Salute of the Human Figures: Feng Jin Sculpture Solo Exhibition "The Heart Sutra" 金鋒雕塑個人展《心經》聖利安卓博物館九月起展出

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Salute of the Human Figures: Feng Jin Sculpture Solo Exhibition "The Heart Sutra" 金鋒雕塑個人展《心經》聖利安卓博物館九月起展出

Time: October 20, 2008 at 11am to October 26, 2008 at 3am
Location: San Leandro History Museum and Art Gallery
Street: 320 West Estudillo Avenue
City/Town: San Leandro, CA 94577
Website or Map: http://www.dreamcatchersarts.…
Phone: 510-577-3990
Event Type: Exhibition
Organized By: San Leandro History Museum and Art Gallery
Latest Activity: Oct 22, 2008

Event Description

San Leandro History Museum and Art Gallery presents a sculpture solo exhibition "The Heart Sutra" featuring Bay Area sculptor Feng Jin's recent new series "Hearts On Fire". This series of abstract figurative sculptures innovating concept of ancient goddess figures using modern material and sculpting technique. Inspired by women, with various definitions from ancient sayings, poetry and religious stories, in addition to believe in that a man cultivates pure vision by seeing the woman as a deity, "The Heart Sutra" presents not only twist metal torsos but salute the nature beauty of human bodies.


"Hearts On Fire" Series is an extension of Feng Jin's "The H Series" ("H" stands by "Her"), an evolution from realistic to abstract figures. Sculptures are mostly in size of a live human, with mirror-like high-polished finishing or patina-finished. All of the figures are one of a kind, just like women in this world. Shapes of water drop, moon and heart can be found on most of the pieces. The marble-texture patina finishing provides certain tensions of flowing curves and forms. Some pieces have designed to incorporate both male and female shapes of figures to show the Yin and Yang harmony.

Based in Alameda, Feng Jin is a professional metal sculptor whose work can be seen throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Jin's upcoming major solo exhibitions in the year 2008-2009 are: San Leandro History Museum and Art Gallery, City of Milpitas Phantom Art Gallery, City of Albany Art Gallery and 1870 Art Center. In this late October, "The Heart Sutra" will also exhibit at Stanford Art Space, Stanford University.

"The Heart Sutra": Feng Jin Sculpture Solo Exhibition is sponsored by San Leandro History Museum & Art Gallery. Curated by Abby Chen, program director of San Francisco Chinese Culture Center. The exhibition begins from September 4 to October 26. Artist reception will be held on Saturday, September 6 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. San Leandro Museum & Art Gallery located at 320 West Estudillo Avenue (between Clark & Hayes Streets, next to the Casa Peralta), San Leandro, CA 94577. Hours: Thursdays to Sundays from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Admission: Free. Contact Information: 510-577-3990. Feng Jin's website: www.dreamcatchersarts.com.


金鋒雕塑個人展《心經》
聖利安卓博物館九月起展出

【聖利安卓訊】甫與南灣書法家張梅駒圓滿結束在阿拉米達博物館雙人展《狂——書法與雕塑的共舞》的旅美雕塑家金鋒,將於九月四日起至十月二十六日在東灣聖利安卓博物館(San Leandro History Museum and Art Gallery)舉辦《心經》雕塑個人展  (Salute of the Human Figures: Feng Jin Sculpture Solo Exhibition "The Heart Sutra") ,推出金鋒0八年全新創作的《心經系列》金屬雕塑作品。

《心經》的前身來自金鋒早年的《尤物系列》,原先為一系列手工敲製的不鏽鋼鏡面拋光寫實女人體,逐漸發展為半抽象而具大理石紋路色彩的不鏽鋼女體雕塑。此次展出的《心經》約十餘件,著重表現東方思維中的人體曲線,並以抽象的角度重新思考東西方對人體美的詮釋;種種今古暗喻女人的符號諸如水滴、月亮與心的元素,若隱若現地包含在雕塑皮表中,或是肌理,或是肢幹,或是筋脈。金鋒不諱承認喜歡用女體作為創作素材,將作品系列命名作《心經》,其實與《般若波羅密多心經》中所云之「色即是空」有著既相互對立而又前後呼應的寓意。金鋒認為:藝術創作本為「入世」與「著相」之舉,一個藝術家對作品所追求的美與求其完美的心態其實是一場人間修行的過程。

金鋒今年展出頻頻,2009年已預定的雕塑個人展覽包括:苗必達市政府畫廊、阿本尼市政府畫廊、中半島 1870 畫廊,及阿拉米達博物館等。

《心經》在聖利安卓博物館展出為期兩個月,並將於十月底轉至史坦福大學藝術空間(Stanford Art Space)展出到明年一月。開幕式將於九月六日(周六)下午1時至3時舉行,雕塑家屆時將親臨現場解說導覽,敬備茶點招待。聖利安卓博物館電話(英語):510-577-3990。館址:320 West Estudillo Avenue (介於 Clark Street 與 Hayes Street 間), San Leandro, CA 94577。開放時間:周四至周日:上午11時至下午3時。周一至周三休息。入場免費。查詢有關展覽詳情請電(國/英語):510-522-1076。金鋒雕塑館網址:www.dreamcatchersarts.com。

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