CHARLES ZHANG, #CHARLESZHANGFOREVER ONE NIGHT ONLY EXHIBITION
SEPTEMBER 9, 2016

Cast from Hecate's bosom into the cold embrace of Poseidon. The story of the penguin is a sad one indeed. Eternally burdened with incompetent limbs. This flightless bird, this tuxedo'd monstrosity, flaps in vain and squawks with mighty rage yet perpetually remains chained to this earth. But we have much to learn from these fowl beasts. The vestiges of the penguin's once mighty appendages serve as a reminder that we must break free from our own biological boundaries lest we too become victims of the whimsies of cruel gods. This is where I will transition to how this relates to my art. Should we not strive, against all odds, like the penguin, to reach the pinnacle of our potential? Should we not curse the heavens for depriving us of the ability to taste with our eyes? To see with our ears? To hear with our mouths? To experience pleasure both carnal and divine? The exhibit and masterful works of art seek to break these physical bonds allowing us to experience pleasure forever. To experience Charles Zhang Forever.

Charles Su Zhang, b. 1986, Beijing, China
Although he has no formal artistic training, he is considered by many to be one of the great masters of our generation. He received his B.A. in Government from the University of Texas, and J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law. He is an artist and accomplished attorney currently living and working in Austin, Texas.