Curated by Faye Hirsch
September 9—October 7, 2016
Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery & Sharpless Gallery of Magill Library, Haverford College
October 25–December 18, 2016
Sordoni Art Gallery, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA
Ying Li has traveled great distances, both physically and mentally, to reach the intensity of expression that drives her observation-based art. Geographies surveys the past four years of work by the Chinese-born Li in a selection of more than 100 paintings and drawings on view at Haverford College, where she has taught since 1997. Displayed at Haverford’s Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery and Magill Library, these works—mainly landscapes and city scenes executed at her studio in New York’s Chelsea and at residencies in the U.S. and Europe—show Li taking her signature physicality of execution to new lengths. Squeezing paint directly from the tube onto the surface, raking it over the canvas with a palette knife, brushing it in staccato daubs, or overwriting it with swiftly gouged marks resembling urgent but unreadable text, Li pushes her images to the edge of coherence, an exhilarating position for both creator and viewer.
Ying Li: Geographies is supported by the John B. Hurford ’60 Center for the Arts and Humanities and Haverford College Libraries.
Gallery Talk with Curator Faye Hirsch and Artist Ying Li
Friday, September 9, 2016
Opening Reception to follow 5:30 p.m – 7:30 p.m.
Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery
US premiere of Synaesthesis I by Curtis Cacioppo
Cacioppo gives the US premiere of his new piano sonata Synaesthesis I inspired by art work of Ying Li
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
6:30 p.m. Reception, 7:30 p.m. Performance