(March 30, 2008) – “Live Music Drawing” featuring new paintings, drawings and
installation works by Chinese American artist Kay H. Lin will be on display
at Grant Gallery from April 1 through April 21, 2008. Ms. Lin graduated from the National
Institute of the Arts in Taiwan
and earned a Masters degree from New
York University. Her technically rich and spiritually
engaging works take their place as a unique voice that crosses boundaries to
unite Western and Eastern influences.
Her works have been collected in Asia, Europe and in the U.S.
In this exhibition, Ms. Lin presents 14 large and medium sized acrylic and oil
paintings on canvas inspired by Eastern poetry and Baroque music. Ms. Lin’s paintings capture an ongoing
dialogue between the Eastern aesthetic sensibilities of her classical
training and modern Western abstraction.
Thematically, Ms. Lin’s paintings are at the interface of thought and emotion,
examining logic, creation, life and inspiration.
The three site-specific large-scale installation
pieces explore the idea of the progression from pre-language to musical
harmony to vocal expression in human prayers for blessings from above. In “Live Music Drawing, “ cable wire
becomes a 10 foot high, 15 foot long music staff across a span of the gallery
with notes and language that can be moved and rewritten. The backdrop for this piece is a large
panel of abstract ink brush painting created during a live musical
performance captured on video. In
“Song of the Air,” cable wire becomes a musical staff that climbs up a column
to the gallery’s ceiling with musical notes ascending the spiral. In “One Voice,” five 3-foot tall musical
notes filled with grain sing together to pray for a bountiful harvest.
Ms. Lin uses the seven colors of the rainbow and
the seven musical notes as inspiration and the essential elements of these
pieces. Her distinctive visual
language demonstrates the artist’s adept touch with color and a fully
developed command of materials.
For more information please contact Tatiana
Grant at email@example.com or (212) 343-2919 and the artist at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (917) 558-1759.