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Feng Jin

Feng Jin's Tao of Art
Chinese Culture Center's Art-In-Storefront  
Posted 5/1/11

Original post: Blackbookart Magazine Tuesday, April 26, 2011 On 704 and 708 Kearny Street, you might see installation in progress in the vacant storefronts on this busy San Francisco street.The Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco extends its Daily Lives show with the YBCA, by bringing Bay Area artists out of the gallery and studio and to the public with their Art-In-Storefront exhibition.Featuring work by Stella Zhang and Feng Jin, this exhibit is set to open next week. Here are some pictures of the storefronts before and in progress during installation.Many a perplexed passerby ga... [more]

Op-Ed: Touristy, yes but San Francisco's North Beach still has the beat Special  
Posted 4/26/11

Op-Ed: Touristy, yes but San Francisco's North Beach still has the beat Special By Jonathan Farrell Digital Journal The North Beach section of San Francisco for the most part caters to tourists; complete with tour buses, souvenirs and inflated prices. Yet despite the dusty narrow streets, heavy with traffic and often litter-strewn, North Beach still has a beat, if it can be said that way. "Beat" referring to its "Beatnik" past. At least for this reporter, North Beach still has a kind... [more]

The Art of Passages: A Group Exhibition Featuring Visual Expression of Life Experiences  
Posted 4/30/11

APRIL 25, 2011 There is a new exhibit in town that promises to be refreshing and exciting with an intriguing grouping of medium to delight the eye.  Opening at the 901 Market Street Atrium (2nd floor), San Francisco on May 9th is The Art of Passages; featuring Seamus Berkeley, Mi’Chelle Fredrick, N. Teddy Goldsworthy-hanner, Christine Hanlon, Feng Jin and Michelle Nye working in the mediums of painting – oil, acrylic, watercolor and encaustic – sculpture and photography. The Art of Passages rep... [more]

Art in Storefronts  
Posted 4/26/11

By ccc– April 22, 2011Posted in: Exhibitions, Featured Art-in-Storefront, a project taking art to the public domain to reclaim and revitalize San Francisco’s forgotten city spaces, is back! Stretching from 704 to 710 Kearny Street, the 2011 storefronts include original work from acclaimed Bay Area artists Stella Zhang and Feng Jin. Unique to this installment is the artists’ use of the spaces as an extension of the concurrent Daily Lives exhibition at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, which opened o... [more]

Chinese Culture Center's Art-In-Storefront  
Posted 4/30/11

Original Post: Chinese Culture Foundation Artists Network Posted by Kwai Mei Manor on April 17, 2011 at 12:14pm On Kearny Street, at 704, 708, and 710, you might see installation in progress in the vacant storefronts on this busy San Francisco street. The Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco extends its Daily Lives show with the YBCA, by bringing Bay Area artists out of the gallery and studio and to the public with their Art-In-Storefront exhibition.Curated by Kwai Manor, and featurin... [more]

Island Arts: Feng Jin at the Alameda Museum  
Posted 4/26/11

Submitted by Michael Singman-Aste on 1, March 17, 2011 Feng Jin with Romancing the Metal, 2011. Copper and wood boards.* By Michael Singman-Aste Having studied Japanese for two years at the University at California, Berkeley, there was a time when I knew several hundred Chinese characters. I know I’m rusty, but I can’t make heads or tails of Feng Jin’s characters. That’s just fine. Although inspired by Chinese calligraphy, his work is not in fact a reproduction of Chinese verse in metal. Jin says... [more]

Embrace the Tao of Metal  
Posted 4/26/11

Written by Dennis Evanosky    Published: Thursday, 10 March 2011 Alameda Sun Sculptor Feng Jin shows his sons Felix, 10, and Irwin, 6, his signature on a piece of his sculpture while his wife, Lauren Huang looks on. Jin's work will be on display at the Alameda Museum, 2324 Alameda Ave. Sculptor Feng Jin shows his sons Felix, 10, and Irwin, 6, his signature on a piece of his sculpture while his wife, Lauren Huang looks on. Jin's w... [more]

Alameda Museum Presents 'The Tao of Metal' by Metal Sculptor Feng Jin  
Posted 4/26/11

Alameda Patch Posted by Lauren Huang | February 25, 2011 | Alameda Museum is presenting The Tao of Metal, a solo exhibition of sculpture by Bay Area artist Feng Jin. From March 5 to 30, 2011, the exhibition will feature Jin's new work, including pedestal and large-scale sculpture as well as a site specific installation.Jin's work offers connections between forms, symbols and architecture through a vocabulary that is emblazed with light and informed by Asian art and history. Jin uses an... [more]

Island arts: “Cross Currents”  
Posted 4/30/11

This article originally appeared on July 10, 2010 in The Island. Michele Ellson, editor. Submitted by Michael Singman-Aste on 1, July 8, 2010 – 4:50 am By Michael Singman-Aste Sponsored by the Island Alliance of the Arts non-profit, the fourth annual “Cross Currents” exhibit at the Alameda Museum is billed as an exhibit of California artists, with one coming from as far away as Bristol in Southern California. But with 22 out of 38 artists from Alameda and the exhibit capably installed by... [more]

