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[ART & CULTURE] PEOPLE BRAVE NEW WORLD Clockwise from left: Artist Amy Lin’s Dreamworlds will show at Addison/Ripley Fine Art this summer; Lin’s art features intricately drawn patterns; her use of white canvases accentuates her bold color choices. THE ESCAPE ARTIST Amy Lin is forever looking for an escape route, a wormhole that feeds into another world. This is an artist’s lot in life, of course, but Lin revels in the idea—so much so that her new series and exhibit, Dreamworlds , AMY LIN’S CONTEMPOR ARY DR AWINGS at Addison/Ripley Fine Art this BLEND REALITY WITH DREAMSCAPES. month, is defined by multiple gateways. Christopher Addison, By Holly Mazar-Fox owner of Addison/Ripley, is Photography by Benjamin C. Tankersley impressed with Lin’s “bold use of color, the complexity of her compositions and her deep commitment to her task—spending countless hours weaving tiny points of colored pencil into exuberant arrangements.” Lin’s work, which won raves during a recent show in Houston, has evolved into a blend of vibrant drawings and a series of cutouts that add sculptural dimension to each of her pieces. Each drawing layer floats effortlessly upon the next, where exquisitely 62 DC M AY 2015 crafted cutouts allow the colorful motifs to peek through. “Each piece shows multiple pathways to different worlds,” says Lin. “And one of the worlds then becomes the starting point for the next piece.” The artist’s new work also showcases a strong dialogue between color and a white backdrop. Lin notes the alabaster spaces are intentionally vague, inviting viewers to dream up their own interpretations. The swirls of color—each a highly pronounced pattern—present a sense of motion and vivacity that provides endless allure. A favorite among the local art-collecting community, Lin’s work has drawn a strong base of patrons. Collectors of her work include Philip Barlow, Lisa Gilotty and Joette James. In addition, longtime collector of contemporary art Raymond Garcia is an avid fan. “Her choice of medium—pencil on paper—as well as the freehand marks she painstakingly creates to express her ideas, delight the eye and stimulate the mind,” says Garcia. “Her works have contributed importantly to the enrichment of the DC art scene.” And as we edge into the warmer months, Lin’s work also contributes mightily to experiencing a midsummer dream. May 9-June 27, 1670 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202.338.5180, addisonripleyfineart. com

Art & Culture People

Holly Mazar-Fox

THE ESCAPE ARTIST

AMY LIN’S CONTEMPORARY DRAWINGS BLEND REALITY WITH DREAMSCAPES.

Amy Lin is forever looking for an escape route, a wormhole that feeds into another world. This is an artist’s lot in life, of course, but Lin revels in the idea—so much so that her new series and exhibit, Dreamworlds, at Addison/Ripley Fine Art this month, is defined by multiple gateways. Christopher Addison, owner of Addison/Ripley, is impressed with Lin’s “bold use of color, the complexity of her compositions and her deep commitment to her task—spending countless hours weaving tiny points of colored pencil into exuberant arrangements.”

Lin’s work, which won raves during a recent show in Houston, has evolved into a blend of vibrant drawings and a series of cutouts that add sculptural dimension to each of her pieces. Each drawing layer floats effortlessly upon the next, where exquisitely crafted cutouts allow the colorful motifs to peek through. “Each piece shows multiple pathways to different worlds,” says Lin. “And one of the worlds then becomes the starting point for the next piece.”

The artist’s new work also showcases a strong dialogue between color and a white backdrop. Lin notes the alabaster spaces are intentionally vague, inviting viewers to dream up their own interpretations. The swirls of color—each a highly pronounced pattern—present a sense of motion and vivacity that provides endless allure.

A favorite among the local art-collecting community, Lin’s work has drawn a strong base of patrons. Collectors of her work include Philip Barlow, Lisa Gilotty and Joette James. In addition, longtime collector of contemporary art Raymond Garcia is an avid fan. “Her choice of medium—pencil on paper—as well as the freehand marks she painstakingly creates to express her ideas, delight the eye and stimulate the mind,” says Garcia. “Her works have contributed importantly to the enrichment of the DC art scene.” And as we edge into the warmer months, Lin’s work also contributes mightily to experiencing a midsummer dream. May 9-June 27, 1670 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202.338.5180, addisonripleyfineart. Com

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