Mural & exhibition: Luyi Wang
Installation April 2018. Opening reception 5/18, 1-5pm; exhibition of drawings by Luyi Wang 5/18 - August/18.
An exhibition of Luyi's drawings for the mural and other work will open May 18, and continue through August .
Street Road is pleased to announce the installation of a new mural by Luyi Wang, an award-winning illustrator and gallery artist currently living in New York. The design is an image from her book Reigning Heads, which tells a surreal and dystopian story of a far-away planet.
Luyi on her work: "The book reflects upon the ways in which modern society has become increasingly self-serving, narcissistic, and apathetic, filled with the Beings, who care about nothing but themselves and, who are controlled by the Heads. The mural design is based on the last page of the book and shows a happy ending with the Beings and Heads blended together, evolving into a type of new creature, one that cares about the environment and animals, and respects love. Besides the book content, this image also represents diversity. There is no doubt that we will be stronger and happier when we hold each other’s hands."
Luyi Wang finished her BA in Camberwell College of Art in London and her MFA in Maryland Institute College of Art, respectively. She creates whimsical and childlike works addressing different social issues. Her work has been recognized by several awards and exhibited in New York, London, Beijing, Cremona, Culver City, etc. She likes collage, hiking and dogs. | luyiwangart.com