January 31st marked the beginning of the Chinese new year, Year of the Horse! The horse is thought to bring luck and prosperity, fast victories, unexpected adventure, and surprising romance. To help celebrate this event EC Galleries held an exhibition at EC Forum Shops Gallery in Caesars Palace for one of the most talented Chinese artists, Jia Lu. The festivities began with a traditional lion dance from the Las Vegas Kung Fu Academy and continued throughout the weekend (January 31, 2014-February 2, 2014). In celebration, all who attended received fortune cookies and lucky red envelopes with a special treat inside!
Artist Jia Lu (center right) and publisher Geoffrey Bonnycastle (second from right) with a traditional lion dancer (center left), EC Gallery Owner Ruth-Ann Thorn (second from left) and EC Gallery Directors Vanessa (left) and Keen (right).
Jia Lu’s work is a mixture of femininity, spirituality and the theatric. She combines Asian and American culture, Buddhist and Christian influences, and blends important symbolism into her compositions. Lu looks to “assimilate tradition into a contemporary sensibility” and successfully does so by straddling the line of realism and surrealism, and humanity and the metaphysical. Her work has energy, continuously flowing and changing.
Thank you to all who attended! If you missed this celebration you can see all of Jia Lu’s work here! If interested in a private viewing please contact your ECG art consultant. Hope to see you at the next EC Galleries event and may the Year of the Horse be a prosperous one for you!