Photography Exhibition ‘New Winter and Old China’ Debuts Sept. 16

August 30, 2019 | by the Office of Marketing and Communications

Elmhurst College will host photographer Alan Sue’s exhibition “New Winter and Old China” beginning on Monday, Sept. 16.

The exhibition highlights two bodies of Sue’s work. His “Winter” series is photographed on a short stretch of beach along Lake Michigan in Wilmette, Ill. The project, which began in 1976, regained momentum decades later during the polar vortex of 2015 and has continued to the present time. The “unearthly effects” created in these photographs frequently are achieved by combining long exposures with post visualized color and movement.

Sue’s second body of work, the “China” series, comes out of a documentation of his seven trips to China between 1988 and 2003. The work takes place on a very personal level, dealing with self-discovery and an examination of culture.

The “New Winter and Old China” exhibition begins on Monday, Sept. 16, and ends on Saturday, Nov. 9. It will be in the Frick Center, Founders Lounge. A public reception for the artist will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18, with a talk by the artist at 5:00 p.m. Admission is free to both the exhibition and reception, and the public is invited.

This exhibition is one of about a dozen art shows that Elmhurst College hosts each academic year in two campus venues. In addition, the College’s A.C. Buehler Library permanently houses the College’s unparalleled collection of Chicago Imagist and Abstractionist Art, which explores the vibrant, often outrageous, yet precisely crafted works of Chicago artists between 1950 and the present. For more information, please contact Suellen Rocca at (630) 617-6110 or

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