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Lu Cong’s art on display in Vail

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Lu Cong’s work will be on display throughout the holiday week at Vail International Gallery.

VAIL — Artists have created countless portraits throughout history, but very few are able to convey the inner life of a human and give it form in a painting. Lu Cong is one of the few artists working today whose work approaches this high ideal. Saturday, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Vail International Gallery, he will present three of his most recent paintings, all works created in the past year and each representative of a unique step in the process of fulfilling his artistic vision.

"Too often humans are painted in the way of a still-life, or treated as if they are made of the same visual elements," Lu Cong said. "I want to distinguish the subjects of my portraits from their material makeup."

"We've represented Lu Cong since our gallery opened in 2005," said Vail International Gallery co-owner Marc LeVarn. "He is an outstanding artist, and just this past year we helped arrange the loan of one his paintings to the University of Connecticut for a museum show of contemporary art where he was exhibited with some of the most important living artists in the world. I think he is a painter whose vision is reaching around the globe, and I receive many emails from curators, gallery owners and collectors from around the world about Lu Cong's art."

Lu Cong's work will be on display throughout the holiday week at Vail International Gallery. For more information, call 970-476-2525

If you go …

What: Lu Cong exhibition.

When: Saturday, 4-6 p.m.

Where: Vail International Gallery, Front Gallery.

Contact: 970-476-2525.