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“East Show Time” – Paintings by Lin Chia-Hung
Wednesday, October 23 | 11:00 am - Sunday, November 3 | 5:00 pm
The Mariposa has opened a limited-run exhibition of paintings by Taiwanese artist Lin Chia-Hung, titled “East Show Time.” Lin’s paintings, drawing on the tradition of Japanese manga, have won him many awards at international art expositions and his paintings are included in the collection of the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts.
Manga refers to the distinctively stylized graphic novels and comic books that parallel the Japanese anime film genre. Combining a background as a portrait painter with experience as an animated film editor, Lin animates his paintings in such a way that the viewer cannot help but imagine the movement taking place before and after the split second captured on the canvas.
Meanwhile, Lin’s paintings combine surface elements of “cuteness” and “innocence” with deeper undertones of emotional depth and social commentary. As art critic Yi Tze Guo comments on Lin’s work, “The manga/cartoonish style of his characters manifests the young generations’ bantering attitude/humor; while on the other hand, the emotional layers under the seemingly serene surface are reminiscent of the subtle aesthetics of classic humanism.”
This exhibit is free to Mariposa members; for nonmembers, the cost is regular museum admission ($8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $5 for children).