2010 Xian Rui (fresh & sharp) Artist Excellence Exhibition Series: Stella Zhang & her “0-Viewpoint”


Curated by Abby Chen
Opening Reception: April 22, 2010, 6-7:30pm
Exhibition Date: April 23,2010-September 5, 2010
FREE Admission
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm
Catalog of this exhibition is available on Blurb. Order one now!

Guided tours available for groups upon request

Traveling exhibition date: Oct 7, 2010 – Jan 11, 2011
575 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Free Admission
Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 12pm-6pm

Stella Zhang is the featured artist of the 2010 Xian Rui (“Fresh & Sharp”) Artist Excellence Exhibition Series. The Exhibition Series is an annual solo exhibition curated by the Chinese Culture Center to showcase the work of exceptional but under-represented and under-recognized Chinese artist in America. In previous years the Series has featured artists such as installation artist Beili Liu from Austin, Texas and fiber Dora Hsiung from Boston, MA.

This year’s artist, Stella Zhang, was born in Beijing and studied in both China and Japan before moving to the United States where she currently lives in Palo Alto, CA. Zhang’s uniquely complex and engaging 0-Viewpoint installation explores the constantly shifting inner landscapes of self and femininity. Her latest work, 0—Viewpoint, which made the debut for Xian Rui 2010, was created to convey the idea that everything came into existence by beginning and ending at zero.

Artist Talk (DATE CHANGE)
Behind “0-Viewpoint” – Meet Artist Stella Zhang
Saturday, August 14, 2010 2-3:00pm, at 750 Kearny St. 3rd Floor

Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation
The Xian Rui Artist Excellence Exhibition Series 2008-2010 was made possible by the generous support of the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation.

Preview a short clip behind the making of “0-Viewpoint” and join us on August 14th for the premiere of the documentary!

San Francisco Chronicle “Like other pieces in the ‘Xian Rui’ series, ‘Zero-Viewpoint’ is meant to challenge the perceptions of art in the Chinese community.” – Alexandria Regilio, San Francisco Chronicle

“Indeed, it nearly hits you on your way in.” – Leanna Yip, sfappeal

“0-Viewpoint is deeply personal, incredibly intimate, and sometimes startling, but a fascinating and thought-provoking meditation.” – Ann Taylor, SF Station

“One can almost hear viewpoints inside the minds of these figures void of expression.” – Carol Koffel, Art Practical

“But Zhang manages to unerringly play with the precarious balance between delicacy and brutality, allowing the installations to question these tensions rather than become about them.” – Michele Carlson, Art Practical

“0-Viewpoint” Catalogues soon to be released and can be purchased at the Chinese Culture Center’s gift shop. Check with our gift shop for availability.