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Yang Jin Long Makes U.S. Debut with Contemporary Oil Paintings at Crow Collection

DALLAS, TX.- A child of China’s 1960s Cultural Revolution, internationally renowned artist Yang Jin Long will make his American museum debut with an exhibition entitled “Seizing the New World, Recent Paintings” by Yang Jin Long, at the Crow Collection of Asian Art. The exhibition opens Sat., Jan. 23 and runs through Sun., April 18, 2010. Yang Jin Long’s contemporary paintings reflect his experiences since moving to the United States from China in 2006. In his most recent works, Yang has explored his new surroundings by creating vibrant, provocative and imaginative paintings. Born and raised in China, Yang Jin Long grew up in a society that stifled creativity and forced its intellectuals and artists to be “re-educated” to serve as laborers in the fields and factories. Now he filters the traditions of his homeland through a Western pop sensibility, often pairing hypermodern and fabled human figures wit