Canessa Gallery presents: "Movable ink", Contemporary ink paintings by Asian American artist Anita Yan Wong
Opening reception: 4th May (first Friday) 6pm- 9pm
4th May – 31st May 2018
ANITA WONG DEFIES TRADITION AND MODERNITY IN HER LATEST PAINTING SERIES “YEAR OF THE DOG” – JUSTIN FANG, EDITOR AT AMADEUS MAGAZINE
Asian American Artist & Professor, is a long time pupil of
Hsin Pengjiu, first pupils of Chao Shao An and Pu Hsin-Yu,
cousin of Pu Yi, the last emperor of China. With her background in
modern arts and film, the artist develops a unique contemporary
style of Lingnan Guo Hua with the influence from Hip Cultures &
moving imagery. Her works are currently featured on over 40 local
& International magazines including “N.Y. Arts”; “AIGA”;
“Design within Reach” design Philadelphia award;
“Works & Conversations”; “Artdependence” cover stories;
MAHB Stanford University & Yale University Magazine.
My current works have been dealing with movement, patterns and
emotions ocured in nature; individualism in the viewer’s eyes and
the role of traditional art form in the Millennium. My current abstract
ink painting series "Tigers", "Roosters" and "Dogs" explores the
movements of subject and passage of time through the use of
“Bi”– Brushwork. I see "Bi" as my handwritings, an expression
highly individual. Brushworks I create identify me from any
other human beings. It is a medium for me to convey my
emotions and meanings of the subject.
About Canessa Gallery
For more than 45 years, Canessa Gallery has been at the center of San Francisco's rich artistic, literary, and cultural history. Our mission is to support and showcase the work of artists who want to be artists for their lifetime. To date, more than 600 new, emerging, and established sculptors, painters, photographers, and performance and literary artists have presented their work at Canessa Gallery. Artists who have shown at Canessa Gallery include, Trudy Myrrh Reagan, Mokhtar Paki, JohnMattos and Chico MacMurtrie .
We are located in the landmark Canessa Building -- a diminutive old-brick gem that is one of downtown San Francisco's last links with her colorful, bohemian past. While many of the original buildings in the area did not survive the era of high-and-higher architecture, the historic Canessa Building has -- and continues to glow with the light, life, and magic of artists at work.
708 Montgomery Street @ Washington
San Francisco, CA 94111