“Tales, Traditions and Hidden Secrets” paintings and monotypes by Leonard Han.
Driven by world culture, myth, history and existential concerns, Leonard Han’s paintings shift in representation between depictive imagery and abstraction with mythic images from everyday experience. Chinese art emphasizes mood and the mood of various art forms, painting, as in Taiji (Tai Chi), can emphasize stereoscopy, holism, and synergy, requiring nuanced subtlety and layering.
Alongside his painting, Leonard Han has been devoted to producing, teaching and performing two cultural art disciplines, Taiji and Chinese Lion Dance. He formed the Monterey Bay Lion Dance Team and for the last 25 years the team has performed for people throughout Monterey
County, reaching across and beyond ethnic and cultural lines. This has contributed to bringing cultural competency and vibrancy to educational programs and community events.
In the context of his paintings at Luna Gallery, Leonard Han will perform Taiji and Lion Dance with Jayson Fann on percussion.
Free and Open to the Public
February 3 – March 12, 2023
Reception February 11, 4 – 7 pm
With performance at 5 pm