Grant Gallery


Grant Gallery

7 Mercer Street

New York, New York  10013


Tel: (212) 343-2919

Fax. (212) 343-2973

Tues – Sat 11 am to 7 pm

Sun 12 pm to 6 pm

For Immediate Release


Kay H. Lin



“Live Music Drawing”

Recent Paintings, Drawings and Installation

April 1 - April 21, 2008

Opening Reception: Friday, April 4, 2008, 6:30 – 8:30 pm


New York (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 or (212) 343-2919 and the artist at or (917) 558-1759.


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