Saturday, March 13, 2010

Addison/Ripley Fine Art / Amy Lin


Rhythmic (detail), 2010, colored pencil on paper, 25 x 44 inches
Cellular, 2010, colored pencil on paper, 25 x 39 inchesAMY LIN: KINETICS

March 13 - April 24, 2010
Opening reception: Saturday, March 13, 5-7pm

Addison/Ripley Fine Art presents a selection of new works by Washington artist, Amy Lin.

The delicate but dynamic work of Amy Lin is as sophisticated as it is fresh. Despite their apparent mechanical precision, Ms. Lin's drawings are made by hand in colored pencil and take on, literally, a life of their own, suggesting an order that might be seen in scientiļ¬c visualization such as cells or moleculesor DNA modeling. As graceful as dance notation, the artist's drawings have an intelligence about them that implies natural forces. The colored pencil markings float, perfectly balanced in open, white, not negative space. They sparkle with life, with elegance and beauty and a rhythm of their own.

Ms. Lin's work finds common cause with our contemporary interest in genetics, technology, physics and even astronomy while maintaining a very human quality that celebrates the imperfect and indefinable qualities of art.  One is able to experience this work on several levels: emotional, cerebral, obsessive, and lyrical.  Drawn without a specific plan in mind, the work develops organically, yielding repetitions that range from playful to meditative to joyous, each mark suggesting the next, the finished product a remarkable surprise.

Addison/Ripley Fine Art
670 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20007

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