Monday, February 25, 2008

Zhan Wang All Over SF

At the Asian Art Museum:
"On Gold Mountain: Sculptures from the Sierra" by Zhan Wang; at the Asian Art Museum February 15 – May 25, 2008

At the Haines Gallery:
"Flowers in the Mirror, Beijing Series #7", by Zhan Wang 2004, C-print, 23.62 x 31.5 inches
Zhang Wang Sculptures and Photographs at the Haines, through March 22nd.

And on SFGate:

Beijing artist Zhan Wang first came to the attention of the Bay Area art public with the unveiling of his large outdoor sculpture in stainless steel at the 2005 opening of the new de Young Museum.

Wang has two shows in San Francisco at the moment that, in different ways, confirm the artistic promise of his big de Young piece.

from Kenneth Baker in the Chronicle

(Image at right is Zhan Wang's sculpture on the patio near the cafe at the de Young Museum - photo is from Frisco Vista.)

Right inside the de Young, in a gallery that looks out on the Zhan Wang sculpture is an installation by Josiah McElheny. It's made of glass, not steel. But visually as well as conceptually, the Wang installation at the Asian is very similar to the McElheny installation at the de Young:

"Model for total Reflective Abstraction" by Josiah McElheny 2003 - photo from Cocolaco at Flickr.

1 comment:

Nancy Ewart said...

Tom Christensen at 7 Junipers also has a great post on Zhan Wang. He took individual photos of different segments of his work and posted them on line. Each piece could be a separate abstract painting - really cool!