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Dishman Art Museum exhibits One Heart: Pok Chi Lau

Lamar University’s Dishman Art Museum will host the exhibition, "One Heart," photographs by Hong Kong-born Pok Chi Lau, Jan. 18 through Feb. 28. Refreshments will be served at the opening reception from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18. Admission to the reception and the exhibition is free.

Pok Chi Lau

Born 1950, Lau left Hong Kong in 1969 to pursue a career in photography in Canada and the United States. For nearly four decades, he has made Chinese migration and the emergence of China as a world power a focal point of his work.

"The photographs culminate 40 years of my work in the topic of Chinese migration and the emergence of China in an unprecedented pace that shocked the world," said Lau. "I question the process and the cost of how these monumental and irreversible changes affect the faces of the ordinary common folk of this monstrous and diverse nation."

"The significance of Pok Chi Lau's work, especially in a global context, cannot be overstated," said Megan Young, director of the Dishman and assistant professor of art. "This exhibition is a lyrical and yet powerful glimpse into a rapidly changing society, both inside and outside mainland China."

Lau will be in residence at Lamar throughout January, giving public lectures on his work and hosting workshops.

The Dishman Art Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and is located at 1030 E. Lavaca, Beaumont, Texas. Free museum-dedicated parking is available in front of the Dishman during museum hours. For more information, call (409) 880-8959 or visit lamar.edu/dishman.