ELYCE ABRAMS, JIYEN LEE, JESSICA LICHTENSTEIN, KATHERINE TZU-LAN MANN

The Narrative Panorama

March 26 - April 24, 2015

The Narrative Panorama

Jessica Lichtenstein
WILD
C-Print on Acrylic
29 x 85 1/2 x 2 in(73.7 x 217.2 x 5.1 cm)
Edition of 3, Plus 2 artist proofs

Katherine Tzu-lan Mann

Katherine Tzu-lan Mann
Blue Black Water
2013
Acrylic, sumi ink, and collage on paper
64 1/2 x 103 5/8 in (163.8 x 263.3 cm)

Katherine Tzu-lan Mann

Katherine Tzu-lan Mann
Pond

2013
Acrylic, sumi ink, and collage on paper
Framed: 34 3/8 x 64 3/4 in (87.5 x 164.5 cm)
 

Katherine Tzu-lan Mann

Katherine Tzu-lan Mann
Pond 2

2013
Acrylic, sumi ink, and collage on paper
Framed: 34 3/8 x 64 3/4 in (87.5 x 164.5 cm)

Jiyen Lee

Jiyen Lee
Canon 45˚
2014
Original photo collage, mixed media
39 3/8 x 39 3/8 in (100 x 100 cm)

Jiyen Lee

Jiyen Lee
Canon 45˚
2014
Original photo collage, mixed media
27 1/2 x 27 1/2 in (70 x 70 cm)

Elyce Abrams
In The Clouds
2014
Acrylic on panel
20 x 20 in (50.8 x 50.8 cm)

Elyce Abrams
Taking Care of You
2014
Acrylic on Panel
20 x 20 in (50.8 x 50.8 cm)

Elyce Abrams
Self
2014
Acrylic on panel
20 x 20 in (50.8 x 50.8 cm)

Elyce Abrams
Touch
2014
Acrylic on Panel
20 x 20 in (50.8 x 50.8 cm)

Elyce Abrams
The Three of Us
2014
Acrylic on Panel
18 x 24 in (45.7 x 61 cm)

Elyce Abrams
Tell Me
2014
Acrylic on Panel
20 x 20 in (50.8 x 50.8 cm)

Elyce Abrams
Crowds
2014
Acrylic on Panel
29 x 25 in (73.7 x 63.5 cm)

Press Release

BLANK SPACE is pleased to present a group exhibition titled The Narrative Panorama, which brings together work of four female artists: Elyce Abrams, Jiyen Lee, Jessica Lichtenstein, and Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann. Each artist creates an idealized, experiential space for the viewer, which is strongly influenced by and constructed upon beliefs, emotions, nostalgia, and imaginations. Encompassing various media that include photography and acrylic, The Narrative Panorama juxtaposes the painterly technique and digital production, which in turn encapsulates contrasting contemporary narratives and visual languages.

 

Elyce Abrams in her intimately scaled paintings constructs personal histories by recording significant experiences and memories from her life. Her most recent series, inspired by the birth of her son, display her increased vocabulary of organic and fluid forms and texture, resulted in works that are simultaneously abstract and pictorial. Abrams’ use of color, lights, and patterning borrowed and abstracted from her personal reflection creates a dialogue that intrigues the viewer.

 

Canon 45° series of Jiyen Lee explores the complexity and the interconnectedness of our present day society by examining vernacular public spaces and surroundings. Lee’s woven collage of the layered images of the crowds captured in transition, either in escalators or an elevator, speaks of the interminable social, political and psychological networks inhabit our day-to-day life. 

Jessica Lichtenstein’s WILD, one of her Word Sculptures series, playfully and boldly unpacks the dynamic of desire and lust in a fantastical land. The artist appropriates Japanese manga aesthetics and symbolism, transforms and remixes with the tradition of nude figures in Western art. Operated under the boundaries of the popular culture, her work touches upon the neglected and darker social issues, exploring private meanings of the present day art making.

 

Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann takes inspiration from an extensive array of sources such as braids of hair or details from Beijing opera costuming, and creates landscapes or dreamscapes of an idealized beauty in a poignant and sensuous form. Embracing the elements of gestural abstraction, Mann’s intricate feminine sensibility combined with spontaneous and improvised brushstrokes creates a compelling aesthetic that captures the visceral energy of time and space.

 

For more information, please contact Jin K. Choi at + 1 212 924 2025 or jin@blankspaceart.com.