Han Bing, a New York-based artist who hails from Shandong, China, will present a new collection of 11 paintings at Night Gallery. The works on view are inspired by photographs, many of which depict the dilapidated subway and underground culture of Manhattan, that the artist has adapted into delicate and abstract paintings. Using the paintings as framing devices, Han navigates the relationship between our bustling metropolises and their human inhabitants.
Though extremely thoughtful, Han Bing’s paintings appear effortless through her technique of building up paint colors that are reminiscent of the city’s zoning and construction signs. For example, her use of layered hunter green evokes a familiarity with the urban landscape and mimics the granular texture of commercial photographs. What’s more, though the scenes she depicts appear casual, they are anything but — rather, they are meticulously composed in order to make subtle yet monumental statements. Altogether, the pieces invite viewers to take a moment to appreciate the messy urban world before rejoining it.
An opening reception for territory to be named ——– if not later then when will be held on Saturday, October 13 from 7 to 10pm.
Han Bing: territory to be named ——– if not later then when
October 13 – November 17, 2018
2276 E 16th St, Los Angeles, CA 90021