What's your idea of "taste"? How has your personal taste evolved since you were a child? Yi Gallery invites you to join artist Si Jie Loo and make an interactive installation that reveals a sense of your personal taste. It could also reflect the changes in your idea of "taste".
Please bring small objects* of personal significance or use available props provided. Communicate, compare and contrast your own idea of "taste". Through engaged dialogue, the artist will work with each participant to arrange various objects on the shelves. The resulting installation will be captured with a polaroid camera and printed on-site for you to take home.
Event runs from 2pm - 5pm. Walk-ins welcome.
About the Artist
Si Jie Loo (b. 1987, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) is a Malaysian-Chinese artist who lives and works in Providence, RI, United States. Loo’s artistic practice draws from traditional Chinese ink painting techniques, and she frequently ventures on art pilgrimages for inspiration from legendary, ancient locations throughout China. Her work reflects the rich legacy of Chinese art, originating from her studies with renowned Malaysian artist Dr. Cheah Thien Soong while pursuing her BA, Studio Art at Dartmouth College. A recipient of the prestigious Brooks Fellowship from Dartmouth in 2014, Loo graduated with honors and has pursued her painting practice ever since. An eclectic artist whose work reflects her roots in the Chinese diaspora, Loo’s practice constantly absorbs new influences from a range of cultures, musical genres and languages. Her work depicts captivating people, renowned musicians and dancers, and the natural world she encounters during her travels.
Si Jie Loo’s wall installation Privilege of Taste is part of an art and design group show - Kind Of Green - on view from June 1st through June 11th. The work consists of ceramic cups and sourced coffee powders that sit on two contrasting shelves. Through her installation, she visualizes the complicated relationship between choice and the illusion or lack of choice. She also points to the unbalanced power between labor and consumption in our society.