One Chinese artist has paved the way into San Francisco’s contemporary art mainstream. Beijing artist, Zhan Wang’s rock sculptures currently can be seen at the Asian Art Museum and the Haines Gallery.
At the Haines Gallery, his polished sculptures nod at “scholars’ rocks” that inspired classical Chinese painting. While, at the Asian Art Museum, his rock sculptures “make reference to the exploitation of Chinese immigrant labor during the Gold Rush era,” reports the San Francisco Chronicle.
While depicting the Chinese diaspora, Zhan Wang proves his art is here to stay. His large outdoor stainless steel sculpture is a permanent fixture in the de Young Museum.