Artist Talk with 2010 Xian Rui Artist Stella Zhang


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

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
Guided tours available for groups upon request

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 an exceptional but under-represented Chinese artist in America. In previous years the Series has featured artists such as installation Beili Liu from Austin, and fiber artist Dora Hsiung from Boston.

Join us on August 14th for a dialogue with the artist, moderated by SFAC’s Lucy Lin, as she introduces not only the inspirations and creative process behind her 0-Viewpoint exhibit but hosts the premiere of a documentary on the artistic process behind 0-Viewpoint’s creation. While you’re here, take a tour of the gallery and help yourself to light refreshments.

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. 2008-2010.

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

Stella Zhang, 0-Viewpoint from Jim Choi on Vimeo.

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

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