A Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco Program 舊金山中華文化基金会項目
Time: May 12, 2012 at 1pm to August 25, 2012 at 4pm
Location: Chinese Culture Center
Street: 750 Kearny St, 3rd Floor
City/Town: San Francisco
Website or Map: http://www.c-c-c.org
Event Type: exhibition, opening, arts
Organized By: The Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco
Latest Activity: May 3, 2012
CCC’s XianRui 2012 program is pleased to present Orange Peel, Harbor Seal, Hyperreal, the first solo exhibition in the Bay Area of the work of critically-acclaimed American artist Adrian Wong. The six new sculptural works, created specifically for the exhibition, excavate the similarities and parallels between the present architecture and design of San Francisco’s Chinatown and that of Hong Kong circa 1970.
Adrian was also selected as one of 31 international artists to participate in the Asian Art Museum’s concurrent Phantoms of Asia contemporary art exhibition (May 18 – September 2), and relies heavily on a research-based method to explore the intricacies of his relationship to his environment — experientially, historically, culturally, and through the filter of fantastical or fictionalized narratives.
Wong made three separate trips to San Francisco in preparation for the exhibition at the CCC, spending countless hours wandering the streets of Chinatown. Based part time in Hong Kong, he was struck by the closely related, but distinct sense of nostalgia that asserts itself visually in both places.
A VIP dinner and intimate tour and sneak preview of the show with the artist is open to the public with tickets on May 11 at 5pm.
For more information, see the CCC website.