Lin Yan: Paperweight | 林延:镇纸

February 28, 2014 – March 21, 2014 | 2014年2月28日 - 2014年3月21日

Fou Gallery is pleased to present Lin Yan: Paperweight from February 28 through March 21, 2014. The exhibit, concurrent with her project at Tenri Culture Institute, will feature several recent small works and a site-specific “Cloud” installation.

As suggested in the exhibition title, recent works of Lin continue her interest in sculptural paper collage, the foundation of which is a variety of hand-made Xuan paper. Xuan paper is renowned for being soft, fine textured, translucent, suitable for conveying the artistic expression of Chinese traditional painting and calligraphy. Lin Yan makes sculptural collage with crumbled layers of papers with ink, creating a paradoxical affect of strong, post-industrial feeling.

The exhibition also expresses Lin’s ecological intention and social concern. Among the works in the exhibition, are a series of paper collage, AirBreath and Breeze, which refer to the unprecedented air pollution in Beijing. By incorporating elements in the environment into her work, Lin further blurs boundaries, embraces conflict and calls on public awareness of evolving ecological and environmental threats.

Lin Yan: Paperweight coincides with Lin Yan: Dispelling the Clouds, on show at The Art Gallery of Tenri Cultural Institute, 43 West 13th Street, through March 13th, 2014.

 

否画廊将于2014年2月28日至3月21日举办《林延:镇纸》展览。该展览与艺术家在天理文化中心艺术空间的个展《空 – 气》同期举行,将呈现艺术家近期创作的一些小型纸上作品,以及一朵根据空间特别创作的“云”。

镇纸是中国传统文人写字作画用来压纸的文房用具。作为展览标题,体现了两重含义。首先,展览延续了林延一直以来对于宣纸的兴趣。宣纸历来被广泛用于传统书画创作和古籍印刷中。因其坚韧,温润,清透的特性以及丰富的文化内涵,林延以纸为媒介,创作具有雕塑质感的拼贴,并把北京和纽约布鲁克林生活环境中的细节融入其中。林延用传统纸墨层层叠加,创造出一种意料之外的后工业质感。其次,“镇”也隐含着林延的期许,希望通过政府和民间的共同努力控制空气污染,改善环境质量。近期创作的作品《室内》(2013),《喘气》(2014)和《微风》(2014)都体现了她对北京空前严重的雾霾问题的关注。通过将环境元素融入作品,林延进一步模糊了传统和现代,东方和西方,艺术和生活的界限,希望唤起社会公众关于生态和环境问题的共同关注。

 与此同时,《林延:空 – 气》正在天理文化中心艺术空间举行(纽约西13街43号),展至3月13号。