Art Practical’s Zachary Royer Scholz calls CCC’s Xian Rui 2011 exhibition White Ink the “Best Exhibition you Likely Never Saw” in Art Practical’s Best of 2011 column. Says Royer:
the Chinese Cultural Center (CCC) may be a bit off the radar for many art viewers, but Zheng Chongbin’s exhibition White Ink was more than worth a visit. Drawing equally from Western abstraction and calligraphic tradition, Zheng’s visceral ink paintings paradoxically were both fresh and ancient. Though made on traditional Xuan calligraphic paper, the works possess a blunt structural power similar to the work of Franz Kline, an emotional weight reminiscent of Anselm Kiefer, and a gestural embodiment that calls to mind the performative drawings of San Francisco’s own Tom Marioni.
By popular demand, White Ink has been extended until September 3
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