Kathy Liao | liú nián 流年 Fleeting Time

Kathy Liao | liú nián 流年 Fleeting Time

Case | Edgerton Studios is proud to present Kathy Liao’s liú nián 流年 Fleeting Time in conjunction with the Solidarity Street Gallery's exhibition, Resilient Generations.

This exterior art site features a large-scale digital print of Liao’s multi-panel painting, on view from Sept 6th -Oct 28th on the corner of Case and Edgerton streets in Saint Paul’s Payne-Phalen neighborhood.

Liú Nián began as an image of an airport, of people, and as the pandemic progressed it sat in Liao’s studio, paralyzed, and stopped in its tracks. While visiting her grandmother in Taipei, her mother sent images as they ventured out into the city. She was struck by a photo of her grandmother in an empty metro station. Her memories of the Taipei metro are that it is packed, shoulder to shoulder. The airport painting quickly shifted from a crowd to a lonely figure. In thinking about what we, across the globe, had been through, both collectively and socially distanced, Liao considers the “immensity of the ripple, the wave, the tide of reckoning, trauma, and the new normal... still just a part of an ever-flowing passage of our time here on earth.

Liao’s work marks the beginning of a year-round program of digital prints and site-specific work by local and national artists displayed at the old church board bringing 24-hour accessible art to the walkable community and other passersby on this busy thoroughfare.

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Exterior site accessible 24 hours a day

More info on Solidarity Street Gallery's exhibition Resilient Generations: An Artistic Celebration of Southeast Asian History and Culture.

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