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Artwork copyright Gu Xiong. Photo courtesy of the University of Washignton, by Anne Mathern.
Artwork%20copyright%20Gu%20Xiong.%20Photo%20courtesy%20of%20the%20artist.

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Smile, 2005

Gu Xiong
(Canadian and Chinese, born 1953)

Location: University of Washington, Seattle

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

Artist Gu Xiong depicts a man, woman, and young girl smiling at the viewer, a response the artist, as an immigrant, uses to cope with cultural barriers.

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with University of Washington.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Vancouver-based multi-media artist Gu Xiong creates artworks that explore questions of cultural identity. He is an associate professor of fine arts at the University of British Columbia.

ARTWORK DETAILS

Material Category

Painting - paint on fabric

Medium

Oil and charcoal on canvas

Dimensions

49 in x 15 3/4 ft

ID Number

WSAC2005.023.00A-E

Artist Location

British Columbia, Canada

LOCATION INFORMATION

Agency

University of Washington

Artwork Location

University of Washington
Kane Hall lobby, First Floor

WA County

King

Setting

Interior

Site Type

University

Address

UW Tower, T-12
Seattle, WA 98195

Geo. Coordinates

47.6565649154538 | -122.30942046627047

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