Artwork Preview · 預展
Only a few pieces will be displayed at the gallery. If you would like to see the entire series, please make an appointment ahead of time, and the gallery staff will be happy to bring all the paintings out for your visit. Enjoy!
Preview Dates/Times · 預展時間
10.3.2022 - 10.18.2022, 11 AM - 7 PM Daily
Preview Location · 預展地點
InSian Gallery 印象畫廊
No. 46, Sec. 4, Ren’ai Road, Da’an District, Taipei, Taiwan 台北市大安區仁愛路四段46號
Art Taipei 2022 · 台北國際藝術博覽會2022
Exhibition · 公眾展覽時間
10.21.2022, 2 PM - 7 PM
10.22.2022, 11 AM - 7 PM
10.23.2022, 11 AM - 7 PM
10.24.2022, 11 AM - 6 PM
VIP Viewing · 貴賓預展時間
10.20.2022, 3 PM - 9 PM
10.21.2022, 11 AM - 2 PM
Exhibition Location · 畫展地點
Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall 1 · 台北世貿一館
No.5, Sec. 5, Xinyi Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei City 110, Taiwan · 台北市信義區信義路五段5號
In Sian Gallery Booth G03 · 印象畫廊展間 G03
Ticketing · 展覽購票
Regular · 原價：NTD500
Children under age 6: free · 未滿六歲免費入場
Transmuting Fear into Love
"Golden Rain," <Transmutation> Series, Acrylic on Canvas, 36" x 36"
"Starburst," <Transmutation> Series, Acrylic, Gold Flakes on Canvas, 36" x 36"
"Rebirth," <Transmutation> Series, Oil, Glass Beads on Canvas, 36" x 36"
"Transmutation," <Transmutation> Series, Acrylic, Gold Flakes on Canvas, 36" x 36"
"Waves of Love," <Transmutation> Series, Oil on Canvas, 36" x 36"
"Illumination," <Transmutation> Series, Acrylic on Canvas, 54" x 54"
About the Show · 畫展簡介
Fear. One of the most contagious and deadly emotions that spreads like wildfire. In this day and age, fear lives in many people’s hearts, emanating through their everyday words and actions. From the cobwebs of our own mind, fear spreads throughout our society and dictates how we live our lives. From this place, hate, anger, judgment, struggle, suffering, and hurt arise, and we create a reality that is marred by darkness.
This series of seven paintings explores a reality where fear can be transmuted into love. This is no easy feat, for the heaviness that fear has carried with it throughout the centuries is difficult to embrace without letting it overwhelm and overtake us.
But it is this acceptance of fear with all its baggage that allows us to take the first step to heal. With gentle awareness of our strong ties to this powerful emotion, we can slowly begin to dissolve it as we evolve into a space that has more capacity for love.
Love reignites a flame in our hearts that burns for truth, courage, and kindness. It inspires us to find the compassion within to take the world head on moment by moment with faith in goodness and trust in the natural flow of life. Transmuting our fear into love presents an opportunity for a life grounded in openness, in limitless possibilities, and in miracles.
Artist Statement · 畫家自述
Art Taipei is a huge venue hosting 120 galleries from over 10 countries. I chose this venue to showcase my new series "Transmutation" because in the social and political climate that we are all facing, when the world is going through such chaos and disruption, I felt inspired to share a message of awareness. That perhaps we can choose to shift our perspective into one that is inspired by love, tolerance, compassion, and respect.
With all the tragedies and challenges that we have faced--the war in Ukraine, Black Lives Matter, Asian hate crimes, wrongful deaths due to racism, LGBTQIA+ bullying and discrimination, and so much fear-based reaction throughout the world, I felt that our society really needed to take a good look at our intentions and to see how much fear is really dictating our daily lives. How can we as individuals and then collectively as a society transmute this tremendous amount of fear that pervades our lives into something that can melt the pain and light up the darkness. How can we be inspired from a place of love that understands instead of discriminates, that embraces instead of rejects, and that harmonizes instead of splinters our society.
Unless we can really witness our fear, we are controlled and dictated by it. Anything done out of fear keeps us small and limited. It keeps us within our comfort zone but sacrifices our awareness and growth. It is only when we realize that there is so much more to our small fears that we can then act out of a place that encourages us to flourish. Wouldn't it be wonderful for us to come together as a team to support and build on each other's unique strengths rather than to derail each other for our differences. Transmuting fear into love is one of the most powerful things that we can do for ourselves but also for this world, for love is boundless and can light up our world.
Lena Young Art
Open Studios: By Appointment
If you are visiting the bustling city of Taipei, take a short ride to Xizhi District. Lena's new studio is located near beautiful nature trails, ecological parks, and a serene riverbed that feeds into the Keelung River. Lined with cherry blossoms and surrounded by lush greenery, the area is a wonderful place to spend a day immersed in nature.
Lena's studio contains a large exhibition room where most of her newer work is available for viewing. Feel free reach out if you are in town. She would love to hear from you!
Dragon Tiger Mountain, Jiangxi, China
If you happen to make your way to Shanghai, Lena invites you to take a train ride over to Yingtan city. Surrounded by the majestic mountains of Dragon Tiger Mountain, her studio is just a few miles away from the train station.
Hua Quan Village is built on Dragon Tiger Mountain, a World Heritage Site which celebrates the birthplace of Taoism. With over a million visitors a year, it is is one of the most popular tourist sites in China. The breathtaking scenic views of towering cliffs separated by winding streams create a mesmerizing setting to display creative works that inspire the imagination with awe and wonder. It is here in a place where the soul can be stirred by the beauty of natural and manmade art that visitors can return to a state of peace and harmony.
2021: "Coming Home," InSian Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2018: Laguna Art Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA , USA
2018: "South End Artists at Coldwell Banker," Boston, MA, USA
2018: "22nd Annual Boston International Fine Art Show," The Cyclorama, Boston, MA, USA
2018: "Trust Yourself," Millis Acupuncture Center, Millis, MA, USA
2018: "The Forces of Nature," Lena Young Gallery, Jiangxi, China
2017: "Honoring Your Light," Lena Young Gallery, Jiangxi, China (sold out, click here to see select works)
2017: "Transcending Boundaries," Lena Young Gallery, Jiangxi, China (sold out, click here to see select works)
2016: "Kaleidoscope," Lena Young Gallery, Jiangxi, China (sold out)
2016: "Misty Memories," Lena Young Gallery, Jiangxi, China (sold out)
2015: Mandarin Fine Art Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2015: "Healing Through Art: Illuminating the Voice Within," Be Wild Woman, New York City, NY, USA
2015: "Hope," William Raveis Cancer Research Fundraiser, Stamford, CN, USA
2015: "Art and Positive Psychology", Cos Cob, CN