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For Immediate Release: Friday, December 7, 2018Wang Xu: Garden of SeasonsDecember 8, 2018 - March 9, 2019(Monterey Park, CA) – In Garden of Seasons, artist Wang Xu brings together a new monumental sculpture, Athena (2018), and a two-channel video that both records the sculpture’s physical creation and reflects upon the historic and economic conditions that help determine its significance. Taken together, these works establish a distinction between the creation of an artwork and the interpretive activity through which its meaning is established, contested, and revised. Central to the exhibition is Heritage Falls Park, located in Monterey Park near the Vincent Price Art Museum, that was built in the 1920s and includes a niche that originally housed a marble sculpture of a female figure referred to as “Athena.” The sculpture, which disappeared shortly after it was installed, was not replaced until 2005, when the Monterey Park Historical Society installed a replacement “Athena,” which like...