Xiaojing Yan

Feb 26 - Apr 10, 2011

Opening: Feb 26, 7:00 PM-11:00 PM

“As an artist migrating from China to North America, both my identity and my work pass through the complex filters of different countries, languages, and cultural expectations. Choosing the right material for my work is like choosing the right word. I believe that materials can speak. Choosing my materials is like choosing the right words from my intertwined Chinese and English vocabularies to express my thoughts.” -Xiaojing Yan

Xiaojing Yan’s Bridge is comprised of 1,364 intricately installed spoons that appear caught in a moment, suspended between two worlds. The Chinese ceramic spoons carry with them a certain cultural specificity but are also broadly suggestive of familiar sensory experiences, like eating soup. Humble yet strikingly beautiful, Bridge is a careful and accessible articulation of transmigration.