Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Speakeasy with Ting Ying Han

Creative Loafing interviewed Spruill Gallery's Emerging Artist, Ting Ying Han.

When Ting Ying Han left Taipei, Taiwan, a few years ago to pursue art in the U.S., the 23-year-old left behind more than a city. In many ways, Han also shed her identity as she — and her family and friends — knew it. She gladly shook off the restraints of her rigid Chinese upbringing to freely pursue art and sculpture in Atlanta. But the metamorphosis hasn't been without its challenges. Han leads a double life of sorts, her family ties becoming increasingly tenuous as more time passes. It's not a huge surprise, then, that Han's work fixates on family, objects and spatial relationtionships. "Missing," her meticulously crafted rice table now on view in Spruill Gallery's Emerging Artists 2009, is a heartfelt meditation on absence.
Check out the interview here.

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