Earth, Air, Water, Fire… embark upon the dreamy elements of nature and get swept away in the nostalgic tones so beautifully depicted in Jessica So Ren Tang’s “Flowers of Riches and Honor” exhibition, opening this weekend at Modern Eden Gallery. Carefully curated and delicately crafted, each embroidered artwork strikes the senses of a botanical fantasy bound to sinuous threads like fated counterparts in a requited tale of growth and hope.
Join Modern Eden Gallery in celebration of Jessica So Ren Tang’s “Flowers of Riches and Honor”, and let this beautiful new collection bloom within the wilds of your imagination.
Jessica So Ren Tang, “Flowers of Riches and Honor”
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 10, 2021 | 4-6 PM
Exhibition Dates: April 10 – 24, 2021
Modern Eden Gallery
1100 Sutter Street | San Francisco, CA 94109
General Information, please email [email protected]
Appointments are not required during the public reception, but capacity will be limited to 5 visitors at a time. Per the city and county of San Francisco, masks are required and guests must maintain 6 feet of distance while waiting for entry and during your visit.
Modern Eden Gallery proudly presents the latest solo exhibition of embroidery works by San Francisco artist Jessica So Ren Tang. Flowers of Riches and Honor is an exciting new series, as the artist explains, “this series I experimented with a mix of Gongbi and Xieyi style Chinese painting. Gongbi translates to “meticulous brush craftsmanship” for its careful and realistic depiction of figures and nature. Xieyi is a freehand brushwork style that emphasizes more on capturing the essence of the character over precise detailed interpretation. Unlike my previous work, the flowers are not constrained to the figure but rather the figure is placed amongst the flowers. The clothing is omitted to feature more of the peonies.”
Born and raised in San Francisco, Jessica So Ren Tang received her BA in Studio Art at Mills College in Oakland in 2013. Inspired by her identity as a Chinese American woman, she creates embroideries that reference Asian patterns and objects from her childhood. Her work has been exhibited at San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles and at the SPRING/BREAK Art Fair in New York. She currently lives and maintains a studio in South San Francisco.