"Two Views of China," Rockefeller Brothers Fund, opening exhibition for new headquarters
Thu, 09/17/2009 - Thu, 09/09/2010

The elegant new RBF headquarters features lobby gallery space with spectacular views of the Hudson River. The exhibition, curated by Cynthia Altman, featured fifteen Oxnam sculptures and fascinating large-format photographs of the Great Wall (a collaborative work involving photographer Jonathan Ball and historian David Spindler). Both the sculptures and the photographs conveyed deep messages about Chinese tradition – the sculptures based on the inspiration of Chinese scholars rocks and the...

“Nature Found and Made,” Chambers Fine Art
Thu, 07/09/2009 - Wed, 09/09/2009

This exhibition featured five artists, two American (Robert Oxnam and Martin Kline) and three Chinese (Meng Zhao, Zhan Wang, Hong Lei), all of whom were inspired by Chinese scholar rocks. The Art Farm designed by Ai Weiwei provided a lovely rural setting for this show. Oxnam was the only one using wood as a medium (13 sculptures); others presented works in ceramics, bronze, stainless steel, oilstick on paper, and photographs. John Tancock curated the show and published an important catalogue...

“Chinese Scholar’s Garden,” Casa Asia, Barcelona, Spain

PLEASE NOTE:  This multi-faceted exhibition, in many ways a model of what is possible with aspects of my art work, never took place.  It was cancelled just weeks before the planned opening in mid-2012 because of the Spanish economic crash.  I include it in exhibitions because the plan is still viable whether in U.S. or foreign museums or galleries.  The following is the original website description: "Casa Asia (Asia House) is Spain’s premier institution...

"Happy Mountain" Greenport, NY

"Happy Mountain" is a public sculpture in a childrens' playground in Greenport, a wonderful seaside town roughly two hours east of New York City.  The sculpture utlizes the massive trunk of a 160-year old silver maple that had to be felled because the brittle overhanging limbs threatened the children below.  As soon as I saw the stump, I realized that it offered marvelous texture that seemed perfect for a modern version of a Chinese landscape painting.  The work -- rough cleaning, sanding,...

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