Over the past several months, I have had the wonderful opportunity to get to know the artist Lin Yan. We first connected in the beginning stages of the exhibition New York Beijing Here There at the Yuan Art Museum which opened on October 24th, 2013 (her birthday), spending many afternoons in each others’ studios discussing our work and our process. It has been extremely amazing to get to know her and to be a part of the same show. I’m looking forward to showing with her again in May at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut. Thanks for all that you have done, Lin!
‘New York Beijing Here There’ featuring Lin Yan, Wei Jia, Michelle Fornabai and myself opened at the Yuan Art Museum in Beijing, China on October 24th. With the help of Florencia Minniti, Paul Amenta, and the students from Kendall College of Art and Design, Lydia Boda, Erin Dumond, Jacob Hanson, Jacob Kapusta and Nathan McCallum, I constructed Multicolored Grid.
A huge thank you to Lin Yan, Yan Gulino, and Kegang Lian for inviting me to be a part of this exhibition.
We did this by splitting into two teams, one led by Paul and the other by me. We rotated between tasks, so every student got to do each aspect of the installation process.