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Chen Man's 'East-West' at L.A. Louver stirs passions
Chen Man's 'East-West' at L.A. Louver stirs passions

“East-West,” Chen Man’s breakout exhibition of photographs and paintings at L.A. Louver, brings together a lot more than two halves of the globe and two media. Sex and power entwine in the 34-year-old’s potent photographs, which evoke all sorts of emotions and go on to show that pleasure and freedom sometimes work at cross purposes while at others intensify each other’s strengths. Intimacy and vulnerability commingle in Man’s delicate ink paintings on paper. Often affixed to silk scrolls and hung on the wall in the traditional manner, these wispy pictures of ancient sages, mythological creatures and ordinary folks include snippets of whiplash...

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