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Living Between Room
May 10 – June 7, 2019
Opening: Friday, May 10th, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
The Border is pleased to announce the opening of the two-person exhibition “Living Between Room,” featuring works by Danni Lin and Amia Yokoyama on Friday, May 10th, 2019. This exhibition is curated by Claire Kim and Jamie Martinez.
In Living Between Room, artists Danni Lin and Amia Yokoyama explore reality through the subconscious using multi-layered, absurd, and sometimes fragmented images from their individual research and histories. Through vastly different mediums, Lin and Yokoyama blur the line between what is real and what is fake— questioning their own ideas of truth while simultaneously destabilizing the viewer’s preconceptions of authenticity.
The title of this show, Living Between Room, reflects on the multifaceted, complicated, and humorous ways in which both Lin and Yokoyama question what is real through the “in-between.” The exhibition showcases artwork in a makeshift living room, inviting the audience to explore the living, the unreal, and the spaces in-between in a familiar setting, for where better to explore notions of authenticity and truth than in the comfort of a domestic space?
Danni Lin is an oil painter. Born in southern California, Lin received her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2013. She has been based in New York for the last 3 years but is currently traveling the world recording an art history podcast called Art Sistory. Her work builds an imagined history, drawing on everything from pop culture, chinese propaganda posters, and memory to create an iconography for the “mixed-race”. Her work explores themes of identity and draws on the artist’s subconscious feelings of connectedness to a past she feels she can lay no claim over and yet continues to define her. Lin has exhibited across the US and internationally including shows in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, and Shanghai.
Amia Megumi Yokoyama is a multi-media artist who works with experimental animation, video, sculpture, and installation. Born in Illinois, in a mid-west wasteland of suburban homogeneity, into a bi-lingual, bi-cultural, bi-national household from parents who originate from opposite sides of the world – Amia has made her way here. She utilizes a wide range of tools and techniques, using digital and traditional animation, organic and synthetic materials to create hybrid figures and otherworldly environments where she explores themes of authenticity, fetish, and personal mythology in somewhere-just-outside-of-real landscapes. Amia graduated from CalArts in 2017 with a Masters in Fine Art from the department of Experimental Animation, and recently attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and has been awarded residencies at Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Vermont Studio Center, and Flux Factory.