Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Walls and Windows

Wenzhi Zhang Artist Website from Pure Mountains, Beautiful Waters series,  approximately 70 inches high in Cross Cultural: Chinese Artists Working in New York, curated by Zhijian Quian assisted by Xiaohua Pan at the New York City College of Technology. 
Weixian Jiang, Gallery Link, Growing 1-3, brass, around 70 inches high the tallest.
Yan Lin, Between Day and Night, xuan paper, mirror and plexi, 34 x 34 x 8 inches from 2014. This artist works solely with Xuan paper and her website is here: Artist Site.
Song Xin's 2019 cut paper Extensions, purchased for permanent installation in the front windows at NYCCT. Artist Site
Cut paper is so simple, but changes everything.

Looking in. (Did not view full exhibition due to a temporary installation in the lobby. 

Patterned ceramic crowns by Margaret Lanzetta Artist Website in her Queens studio.

Dimensional drawing at speed refashions history.

For some years Lanzetta has been working with fabric, transposing indigenous patterns from Karachi, or Kochi, with her own custom-designed blockprints.
A textural jam emerges, conflating handmade and manufactured surfaces.

Juxtaposed with Vivian Suter at Gladstone, Gallery Link, a show that appeared literally from points unknown, as Suter lives and works in Panajachel, Guatemala.

Something liberating about a spatial reconfiguration and scramble of hierarchies.

There's a sense of the marketplace in a local sense, an agora, people moving through, transferring objects and ideas.

It's not about preservation, but making, with abandon, no judgments for good or  for ill.

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