California State University Gong Yuebin exhibition "Tai Chi Impression" at Art Dept.
Gallery of CSUS 2013
Roseville Gong Yuebin exhibition "Site 2801" at Blue-line Gallery
October 17 to November 9, 2013
San Francisco Gong Yuebin exhibition "Site 2801" at Jiun Ho Gallery
April 16 to June 16, 2013
Valley Springs Gong Yuebin exhibition "Life's Crossroad" at Oakwilde Sculpture Ranch
April 13 to May 13, 2013 Sacramento Gong Yuebin exhibition "Along The Yellow River" at Sakata Gallery
March 5 to March 30, 2013
Crocker Art Museum
Gong Yuebin exhibition “Site 2801” in Crocker Art Museum Historic Ballroom March 10 to April 29, 2012.
Gong Yuebin exhibition “Life's Crossroad” in Lutheran University Gallery Los Angeles
October 8 to November 15, 2011.
Gong Yuebin exhibition “Life’s Crossroad” in CCC. Gallery San Francisco
August 5 to August 27, 2011.
The first Gong Yuebin project “Life’s Crossroad” exhibition in Gong Studio in Sacramento
July 8 to December 10, 2010.
The fourth Gong Yuebin project “Nations” exhibition in Gong Studio Sacramento
July 7 to December 10, 2011.
Peace Arch Park in Blaine Washington
Gong Yuebin two pieces sculpture attend the Peace Arch International Sculpture Exhibition
May 1 to October 30, 2011.
California State University Sacramento
Gong Yuebin two exhibitions “Life’s Crossroad” and “Black Hole”
in Art Dept. CSUS Gallery and Courtyard and University Ballroom
April 4 to April 22, 2011.
Second Saturday Blog News on Gong Yuebin Life's Crossroad Opening, 8th of July 2010
A large scale sculpture series “Life's
Crossroad” has successfully unveiled to public on July 8, 2010, Thursday in
The opening ceremony drew the attention
and attendance of professionals from major museums, universities, Media, and
art commission/association. Following the opening to Saturday, over thousand
members of audience visited Gong Studio. The visitors are very patiently
waiting in a 100-feet long line, and all visits are very smooth and harmonious
till the close at 10:30. Countless visitors expressed to arise an awareness of
respecting life and resource from each other. Many had their tears in eyes.
They appraised Gong’s work as unique and shocking to the society, There's a
reason why this show has the biggest buzz in Sacramento and why Gong has
changed the Sacramento art landscape for good".
Our advice: The studio gallery is open
from noon to 9 p.m. on 2nd Saturday, so go early.
When you get in, walk slowly and think
about Mother Earth.
Sacramento Business of the Arts report for Life’s Crossroad Exhibition:
Gong Yuebin Tao - Non Tao at Blue Line Gallery 2013
Yuebin Tai Chi Impression at CSUS 2013
Exhibition Opening at Sakata Gallery March 3rd
Gong Yuebin Site 2801 PBS NewsHour Interview
Gong Yuebin Site 2801 Opening Ceremony at the Crocker Art Museum
Gong Yuebin Life's Crossroad at CLU
Gong YuebinNations Opening July 9th
Gong Yuebin Life's Crossroad Opening
Comments on the opening of "Life's crossroad"
It is not
overstatement that “Life's Crossroad” sculpture series
by Gong Yuebin hit Sacramento audience with a powerful
Let's listen to what visitors say about the exhibition.
It is great, I can't express myself. It is sure it
touches my heart.
I see what you saw in these pieces. I see the struggle
and same time power in this whole exhibition.
I dare not to step on your exhibition ground because I
see powerful lives everywhere, there is no one dead.
It is the first time I saw an exhibition like this. It
is beautiful and powerful.
It is an amazing exhibition. I am touched very much!
Thank you so much for reminding us to protect our Mother
It is not your culture or my culture; it is a universal
language that speaks in harmony and speaks with
Christopher who is also an artist, walked out of the
exhibition hall and expressed his wish to hug the artist
who created the series of “Life's Crossroad”. He said
“what a powerful exhibition! I can feel your emotion.
You made me want to give up my painting because nothing
can compare with what you did in your exhibition”.
How does an art exhibition touch an audience so much?
Let's go into the exhibition and walked through the
artworks to search for answers. The series of artwork is
titled “life's Crossroad”. Gong depicted his visionary
insight into this group of sculpture series. He wanted
express his love of nature and life through his artwork.
He intended to transform the message from nature to our
human beings, the conversation between nature and human
beings, between life and death. At entrance, Gong
applied tunneled curtain to separate the natural light
and black light inside. The series divided into five
sections with the leading piece introducing his
observation and thought. Passing the leading piece right
after entered the curtained door, a group of taller
pieces stand in front of you. They are “Body” section.
Every piece stands for its own, representing different
emotion, different status of life. There are struggle,
survival, strength, power and agony in these pieces.
At your right side, a group of 8 pieces is called
“resource”. Gong said this group represents seven
continents surrounding our earth resource. Every
continent is armed head to toe staring at our broken
resource. Some visitors see “Christ dying in pain”; some
see people are arguing or discussing over an issue. Gong
pointed out that history warn us every war is the result
of controlling over resource. He hoped to remind
audience that we are living in same planet. Protecting
our planet is everyone or every country's
responsibility. There is no one who could govern this
At your left side, another 8 piece group represents
“Spirit” with a brain shape piece in the center
surrounded by seven other pieces. The brain with chain
tied onto it is a metaphor of mental or spirit resource.
In this group, all seven continents started to
communicate with their conduit pipe even though the
spirit was chained up. It sends message that there is no
one could even depress a spirit power.
At same side of the “spirit”, standing in a small room
is the first piece of “Lifeline”. It leads to other
pieces upstairs. The beginning piece with a big hole in
it Gong told me is representing a birth giving womb. A
new life starts here and grows up through different life
stages. There are three more pieces not in display due
to the limited space. This group illustrates life in
their different status. Free from control at beginning
then, living under the control through their lives. The
last piece can be described as an old man or an
afterlife. In either way, you see the struggle or
expression of life.
Inside next door, it is “Freedom”. Again, two more
pieces are not showing because of the limited space. The
showing piece is a human figure with wire fencing all
over her. One female visitor was talking to herself “I
don't see freedom because she is constrained inside”,
then she seemed realizing “I understand, if you overcome
a barrier, you are free; no freedom comes easy” .
Passing through another separating curtained door, Gong
prepared his book, video, and some of the photo prints
for visitors. One can either go directly to this room to
learn more about artist first and then go back to look
at the artwork, or you look at the artwork first to
avoid you blindly follow artist's explanation which is
not an attention Gong wanted to place on his audience.
He wanted to expose his understanding of life to his
audience, and give a key to audience for them to open
their own door and search for their own interpretation
of the artwork and their lives.
While first opening stirred a wave in Sacramento art
field and community as a whole, Gong is preparing to
develop the project to its fullest. Please stay tuned
for Gong's new development on this project. Then his
second project will be in display at the end of this
year. For Gong Yuebin, there is no finishing to a
project, he is always working on improving or developing