Linda Lippa "China in Transformation"

Denise Bibro Fine Art

poster for Linda Lippa "China in Transformation"

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The 21st century has fueled exponential growth in China, resulting not only in a dramatically changed urban landscape, but in a radically changed economic and social landscape. Lippa spent 2008 traveling throughout China, seeking out these transformations and their effects on the Chinese people. The artist enlists narrative, metaphorical, and visual strategies to capture the spirit of contemporary Chinese life, in which new technology and ways of thinking co-exist with age-old tradition.

Lippa positions her subjects within the context of their own unique environments in order to mine the complexities of today’s China. In works such as Mao, the transitional elements from the previous century are obvious, while in Beijing, Bus Ride, and Students, the dominant influences of the 21st century, particularly environmental, take center stage. Lippa infuses humor into her work as well. Beauty Salon depicts a man standing on the street, his Western business attire partially covered by a smock printed with Chinese characters, his head wrapped in a red towel prominently displaying the Wella product logo. By drawing attention to the world of unrestricted commerce, Lippa successfully conveys the transitory, ever-evolving conditions of today’s China, as well as man’s inherent desire to experience the unexperienced.



from February 05, 2009 to February 28, 2009

Opening Reception on 2009-02-05 from 18:00 to 20:00


Linda Lippa

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