Taiwanese artist Esther Lin (林怡君), whose practice explores the physical and psychological systems of human society, will hold a solo exhibition in Los Angeles from Dec. 6, 2019 through Jan. 14, 2020. She is currently a residency artist at Santa Monica's 18th Street Arts Center.
Lin is an interdisciplinary artist whose current practice focuses on connecting experimental narratives between literature and installation, and their organic interaction with society. She is good at telling stories with mixed media such as objects, texts, and images, and her practice intends to capture phases of transition within the modern daily system and to explore the transformation and fluidity of identity and value.
Her research and interests include the production of materials in relations to memory, the spatiality of time, duration and process in space, and the relationship between object and documentation. She believes that one's artistic practice should always synchronize with real life and further the boundaries of reality and imagination.
Her upcoming exhibition at Santa Monica's 18th Street Arts Center, "Revolving Corridor (n.)," evokes imagery of alternative spaces through objects, videos, audio samples, lights, and text combined in an installation that will showcase her most recent artworks. The exhibition title refers to sushi corridor restaurants where diners create their own physical space through time while waiting for food to pass.
A sushi corridor is an in-between space that allows people to connect while preserving a sense of personal psychological space. In a similar way, Lin shall create a space for visitors to move along the center's long South Gallery and explore the transitional zones between languages and actions in daily life. Lin invites viewers to move at their own pace and start a dialogue with each of her art pieces, thereby creating an insightful territory of their own.
Esther Lin | Revolving Corridor (n.)
Date: Dec. 6, 2019 – Jan. 14, 2020
Opening Reception: Dec. 6, 2019 (6-8pm)
Venue: 18th Street Arts Center (Airport Campus, South Gallery)
Address: 3026 Airport Ave, Santa Monica