Art Exhibitions

“Summer of CHINA” Primer: Scholar’s Rocks

Zhan Wang, Artificial Rock No. 43, 2008 (detail). Stainless steel. Private collection. Photo by the author.

What do you think of when I say rocks? Probably not much of consequence. Rocks scattered on the ground, surrounded by grass and dirt. Perhaps lining a path somewhere. Maybe caught in your shoe. Rocks are not a huge part of daily American culture (unless, perhaps, you are a gardener).