|LA Spotlight: Yifan Jiang at Meliksetian Briggs|
Yifan Jiang is a young Canadian artist born in Tianjin, China and is now based in New York City. She recently received her MFA from Columbia University (2020) and debuts new paintings and a projected video in back to back solo exhibitions at Meliksetian Briggs Gallery in Los Angeles. In her expressively painted, representational works, Jiang explores places where reality and fantasy collide. What is striking about these paintings is the use of perspective and to create unusual foreground-background relationships. The paintings feel like close-cropped fragments extracted from larger scenes.
Jiang is also presenting a 13-minute animation. Read Jody Zellen's review on What's on Los Angeles.
Image: Yifan Jiang, Names for airy nothings, Installation view at 313 North Fairfax Avenue.