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Episode 79: Z. Z. Wei (part II)

June 4th, 2024

The day before his exhibition 'Whispers of the Heartland' opened at Blue Rain Gallery, renowned oil painter Z. Z. Wei, with his wife and translator Lin, provided an insightful walkthrough of his collection. Z. Z. shared how his paintings, rich with themes of freedom and reverence for nature, serve as his sanctuary. His works, like the notable '55 MPH,' blend nostalgia with contemporary views, capturing the overlooked beauty of the rural West. Through his art, Z. Z. illustrates the interplay between humanity and nature, revealing the timeless charm of America's landscapes. The exhibition runs through June 14th, 2024.

Part I:

View artwork by Z. Z. Wei here:

The Blue Rain Gallery Podcast is hosted by Leroy Garcia, produced by Leah Garcia, edited by Brandon Nelson, and music by Mozart Gabriel Abeyta.


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