Merging the Old with the New: Lo Ch'ing at Goedhuis Contemporary
On an Upper East Side townhouse off Fifth Avenue, Chris Ong and I were regaled with witty conversation, wine and contemporary Chinese art. Lo Ch'ing's postmodern take on the Chinese silk painting is absolutely captivating. I have never been a fan of the subjects in this medium (think pandas and bamboo). Lo Ch’ing, however, has provided a fresh perspective:
The evening was moving along perfectly until Mr. B walked in.
I silenced my inner voice and sauntered up to him.
“We can’t keep meeting like this. What will the neighbors think?” I quipped.
He laughed, knowing fully well what I had meant.
After 6 years of missed connections and unexplored opportunities, we had come full circle by the bar. The brunette poured us glasses of wine and ignored us from a polite distance. We laughed like old friends, but there was a tinge of sadness in the air. There were unspoken words about unexplained disappearances.
Running late for another engagement, I politely excused myself, put on my coat and disappeared onto the sidewalk.