Arrow Factory is very pleased to present “Publica,” a series of new paintings by artist Liu Yin. An evolving, time-based project, works for “Publica” will be created and displayed in the storefront in progression over the duration of this exhibition. The title “Publica” comes from a news dispatch reporting on a public official at an international gathering. The photo accompanying the article featured a table placard pictured in the corner of the image that was cropped to read “publica”. Each of Liu’s new compositions will use up-to-date media images found in news or entertainment reports and filter them through her cartoon-like sensibility. Her irreverent images reinterpret public moments, disarm the “adult” subject and revel in the oversimplification of current events. Liu’s works explore an idiosyncratic reinterpretation of the mediascape and a willful misunderstanding of popular culture in an attempt to neutralize its influence.
Liu Yin (b. 1984, Guangzhou) is a graduate of the Guangzhou Academy of Art. Her darkly humored images have been exhibited at Observation Society (Guangzhou), Taikang Space (Beijing), Wiessensee School of Art (Berlin), Adele C gallery (Rome) and the Ecole Régionaledes Beaux Arts (Besançon, France). Her work can also be found on the cover of the artist-published zine Feng Huo (冯火) which is printed monthly in Guangzhou. She lives and works in Beijing.