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"Coming Home" Solo Show  ·《回到家》個展

Opening 開幕茶會: 9.18.2021, 2:30 PM - 5 PM
Exhibition 個展時間:9.18.2021 - 10.10.2021, 11 AM - 7 PM Daily

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

Phone: +886-2-2705-9966

捷運:大安站/忠孝復興站/忠孝敦化站(步行約9分鐘)
公車(仁愛敦化路口站):270、311、651、仁愛幹線

Lena is excited to share her new work at InSian Gallery this fall. "Coming Home" has been three years in the making and details Lena's intimate journey as she finds her way back home to her heart.

Coming Home: to Our Heart, to Our Truth 

This Is Me
"This Is Me," <Kindness> Series, Oil, Acrylic, Wax, and Sand on Canvas, 36" x 36"
Behind My Mask
"Behind My Mask," <Kindness> Series, Oil and Acrylic on Canvas, 24" x 36"
Honesty
"Honesty," <Courage> Series, Acrylic on Canvas, 48" x 48"
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"Freedom," <Courage> Series, Acrylic on Canvas, 60" x 60"
Heart Opening
"Heart Opening: Melting the Icicles Away," <Courage> Series, Acrylic on Canvas, 24" x 40"

About the Show · 畫展簡介

「生命都有追求快樂的本能,當社會價值觀是建立在追求物質成就的短暫快樂,人們隨波逐流。心靈的枯竭與疲憊,讓我重新檢視生命的意義,我選擇逆流而上回到真實的自我,我回家了!」 - 楊元寧

 

“Coming Home” consists of three series and details the final stages of my decade long healing journey as I make my way back home to my authentic truth. It begins with “Kindness,” a series about learning to love and accept ourselves for all that we are, for all our imperfections and our flaws, our habits and our behaviors. For, only when we meet ourselves with unconditional kindness and compassion can we then begin to change. 

 

With mindfulness awareness of what holds us back, we can take a step out of our comfort zone and challenge the beliefs and values that keep us small and fearful. We must have “Courage,” which is the theme of the next series, to break through all the patterns that no longer serve us so that we can begin to create a new reality, full of new possibilities and new beginnings. It takes so much patience and determination to dive head first into the dark unknown and trust that life will somehow lead us out of the mud. When we face our darkest fears and our most terrifying demons, we must have the courage to stand firm and let the waves of uncertainty wash through us. It is only after this battle, after our resistance melts and our control is surrendered, that we can then begin to flourish in our lives. 

 

“Flourish,” the final series of this show, is about living our lives to our fullest potential. By living our authentic truth, we can be our best selves, live our passion and our purpose, and be a spark of light that illuminates the world around us. We are naturally an inspiration when we follow our hearts, for when we connect to our heart’s truth, we operate from a place of love. It is this love that melts all fears, that pulls us out of darkness, and that realigns us with the Universal flow of life. This is the love that offers a beacon of light to guide our way home.

 

I believe that we are all on this journey of returning home to our true selves. From the moment that we are born, we are molded by our environment—our family, our friends, our teachers, and our community. We become conditioned with beliefs and values that define our habits and our behaviors and that dictate how we live our lives. Our pain and our suffering give us a wonderful chance to begin to notice what doesn’t work for us and to unlearn these beliefs and values that keep us imprisoned in our small, protected world. Our life continuously presents us with opportunities to reawaken to the truth beneath all the conditioning that we have acquired throughout our lives. All we need to do is to become aware of our habitual patterns so that we can choose a new path forward.

 

So, with that said, I invite you to come on this journey with me as I share my own reawakening through my artwork. Each piece of art reveals a story of transformation as the colorful brushstrokes lead me through the dance of life. With sincere gratitude for all the pitstops and detours through which life has taken me, I encourage you to discover yourself and embark on your own journey as you meander through these paintings that have taken me home.

“Coming Home ”回到家,回到最真實的自我,是由三個系列的作品組成,代表了我這十年療癒旅程的三個階段。

以「愛與包容」為首,這個系列是我開始學習去愛與接受不完美的自我,接納所有的缺陷、習氣和行為。因為,只有當我們以無條件的愛與同理心善待自己,我們才能開始改變。

 

當我們覺察到阻撓我們無法坦然做自己,讓我們變得渺小、恐懼的信念與價值觀時,我們需要有無比的「勇氣」來接受自己的不一樣,這是第二個系列的主題。要向未知的黑暗踏出第一步,需要極大的毅力與信心,要願意相信生命總是有辦法帶領我們離開泥沼。面臨最深層的恐懼與不確定的未來,我們還是必須勇往直前,昂然而立。唯有度過這場戰役,瓦解所有抵抗、我們才能在生命中茁壯成長,創造新的現實,迎接無限的全新可能與嶄新開始。

