I've been to see Lindy Lee's exhibition at the UQ Art Museum a few times now.
It's so beautiful.
It's peaceful too...in a funny kind of way. Meditative, rich, glistening, spiritual...all these words spring to mind when I think of Lindy's exhibition.
Lindy was born in Brisbane.
Her Chinese heritage has informed her work over the years too. Some works draw on iconic Western Art images...obliterated...disappearing under layers and layers of ink….as if Lindy is saying…"Western Art??? It's not me!"
It's an incredible body work! Imagine feeling comfortable and being part of two cultures at the one time…Australian and Chinese. I think it would be very normal to be asking yourself, "What am I…Australian or Chinese?"
Lindy is also a Buddhist….and her fire blistered/punctured works certainly, for me, took on a spiritual, almost meditative presence.
Standing quietly, and very close to these works…watching the breeze gently lift those heavily blistered papers…shadows appearing on the walls…what glorious minutes they were.
Hope you enjoy Lindy Lee's exhibition. I certainly did.
|A wonderful little secret....UQ Art Museum at St Lucia. Fabulous gallery...one of my favourites in Brisbane.|
|Glistening flung-bronze sculpted "firestones"...taking on organic shapes that reminded me of wild, crazy creatures.|
|Oh please!!!! Wouldn't I love to take this beauty home. If only I could have touched it.|
|Flung-bronze appearing as real gold!|
|Blistered metal sheet works....organic metal lace....or maybe 'space'.|
|Flung-bronze other-wordly creatures crawling up gallery walls!!|
|Drawing with fire - burnt papery delights...wafting in the breeze + lace shadows.|
|Cream, gold, blackened Cosmos??|
|Burnt ruptures speckled across the surface of this thick cream paper.|
|A most impressive organ....praps there'll be a concert here one day...to complement an exhibition. I'll be there!|
|This gallery is in the heart of our University of Queensland grounds....a great spot to sit still and just be!!!!!!!|
|Glistens, reflections, bronze and silver galaxies!|
|Swirling, curling bronze/steel...the curled bottom wafted ever so slightly in the air-conditioning.|
|Lindy's encaustic paintings...grids...rich in colour and texture.|
|Chinese heritage proudly displayed.|
|Iconic Western Art images....obliterated and disappearing....is this my Art?|
|Repetition and the grid - is that Ingres disappearing?|
|Juicy orange and thick black wax....to me, this is spiritual and joyous!|
|Just outside the gallery - happy days darling!|