BLANK : WORKS ON PAPER
January 25 – March 1, 2014
Lilian Crum, Eric Wang and Han Zhang
Alison Milne Gallery, Toronto, Canada
BLANK is an exhibition of works on paper: cut, sewn and drawn. Inspired by the endless possibilities of the blank page, Lilian Crum, Eric Wang and Han Zhang explore various approaches to paper-based artworks. Working with Sumi ink on paper, Lilian Crum’s large-scale drawings are organic, even anthropomorphic, in form and explore visual uncertainty through intuition and restraint. Eric Wang explores the implications of digital technology on the ancient art form of Chinese Paper Cutting. This series serves to exemplify a modern reinterpretation of this intricate and meditative art. The paper and ink installations of Han Zhang explore that which is lost in translation. Through the use of poetry, thread, paste and blade, Zhang realizes the fragility of paper, not merely as a surface upon which meaning is inscribed, but as meaning itself.* In these new forms, Han represents that which is lost.