June 1, 2019 – August 23, 2020
The Crow Museum of Asian Art of The University of Texas at Dallas, located in the Dallas Arts District, will present the exhibition Future Retrospective – Master Shen-Long, featuring sculptural and dynamic works dating from the 1980s to the present, offering visitors an immersive installation to explore and experience the artist’s practice.
Boasting items never before seen in a U.S. museum, the exhibition will display works of art ranging from oversized paper and canvas paintings (measuring several hundred feet long) to Bowie knives with exquisitely carved blades.
At an early age, Master Shen-Long studied painting techniques that have long been forgotten over the centuries. He was an artist disciple of the Han Yu Tang, the studio of the royal prince Pu Ru (Pu Xinyu; 1896-1963), who was cousin of the 12th and last emperor of the Qing dynasty, (1644-1911) Pu Yi (1906-1967). His artwork has been presented at various institutions around the world.
His recent publications include Wisdom of the Heart Sutra (2011), Amitabha (2013), Prajna, Volumes I & II (2013), and Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch (2014). On the occasion of this exhibition, Master Shen-Long will release his newest publication, Master Shen-Long: Art, Life, Wisdom (2019), a 500+-page retrospective volume of his selected writings and artworks.
Future Retrospective: Master Shen-Long is organized by the Crow Museum of Asian Art of The University of Texas at Dallas and curated by Dr. Jacqueline Chao, senior curator of Asian art. The museum is supported by the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs and the Texas Commission on the Arts.
Free and open to the public.
Open Tuesdays–Sundays 11am–5pm, closed on Mondays
Pictured: Master Shen-Long, The Realm of Shen-Long, 神龍天下, 2010, Seal imprint on yuan paper. Image courtesy of the artist.