"Hou Beiren + Hernan Gana: Homeland In My Mind” Exhibit to Open October 5th 2017 in San Francisco
Chinese Master Literati Artist Hou Beiren and Chile's Environmental Landscape Artist Hernan Gana's Works Featured
SAN FRANCISCO – September 27, 2017 – Contempor’ati Studios today announced the opening date of its exhibit "Hou Beiren + Hernan Gana: Homeland in My Mind" featuring California-based, Master Chinese Literati landscape artist Hou Beiren and Chilean environmental landscape artist Hernan Gana. The exhibition, opens during Asia Week San Francisco at the Pacific Heritage Museum beginning October 5th, 2017 (5:00pm-7:30pm) and run through April 1st, 2018.
“This is the first time the works of a Master Chinese literati landscape artists have been presented with a western landscape artist,” said Jean Song, Founder of Contempor’ati Studios and curator of the exhibition. “While these artists are separated by over 50 years, Hou Beiren's works presented together with Mr. Gana's will make the audience think more deeply about how nostalgically beautiful the literati landscapes are compared with those resulting from the man-made impact of climate change on our environment.”
“Hou Beiren and Hernan Gana interpret the world around them in vastly different ways,” said Mark Barnekow, Executive Producer of the exhibit. “This exhibit's dramatic juxatposition of idealistic landscapes of our past with the shocking landscapes changing our future shows the path to our destructive future if we don't immediately begin to reverse the effects of climate change.”
The Pacific Heritage Museum is open weekly Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 10am to 4pm. Admission is free. Tel: (415) 399-1124.
Hou Beiren is one of the greatest Chinese artists of the 20th century and a trailblazer in Chinese splash color ink art. Poet and painter Hou Beiren celebrated his 101st birthday this year. His works can be found in the Hou Beiren Museum in Kunshan, China and the Liaoning Provincial Museum, Hou Beiren and Zhang Yunqing (his wife) Pavillion in Liaoning Province. A third museum is planned in Chaoyang, China. Hernan Gana held his first solo exhibition when he was just seventeen years old. Since then, he has become one of Chile and South America's most beloved artists known mostly for his ability to hold a mirror to man's impact on the environment. The exhibition, "Hou Beiren + Hernan Gana: Homeland in My Mind" will travel in the US and China.
Based in San Francisco, California, Contempor’ati is a not-for-profit dedicated to promoting and inspiring the Chinese literati tradition in today’s contemporary society by sharing the Contemporary Chinese literati art, philosophy and lifestyle with academics, artists, collectors and museums through exhibitions, writings and lectures. Visit www.contemporati.com.
"Contempor'ati" Exhibit Opens in San Francisco
Chinese Master Hou Beiren, Master Fong Chung-Ray and Zhou Shilin Works Featured
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Contempor'ati Studios today announced the opening of its contemporary Chinese literati painting exhibition with master artists from the United States and China. The exhibition, which is part of the Asia Week San Francisco celebrations, runs at the Pacific Heritage Museum from October 1st, 2016 to January 5th, 2017. Admission is free.