September 22 – November 13, 2020
On March 11, 2020 Ying Li received notification that the Haverford College campus would be closing temporarily in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Pennsylvania. What was initially forecast as a brief break soon became weeks and then months. Faced with time and a campus blossoming from winter to spring and spring to fall, Ying Li did what any artist would do and went to work, painting each day en plein air. The result is Blossoms in a Sudden Strangeness, an exhibition that captures the abstract beauty of Li’s creative output from March – August 2020.