LANE: Installations, Paintings and Works on Paper Vol. 64-200
May 17 - June 1, 2013:
LANE : Installations, Paintings and Works on Paper Vol. 64-200
Opening Reception: Friday, May 17, 6-9 PM
LANE’S art explores duality of forms and meanings through a combination of paint, canvas, books, political writings and anonymous diaries. In their totality, they present a survey of subtle corridors between representation and abstraction, image and text, as well as individual and collective identities in the East and the West. LANE accumulates elements for his installations from studio locations in New York and Beijing. The artist collects the discarded diaries of workers from the era of the Chinese Cultural Revolution and juxtaposes excerpts from his own writings on these historic and yet forgotten texts.
Material is key to LANE’S art, not simply because, as representations of concepts and ideas, artworks are material objects, but because LANE’S engagement with the context of his work would be incomplete without equal regard to the formal qualities of the materials and the temporality embedded in them. There is a special currency to LANE’S art - the ingredients of his works have been redefined and reworked in a manner, whereby echoes of the past and contemporary issues become disconcertingly similar and deeply personal.
This exhibition will travel to the Gallery COEXIST-TOKYO (Tokyo, Japan) on June 15 – July 7, 2013. For more information, please refer to www.coexist-tokyo.com.
Images and photos courtesy of LANE and Ivan Savvine, Curator, 287 Spring Gallery and Performance Space
Many, many thanks, Ivan and LANE -
Beth New York
aka Beth S. Gersh-Nesic, Ph.D.
New York Arts Exchange