I’ve been interested in what it’s like to do an exhibition opening in Mongolia as opposed to in the USA. I like the way it’s done here.
With crews from two Ulaanbaatar tv stations filming it (I did at least five interviews during the evening), the opening ceremony began with Erdmaa Davgaa, who was my contact person at the National Museum of Mongolia, giving a short introduction. Then I said a few remarks, pausing every few sentences for her to translate. Gaadan Dunburee, who I met last year, is one of the WildArt Mongolia Expedition Mongol artist participants and is a highly honored artist in Mongolia, also spoke about me and my work. Finally, there was a one-song performance by a long singer and morin khuur player. The doors to the hall were then opened and the reception was officially under way.
I am proud to announce that “My Mongolia: The Paintings of American Artist Susan Fox” will be hosted by the National Museum of Mongolia from August 9-16. The opening ceremony will be on Friday the 9th from 4-6pm.
The exhibition has literally been a year in the making since the seeds of it were planted when I in Mongolia last year.
I will be showing at least one painting from each of my seven trips, over two dozen in all. The subjects range from argali to Mongol horses to herders, horse trainers and Gobi landscapes. All are original oils created from my experiences, memories and the thousands of reference photos I’ve taken over the years. A number of the pieces have been juried into various national shows, sometimes more than one.
If you live in, or will be in, Ulaanbaatar I hope that you will come by and share a little of my Mongolia.