An Exhibition of the Work of Sun Xun
at the Hammer Museum, through October 12
Thursday, October 02, 2008
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Sun Xun, a Chinese artist born in 1980 and living in Hangzhou, creates animations that combine hand-drawn renderings and traditional materials with new media. He studied printmaking at the China Academy of Fine Arts, but a burgeoning interest in moving images led him to found his own animation studio in 2006. To create his meticulous animations, Sun Xun produces a multitude of drawings that incorporate text within the image. His subjects range from elements found in world history and politics, to natural organisms. He then films the drawings, sequentially one at a time, to create a sense of movement and suggest the passing of time, the machinations of history, and the beauty inherent in simple forms. For over a week, Sun Xun will inhabit the Vault Gallery to develop a new animated, site-related video and drawing installation.
Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat 11 am - 7 pm
Thu 11 am - 9 pm
Sun 11 am -0 5 pm
$5 Seniors (65+) and UCLA Alumni Assoc. members
Free every Thursday for all visitors
Free for Hammer members, students with ID, UCLA faculty & staff, and visistors 17 and under
Sponsor(s): Center for Chinese Studies