Liu Xiaodong grew up in a small industrial town in China that's been left behind in the same rapid urbanization that swept him up and out into Beijing and the international art world. In Hometown Boy, he goes back to portray the lost place in heartrending paintings and captioned sketches. A documentary film on the process plays in the gallery, too. It's a stark and moving show.
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