Recycled materials have served as Lin Shih Pao’s primary material source throughout his career. Born in Taiwan in 1962 and based in New York City since 1995, he recently brought his refurbishing lens to the Crystal Foundation and Park as artist-in-residence. As soon as he saw the discarded window materials at the Crystal Window & Door Systems Ltd. factory, he knew they presented an opportunity for rebirth and transformed this debris into a series of sculptures titled Golden Age, heating, reshaping, and gilding PVC in a style reminiscent of baroque architecture.
Each of his “affectionate” works — as the artist puts it — reveals peoples’ stories of life and love, layered with experiences and dreams, piece by piece, item by item. In Golden Age, Lin provides an “endless view of the universe,” hoping to evoke both a passionate nostalgia as well as a yearning for new, scientific imaginations. His work integrates Asian philosophy and art styles, and his use of gold emphasizes his optimism and love for humankind.
The series of works Lin produced during his residency at the Crystal Foundation and Park, Golden Age, will be on view at Booth 205 in this year’s edition of Artexpo New York, taking place at South Street Seaport’s Pier 36 from April 7–10, 2022. The presentation is curated by Kate Chang and Kyoko Sato.
Kyoko Sato is a Japanese independent curator based in New York. In 2018, she curated the historical exhibition A Colossal World at WhiteBox, which featured works by 55 expatriate Japanese artists, including Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Yayoi Kusama, Yoko Ono, and Shigeko Kubota.
Kate Chang is Assistant Curator at Crystal Foundation and Park.
To learn more, visit crystalwindows.com.
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