SFSU (San Francisco State University), Stanford University
mixed-media, conceptual, realism, traditional
Patrons, students, and everyone interested in Chinese-American art and culture are invited to listen to a special lecture by Stanford University Professor Gordon H. Chang on Chinese American Art at the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco on October 10, 2009 at .
Proudly hosted by the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco, the lecture features opening remarks by San Francisco State Art Professor and Gallery Director Mark Johnson. This lecture is free to the public and focuses on Chinese-American Art. Professors Gordon H. Chang and Mark Johnson are editors of the ground-breaking book: Asian American Art: A History, 1850-1970. This book is the first comprehensive study of the lives and artistic production of active Asian artists in the United States before 1970. An introduction of the book will be included.
The lecture is given in conjunction with the ChineseCultureCenter’s newest exhibition, Chromatic Constructions: Contemporary Fiber Art by Dora Hsiung. Hsiung, a contemporary Asian-American artist, has been adapting traditional yarn wrapping techniques of China and other countries for more than 30 years. Her works of art are a hybrid of traditional weaving, contemporary aesthetics, innovative off-loom weaving techniques, and striking colors. On view now to January 10, 2009 are fifty of Hsiung’s wall hangings, installations and sculptures, many of which are large-scale. It is the second exhibit in the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco’s Xian Rui (Fresh and Sharp) exhibition series.