Better late than never. I saw the Ying Li exhibition at Lohin Geduld this Saturday, the last day it was up as it turns out. Tending toward the small in size, Ying Li thickly painted abstractions are closely painted, dense colorful works. These scenes are recognizable for the most part and common place: trees, houses, and melting snow.
|By The Porch|
By the Porch is a small 12 x 12 piece that is my favorite of the show. I liked the contrast of smooth almost sheer light blue background upon which the yellow tree thickly stood and how the globs of color hung at the top.
I fell for her thick and gestural way of applying the paint, and the magical way the density of color resolved itself into suggestive scenes. The materiality of the paint is paramount in all of these.
|Window on Town of Tilting|
[Was] up at Lohin Geduld Gallery through May 21. More on the artist’s webpage.