Song Feng Liu
Each month I organize an exhibit (or two) at the San Geronimo Valley Community Center.
I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to put together this month’s remarkable exhibit showcasing the work of Zhaohui Liu and Song Feng Liu--two brothers with prestigious art careers steeped in two diverse artistic traditions.
Here’s the work of Zhaohui Liu.
At first glance it may look like the work of an old European master but Zhaohui Liu was born in Ningxia, China in 1963. Apparently he was regarded as a renowned up-and-coming young artist in the early days of his career in China.
In 1992 he had a solo exhibit at the Beijing National Gallery and received considerable attention from critics, marked by nationwide TV and newspaper coverage. Zhaohui moved to the US in 1996. In 2005, Zhaohui graduated from New York Academy of Art with a Master’s Degree in Fine Art. His work has been exhibited at the Dahesh Museum of Art in New York. He and his family currently live in the San Geronimo Valley.
Equally remarkable is the work of his brother, Song Feng Liu.
Song Feng Liu was born in 1958, also in Ningxia, China.
Song Feng continues to live in China and has a long resume. He is Deputy Secretary General of Ningxia Artists Association and also a member of the Chinese Painting Art Committee, Ningxia Calligraphers Association and Ningxia Mass Art Fine Art Photography Department. His calligraphy works were selected for The 10th National Art Exhibition, 17th National Print Exhibition, Eighty Years Army National Art Exhibition.
Song Feng has won the "Ministry of Culture Bronze Award" and “Outstanding Chinese Artists Exhibition Gold Medal”. He is also the recipient of the Ningxia’s “Book Fair Gold Award” as part of the fiftieth anniversary of the People's Republic of China Book Fair.
He brought his work over from China specifically for this exhibit.
I particularly enjoy the juxtaposition of the two siblings work. Walking back and forth from one gallery space to the other I often find it a little difficult to comprehend that the two are brothers. The quality of the work in both cases is stunning.
The art reception is this Sunday, the 12th, in the Maurice Del Mue galleries of the San Geronimo Valley Community Center. www.sgvcc.org