Feng Jin’s shadow sculptures  
Posted 4/30/11

Blog Post from Matryoshka May 30, 2010 dianaperazzo In the beginning of May while visiting San Francisco, me and my boyfriend noticed an art exhibit at the Union Square. There must have been at least 10 artists present. To our disbelief each art exhibition’s artist was there, too. After walking through the isles of sculptures and pictures, I found myself right in front of a very interesting sculpture. It had only an outline. Placed right in front of a white board, it put its shade on... [more]

Feng Jin's metal sculptures dance 'With Shadows' in Belmont Gallery  
Posted 4/26/11

By Bonny Zanardi San Mateo Times Correspondent THE 1870 Art Center Gallery is hosting "Dances With Shadows," an exhibition of metal sculptures by Feng Jin, through Sept. 20. Born in Harbin, China, Jin graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing with a Bachelor of Arts in sculpture. He lives in the Bay Area and works in a variety of metals, creating both figural and abstract works at his Dream Catchers Arts studio in Alameda. A full-time sculptor, Jin often creates piece... [more]

Los Gatos Art Museum offers Three Visions art show  
Posted 4/26/11

By Erica Goss San Jose Contemporary Art Examiner June 29th, 2009 4:45 pm PT Mert Carpenter Photo The art of Donna Orme, Feng Jin and Glen Rogers is featured through August 7 at the Los Gatos Art Museum.  These three artists’ work appear in a group show that includes both floors of the museum.  On the first floor, sculptor Feng Jin’s female torsos, this series in mirror-polished steel, as well as his ribbon-like abstracts, juxtapose Donna Orme’s colorful monoprints and monotypes. In her artist statement, Donna Orme say... [more]

Shape, curve, and three-dimensionality  
Posted 4/30/11

May 13, 2009 Tri-City Voice Shape, curve, and three-dimensionality By Dustin Findley This week is your last chance for a truly 3-dimensional experience at the Phantom Art Gallery in Milpitas. Feng Jin has metal sculptures on display until Friday, May 15.Feng Jin trained the number one school in China for classical art training. Feng Jin's parents worked in a machine shop. He went there and enjoyed "playing with the metal." The work on display features older and newer work. Feng... [more]

Feng Jin: Artist on Fire  
Posted 11/6/08

AttributeMagazine.com Feng Jin: Artist on Fire Written by: Stacey Louiso /  Photos provided by: Lauren Huang One never knows what to expect when meeting an artist in person. Some are shy introverts, others outrageous extroverts. Their work is often a reflection of their soul: frantic, serene, intense, playful or tragic. Feng Jin is no exception. He is warm, funny and energetic: Infectious. Jin’s personality is a combination of serenity, intensity and that of a fun-loving, family oriented man. He is as unique and inte... [more]

Sculptures at SL Museum — A Study of the Female Form  
Posted 4/26/11

By : Staff Reports : 8/29/08     San Leandro Times The 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.” The exhibition runs from Sept. 4 to Oct. 26 at the gallery at 320 West Estudillo Avenue with a reception for the artist on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 1 to 3 p.m. In this series of abstract figurative sculptures, Feng Jin creates ancient goddess... [more]

Picto-Calligraphy & Sculpt-Script: Symphony of Chinese Calligraphy & Sculpture  
Posted 4/26/11

EAST BAY EXPERSS -- CRITIC'S CHOICE Drawing, according to the French neoclassicist J.A.D. Ingres, is "the hard, wiry line of rectitude" underlying all great art. In Chinese painting, calligraphy links both the poetry that artist-sages admired, and their deeply felt aesthetic/kinesthetic responses. In this two-man show at the AlamedaMuseum, two China-born Californians update tradition with modernist ideas of free expression. In his Picto-Calligraphy series, Mei Chu Chang, a retired teacher and a r... [more]

Two-man show in Alameda  
Posted 4/26/11

Contra Costa Times -- Art in the Bay Area By Laura CaseyThursday, July 3rd, 2008 at 10:52 am in museum. Alameda sculptor Feng Jin e-mailed me to tell me about his show at the Alameda museum, opening this weekend. It is called “Symphony of Chinese Calligraphy and Sculpture.”Jin has partnered with Taiwanese calligrapher Mei Chu Chang to present this show, open now until July 30.Chang is an accomplished traditional calligrapher and has even presented some of his work to the Vatican. He breaks fro... [more]

Local sculptor never stops shaping his style  
Posted 4/26/11

The sculptures of Jin, created in a variety of styles, are on display at the Alameda Museum through July 27. (Laura Oda - Staff) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ By Brenda Payton, STAFF WRITER of Oakland Tribune Article Launched: 07/20/2007 02:48:58 AM PDT The exhibit at the Alameda Museum looks almost like a forest of metal sculptures with rows of mostly large pieces filling the space. At... [more]

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