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In one of the most exciting developments of 2016, Plus Gallery artist Xi Zhang has been invited by prominent contemporary art collector and gallerist Marc Straus, to spend three months in New York City as an artist in residence starting in May. Zhang’s residency will be in connection with Marc Straus gallery located in the Lower East Side area at 299 Grand Street, currently one of the most booming scene’s within New York’s ever shifting core. Straus supports a first-rate stable of international contemporary artists, and, along with his wife Livia, is the founder of the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art in Peekskill, NY, which the residency also intersects. The residency is a major opportunity for Zhang to obtain exposure in New York, and comes at the invitation of prominent art patrons of tremendous depth and community standing, whose collection has been the focus of nine separate museum exhibitions. The opportunity comes at an exciting and appropriate time for Zhang in his blossoming career. Plus Gallery is honored to have Zhang participate in a prestigious program with roots to some of the most exciting contemporary art in the world today. More updates to follow via our regular gallery enews as well as the Plus Gallery Facebook page, the best source for weekly news.