Tanya Bonakdar Gallery is pleased to present the first solo exhibition of Liu Shiyuan in Los Angeles. Comprised of photography, video and drawings, the exhibition revolves around a fictional character named Jord. In Danish, the word jord translates to ‘earth’ or ‘dirt’, and as a name, it means ‘divine being’ or ‘peace.’ In Liu’s work, this character is not human, not from the past or the future, and has no race or gender. They are the amorphous, symbolic protagonist who binds the work across ideological and formal narratives.

Liu Shiyuan, For the Photos I Didn’t Take, For the Stories I Didn’t Read, 2020, single channel video [still image]

In her photography practice, Liu uses personal iPhone videos and Google image searches as primary sources for her work. By searching words and phrases online, Liu identifies images with multiple meanings that can be attributed to the same word, offering a diversity of perspectives and interpretations.

On view: November 14, 2020 – January 30, 2021; CLICK HERE to make an appointment to view this exhibition.

Where: Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, 1010 N Highland Ave Los Angeles, CA 90038
When: By appointment
Phone: 323 380 7172
Website: https://www.tanyabonakdargallery.com/