The University Art Gallery displayed Li Li’s drawing in her first exhibit. The 22 drawings were chosen and hung by the artist herself. Critics praised her bold use of color and form, as well commenting on her strong use of technique in the texture and layering of her ink. The critics however weren’t universally laudatory – several found her use of non-archival means to exhibit her work as a short-sighted decision that reflects poorly on her sense of her own position in the evolving dialectic.
The use of irregular canvas sizes was deemed to be a commentary on the necessity to not accept the normal and the requirement to forge one’s own identity in a cookie-cutter world. In addition the choice to hang her drawing so densely forces the viewer to take them into their consciousness simultaneously and interact with them as a cohort versus isolating them individually. The 22 pieces are untitled and available for view until the artist, or her parents, decides the exhibit if finished. Prices are available on request. -t
And here is a detail of some of the pieces.