Addison/Ripley Fine Art Presents Amy Lin baby thoughts

By Editorial Team on March 8, 2017

Sat, 11 March 2017 - Sat, 15 April 2017

Amy Lin. Little Worlds, 2016 mixed media on paper, 32.5 x 46.5 inches. Courtesy of Addison/Ripley Fine Art.
Amy Lin. Little Worlds, 2016 mixed media on paper, 32.5 x 46.5 inches. Courtesy of Addison/Ripley Fine Art.


Opening Reception: Saturday, March 11 from 5pm to 7pm


Coffee & Conversation: Saturday, March 18 at 11am

Join Addison/Ripley for the next in their ongoing series of artist conversations in the gallery, on Saturday, March 18th  from 11 to 1.  They welcome Dr. Anne Collins Goodyear, co-director of Bowdoin College Museum of Art and former Curator of Prints and Drawings at the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution in conversation with artist Amy Lin.  Enjoy coffee, bagels and a guided, open ended discussion regarding work, technique and inspiration.

In this most recent exhibition at Addison/Ripley, Amy Lin focuses inward, taking the birth of her first child for a personal, pure and elemental examination that, nevertheless, remains stylistically tied to her familiar pointillist and cut paper techniques. The artist offers a view, in her words, through a baby’s eyes, glimpses at first tiny and new which eventually evolve into sophisticated patterns and complex compositions.

A new born child sees, at first, simply colors and shapes, makes associations with them, forms her world with them. In a very short time those same shapes and colors begin to differentiate and become associative. So too, Lin’s art works, begun with basic marks and colors, are built up, layered and increasingly complex. While the artist’s current work is certainly, by intent, childlike in its perusal of early human perception, it is also measured, careful, sophisticated and disciplined, presented, as in previous exhibitions, on pure, white fields of paper. Impeccably crafted and highly personal, these new works of Amy Lin seek to highlight the visual and intellectual spaces before we put words to them.

The artist is currently living and working in Washington, DC. She has had more than 13 solo exhibitions including ones in New York, Tokyo and Houston. She was featured in the recent book, “100 Artists of Washington, DC”, by Lenny Campello. Notably, she was the recipient of a John Anson Kittredge Grant and a Strauss Fellowship Grant. Residencies in Tokyo and Singapore have allowed the artist to interact with other art professionals and collectors in Asia and to refine and inform her work.

Gallery Hours:

  • Tuesday – Saturday: 11am to 5:30pm
  • and by appointment

The gallery is located at 1670 Wisconsin Avenue NW. For further information, contact Ms. Romy Silverstein at 202.338.5180.