Sat May 15 - Sun August 1, 2021

Zheng Chongbin: I Look for the Sky

How do artists think about space? That question animates a new two-part exhibition by Marin County-based artist Zheng Chongbin (b. 1961). In dialogue with the museum's transformation project, I Look for the Sky explores how the manipulation of light can profoundly change our perception of architectural space.

As an artist trained in classical Chinese figurative painting at the China Academy of Art who went on to study performance, installation, and conceptual art at the San Francisco Art Institute, Zheng brings a singular approach to contemporary art.

His installation in Osher Gallery, State of Oscillation - comprising ink paintings, videos, and a chamber made of translucent material - heightens our awareness of our bodies moving through space. Navigating through an ephemeral chamber suffused with overlapping projected video imagery, we catch glimpses of Zheng's paintings and other works mounted on the perimeter wall. State of Oscillation manipulates our perceptions of presence and absence, solid and void, immersion and circulation.


Images: Installation view of State of Oscillation, Asian Art Museum. Photograph © Asian Art Museum.
How do artists think about space? That question animates a new two-part exhibition by Marin County-based artist Zheng Chongbin (b. 1961). In dialogue with the museum's transformation project, I Look for the Sky explores how the manipulation of light can profoundly change our perception of architectural space.

As an artist trained in classical Chinese figurative painting at the China Academy of Art who went on to study performance, installation, and conceptual art at the San Francisco Art Institute, Zheng brings a singular approach to contemporary art.

His installation in Osher Gallery, State of Oscillation - comprising ink paintings, videos, and a chamber made of translucent material - heightens our awareness of our bodies moving through space. Navigating through an ephemeral chamber suffused with overlapping projected video imagery, we catch glimpses of Zheng's paintings and other works mounted on the perimeter wall. State of Oscillation manipulates our perceptions of presence and absence, solid and void, immersion and circulation.


Images: Installation view of State of Oscillation, Asian Art Museum. Photograph © Asian Art Museum.
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