Salon is evoking the opulence of seventeenth century Europe rather than the minimalism of a contemporary gallery or of an Asian landscape.  Yet, upon closer examination many of the frames are made from inexpensive materials such as plastic or wood and are likely manufactured in Asian countries.  I have been collecting these frames from local thrift stores.  As I create the pieces I reflect on the often short-lived trends in interior decoration as well as the histories of these abandoned frames—likely once containers of intimate family portraits.  The deliberate flatness of the ink drawings themselves, the use of ink and the East Asian facial features of the subjects connect the works to the history of Asian art. 

 

 Your mints are my medicine    

Your mints are my medicine 

 

Love is not enough 

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Little blue and Red

 

Woman Who Travels (installation)

Jiemei Lin 

Galley Space Mock-up

Mural on wall, paint, vinyl stickers, ink, wood

2017

Woman Who Travels

Jiemei Lin 

Mural on wall, paint, vinyl stickers, ink 

2017

Negative Spaceship 

Jiemei Lin 

Ink on Paper 

22x30

2017

   Negative Spaceship (details)    Jiemei Lin   Ink on Paper   22x30  2017

Negative Spaceship (details)

Jiemei Lin 

Ink on Paper 

22x30

2017