David Diao (born 1943 in Chengdu, China; lives and works in New York City, USA).

Acrylic and oil on canvas; variable dimensions. Sitting in the Glass House 2 shown above.

Two paintings that shows the artists in Philip Johnson’s Glass House.

“In Sitting in the Glass House, he made himself at home in a Philip [Johnson] house, framed in a Josef Albers-style geometric field. It is a touching and distressing act, as if the artist made a valiant attempt in inserting himself into a larger picture of art history that may not belong to him. Through these works, Diao initiated a conversation about race and representation, as much as his place in the scheme of things.”
—Hiram To, “David Diao: Home Turf,” Ran Dian, April 22, 2016.

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