 

「茁壯」,是這場個展的最終系列。當我們活出最真實的自我,才能活出我們的熱情與生命的意義,成為照亮周遭的耀眼恆星。追隨本心,靈感自來,當我們與內心建立了連結,我們就活在充滿愛的世界中。是這份愛,融化了所有恐懼、帶領我們走出黑暗、引導我們重新與宇宙的生命能量結合。是這份愛,成為黑暗中的一盞明燈,指引回家的方向。

 

我相信,我們每一個人都走在回歸真我的道路上。從出生,我們就受到家庭、朋友、教師、社群的影響,是周遭環境形塑了我們,定義了我們的價值觀和行為模式。苦痛、焦慮與掙扎是內心的吶喊,讓我們有重新認識真實的機會、檢視真正的自我,選擇一條全新的道路,向前邁進。

 

因此,謹邀請你和我一起踏上這個旅途,讓我透過這些藝術作品分享自身的體驗。每一件藝術作品都蘊藏著一則轉變的故事,多彩的筆觸帶領我在生命的舞台上起舞。我由衷感謝生命帶來的所有停靠站與多走的遠路,在你漫步於這些引導我回歸真我的畫作間時,也期待你踏上屬於自己的內觀旅程。

Surrender
"Surrender," <Flourish> Series, Acrylic on Canvas, 72" x 96"
Rooted in Wisdom
"Rooted in Wisdom," <Flourish> Series, Acrylic on Canvas, 24" x 24"
Truth
"Truth," <Flourish> Series, Acrylic on Canvas, 48" x 60"

Artist Statement · 畫家自述

 

Four years ago, on a flight returning from Hawaii, I had a vision of my next art show. I knew the show would be called “Coming Home” and that it would be in Taipei, but at that time, I had no idea how I was going to make that happen. In fact, throughout this wild voyage, I was blindfolded and taken on a ride of a lifetime that I had absolutely no control over. This was a journey predicated on tremendous faith, unrelenting resilience, and insurmountable patience. I had to trust and simply let go. 

 

I spent the next three years searching for truth, meaning, and purpose. I had spent my entire life pretending to be someone I was not. I lived for the validation and approval of others and tiptoed throughout life without aligning with my heart and soul. I had no connection with my own inner voice. In fact, I had no voice at all.

 

This journey home has been a process of unraveling the fears and limiting beliefs that have prevented me from living my authentic truth. It has been an opportunity to learn to empower myself with the courage and conviction to trust my own internal compass to guide me home… Home to that fearless, spirited wild child that I was at the young age of three. Home to the inspired creator and artist that saw magic and beauty in the world around me. Finally, after all these years of searching, of learning, of self-discovering, I have made my way back home to the person who I was always born to be!

四年前,在從夏威夷返家的班機上,在我腦海中出現了一個預感  ─  我將會在台北辦一個名為 “Coming Home ” 的畫展。不過當時的我對於這場展覽仍沒有任何想法。事實上,在這段超越想像的旅途中,我彷彿閉上雙眼,交出控制權,任由命運帶領我經歷一場此生未曾有過的體驗。強大的信念、不屈的堅毅、無可動搖的耐心,是這些元素構成了這趟旅程。我只能相信,放手一搏。

 

在接下來的三年中,我全心追尋真實、意義與目的。回顧我的一生,我不曾活出真正的自我。為了他人的認可與認同而活,戰戰兢兢地度過每一天,我沒有和自己的內心與靈魂合一,忽略了內心的聲音。事實上,我根本沒有聲音。

 

這趟回家的旅程,過程中也揭露了我內心的恐懼與自我限制的信念,是這些想法讓我無法活出真實的自己。這是一次學習的機會,讓自己的內心滿盈勇氣與信念,相信內在的指南針可以引導我踏上歸途……在歸途的彼端,是一位自在無懼、充滿生命力的狂野孩子,那是三歲的我自己。在彼端,是一位靈感泉湧且在不同領域創作,深深被世界的奇妙與美麗感動的藝術家。經過了這麼多年的追尋、學習、自我探索,最終,我終於回歸一切的初始,回到初來這世界的真我,我回家了!

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Gallery Representation

Lena Young Art

Contact Info:

Lena Young

Email: info@lenayoung.com

Phone: +1-973-536-2911

InSian Gallery

Contact Info:

August Ou

Email: info@insiangallery.com

Phone: +886-2-2705-9966

Open Studios: By Appointment

Taipei, Taiwan

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.

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Past Exhibitions

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