Gold Mountain. Ink and brush with gold leaf on paper. 90 x 57 in. Watson and Tsang.
July 8, 2019 - August 23, 2019
The idea of Gold Mountain, a mountain that might contain gold, brought settlers to the Western United States in the late nineteenth century. This idea of the mountain as a materialistic opportunity to be exploited conflicts with the idea of the mountain as a spiritual force of nature to be appreciated as nature be. This exhibition will explore varied interpretations of Gold Mountain as an idea and as a place. The imaginary landscapes of Gold Mountain exist to calmly inspire the observer’s visionary senses.