Looking at “Dreamworlds”, this new body of work by Amy Lin for her third show in this gallery, I am reminded of the artist’s description of her own work as being “social” and as representing human beings, that the thousands of individual marks make up a community much the way, say, mushrooms develop from tiny spores. Lin’s statement: “The pieces evolved into being more about the interactions between the cut-out portals and the societies. The latest pieces explore the idea of what is seen and what is hidden below the surface. Looking through the cut-out portals, much of the drawing can’t be seen - or there are pieces that are seen through multiple cut-outs but the viewer can’t piece everything together.”, supports this analogy. In this body of work the artist has literally added another dimension to her work by creating these windows or portals between paper layers.
With titles like “Whispering”, “Aurora”, “Solaria”, “Melpomenia” and “Helicon”, Lin provocatively blends poetry, science and fiction as she continues to move her work in new directions with her consummate precision and visual whimsy. Subtle shading accentuates the three dimensional illusion and careful composition conveys an evolving world of the artist’s own making, surreal, unique and playfully animated.
“I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music. ”
― Joan Miró
Amy Lin is an American artist living and working in Washington, DC. Lin has had 13 solo exhibitions including ones in New York City, Tokyo, and Houston. She is the recipient of a John Anson Kittredge Grant and a Strauss Fellowship Grant and has had artist residencies in Tokyo and Singapore. She has been reviewed in the Washington Post and American Contemporary Art magazine and published in New American Paintings and art critic Lenny Campello's book “100 Artists of Washington, DC”. Lin’s drawings are held in many corporate and private collections throughout the US and Europe.
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