Bright Shadows: Glimpses of the Ming
September 8 - November 28, 2008
Gallery & Web Exhibition
Kaikodo’s special Autumn exhibition, “Bright Shadows,” held in the New York gallery from September 8 through November 28, included paintings and works of art created from the late 14th through the mid-17th century, spanning the entire life of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644). These three centuries saw a stupendous burgeoning of creativity and widespread production in the fine and applied arts, serving not only the imperial court and traditional literati-bureaucrat-connoisseurs, but also appealing to a new and growing class of collectors in China and enthusiastic patrons abroad. “Bright Shadows” tantalizes with a small and select range of Ming dynasty paintings and calligraphy, along with ceramics and sculpture, providing a glimpse of the complexity and glory that was the Ming.