The California Calligraphy Summit brings together the work of a dozen artists who are now or have been based in California, for whom calligraphy is central to their artistic exploration. Diverse international and culturally complex written languages inform their inventively experimental work, ranging from abstract to literary, classic to "street." Several of the artists are already acclaimed abroad, while others are just beginning to attract art world attention for their exciting approaches. This fascinating and multilingual exhibition shows how some of the best art in California ties to the world. Exhibiting artists are Tauba Auerbach, Chen Chi-kwan, Catherine Courtenaye, Ala Ebtekar, Fu Chuan-fu, Wosene Worke Kosrof, Stella Lai, Isaac Lin, John McKenzie, Kazuaki Tanahashi, Mohamed Zakariya, and Faye Zhang.
More information on the artists, images, and goodies can be found at www.sfsu.edu/~gallery, and at www.myspace.com/sfsufineartsgallery .
Opening Reception: Sat, Sept 23, 2-4 pm, featuring artist Wosene Worke Kosrof in conversation with curator Lizzetta LeFalle-Collins at 3 pm.
Exhibit runs through October 19.
Official Website: http://www.sfsu.edu/~gallery
Added by sfsugallery on September 15, 2006