Zheng Chongbin: Levity and Gravity
|When||18 Aug 2021 - 12 Sep 2021|
68 Orchard Street
New York, NY 10002
Chambers Fine Art and Shin Gallery are pleased to present Levity and Gravity, a solo exhibition for Bay Area based artist Zheng Chongbin. Born in Shanghai in 1961, Zheng graduated from the Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts (now China Academy of Art) in Hangzhou in 1984 and taught painting there until 1988. In 1989 he received a fellowship from the San Francisco Art Institute to study installation, performance, and conceptual art, receiving his MFA in 1991. A resident of the San Francisco Bay Area for over three decades, Zheng is inspired by the region’s distinctive atmospheric and environmental effects and rich ecologies, as well as by the California light and space movement. This will be the artist’s third solo exhibition in New York.
Zheng moves freely across a variety of media, a versatility that is highlighted in his large-scale installations I Look for the Sky, currently installed in the atrium of the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco and Liquid Space, that transformed the Kennin-ji temple in Kyoto in 2019, along with his immersive video pieces Material Play, shown at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in 2017, and Light and Space, exhibited at the Shanghai Biennale 2016-17 in The Power Station of Art. Complementing these public projects, the current exhibition Levity and Gravity provides contrast and context to Zheng’s artistic practice. The works presented in the exhibition continue his longstanding experimentation with painting for which he has developed a personal language that mixes traditional Chinese elements (ink, Xuan paper) with Western tools and materials (brushes, acrylic, and other media) to create abstract, overlapping planar forms, often mounted on wood or aluminum.
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Image courtesy of the event organizer.