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Playful Abstraction

Playful Abstraction

Through November 16

Blue Rain Gallery, 544 S Guadalupe,

While Rimi Yang’s paintings contain many abstract elements, they always have a central subject: a highly stylized vase of flowers, a woman, or a horse is prominent, surrounded by color, texture, and pattern. Yang’s paintings hint at a story, but the meaning is not obvious. Ethnically Korean, Yang was born and raised in Japan before moving to California where she lives today. Her paintings combine imagery, techniques, and symbols from both the East and the West. She is continually searching for the connections between supposed dichotomies: male and female, abstract and figurative, or ancient and new.

Above: Rimi Yang, Sisters’ Song of Songs, oil on canvas, 60 x 60″