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Kevin B. Chen

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Frank Cebulski, Review: Examiner, San Francisco  
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Bert Bergen, Adam Friedman, Daniel Healey, Donna Anderson Kam, John Patrick McKenzie, Stephanie Metz, Billy O'Callaghan, Joan Osato, Elizabeth Pedinotti, Alex Potts, Annie Vought at Quarterly at Latham Square June 23rd, 2009 - July 24th, 2009
Posted 7/26/09
Bay Area Currents 2009, Pro Arts, Oakland July 22, 7:19 pm Photo courtesy of Pro Arts The works by the 11 artists selected for this year’s Bay Area Currents Exhibition at Pro Arts reveal remarkable similarities in subject matter and the visual and structural elements governing their compositions.Many of the pieces are derived from detritus and trash, amply presented in the images, including Palingenesis: Cherynobyl’s Rebirth (2008) by Adam Friedman, which presents an ho... [more]
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Chinatown storefront satellite installations   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Tamara Albaitis, Nancy Chan, Anita Wen-Shin Chang, Julie Chang, Thomas Chang, Sergio de la Torre, Cui Fei, Khiang H. Hei, Justin Hoover, Bu Hua, Arthur Huang, Suzanne Husky, Larry Lee, Sean Marc Lee, Liting Liang, Lucy Kalyani Lin, Ken Lo, Fang Lu, Maleonn, David Yun & Michelle Yun, Elizabeth Moy, Ming Mur-Ray, Tucker Nichols, Nadim Sabella, Zachary Royer Scholz, Indigo Som, Charlene Tan, Patrick Tsai, Imin Yeh, Xudong Yu at Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco May 1st, 2009 - August 23rd, 2009
Posted 6/8/09
Chinatown is a flurry of storefronts and enterprising hawkers selling imported goods out of the box, right there on the sidewalk. As a satellite of the exhibition, Present TENSE Biennial – Chinese Character-, presented by the Chinese Culture Center on Kearny Street, nine storefront windows facing the bustling streets of Chinatown contain artist installations.  The installations themselves are curious— Imin Yeh’s random household objects wrapped in patterned cloth, which quietly comments... [more]
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Like an Iris Opening   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Michael Arcega, Mark Baugh-Sasaki, Kevin B. Chen, Binh Danh, Rajkamal Kahlon, Rebecca Szeto, Kana Tanaka, Weston Teruya, Jennifer Wofford, Christine Wong Yap at Kearny Street Workshop October 25th, 2008 - January 23rd, 2009
Posted 12/21/08
Mini city skylines extend across the bottom inch of large, white paper canvases. Above the fictional city planes: open sky. Up, up, up. It is the view of cities from afar, where the geometry and architecture are compressed, where there is more sky than city: wide and encircling, everlasting. Once inside the city, views of the sky are always obstructed and the space inside deliriously dense. The spatial density from afar exists only in that bottom inch, and from afar, as restrained surfaces of st... [more]
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