Posts filed under ‘Wanxin Zhang’

Top Three Things to do at ASU Art Museum!

We  have a new way to share what’s happening at ASUArt Museum with you – iPhone video! I hope you enjoy this quick look at the top things going on at the museum right now- this month we feature artists Wanxin Zhang and Gordon Cheung, and our biannual event, Ceram-a-Rama, that benefits exhibitions and education programs at our Ceramics Research Center.

And thanks to Dawn, who did a great job despite my nearly last-minute recruitment for this gig!

-Diane

February 16, 2010 at 11:43 pm

Phantoms of the museum

Wanxin Zhang: A Ten Year Survey at ASU Art Museum

Wanxin Zhang: A Ten Year Survey at ASU Art Museum

With Wanxin Zhang’s exhibition opening in just a few days, the gallery is really starting to, er, come to life, so to speak. Thanks to the Arcadia News whose reporter recently interviewed Zhang (Jan. 2010 issue) for helping bring the artist’s intent more to light as well. (She also had a great section on one of our other exhibiting artists, Gordon Cheung.)

You should also know that Zhang will be here at ASU Art Museum at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 5 to speak at our Conversations @11 series. It’s a *great* opportunity to speak with him personally about his art, his creative process, how his life in China influenced his youth and art, how moving to America may have changed things…

Also, a shout out to the journalism & PR students I spoke to yesterday evening! It was great to meet you [HINT] all and I hope I’ll be seeing you [YOUR DIVERSITY STORY] around the museum for [PROFILE STORY] some of your writing [IS HERE] projects.

-diane

January 28, 2010 at 3:59 pm

Warriors at ASU Art Museum

Wanxin Zhang warrior at ASU Art Museum

he looks sort of mad at the moment...

unpacking warriors at ASU Art Museum

unpacking warriors at ASU Art Museum

We at the museum have all been really excited to finally see this new exhibition in person – Wanxin Zhang: A Ten Year Survey. These large-scale ceramic pieces are inspired by the Qin terra cotta army that was found in China in 1974. But this illustrious artist has added decidedly American twists to his people – Mickey Mouse ears, anyone?

Of course I went running to the gallery with my iPhone when I heard they were unpacking. (They actually seem a little creepy, all wrapped in plastic as they are still.)  I’m really excited to see the whole gallery filled with these!

Wanxin Zhang: A Ten Year Survey is open Jan. 30 – May 1, 2010. Feel free to join us for the free opening reception on Friday, Feb. 19, 7-9 p.m. too.

The artist will actually be at ASU Art Museum on Friday, Feb. 5 for a Conversations @11 lecture, so you’ll even have the chance to meet him in person and ask him about his work and creative process.

-diane

PS: Gordon Cheung and his lovely wife Rui are HERE now! Come meet him this Friday at 11am at the museum!

January 19, 2010 at 10:59 pm


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