and in group shows at the Chicago Cultural Center, Everson Museum of Art, Long March 2500 Cultural Transmission Center, Beijing, China; Studio 38, Utrecht, Netherlands and Holland Tunnel, Paroikia, Greece, and in other museums and galleries in the United States.

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For more information about Xie and Mills, see http://www.bucknell.edu/SamekArtGallery . Other links may be found at http://www.vpa.niu.edu/museum/; http://www.metiviergallery.com/; and http://microsoft.com/mscorp/artcollection

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