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Close Look: Liu Shiyuan at the Frost Art Museum, Miami

Liu Shiyuan, As Simple As Clay [detail], 2013; C-prints, dimensions variable,
courtesy of the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York/Los Angeles.
Liu Shiyuan, Almost Like Rebar No. 6, 2018; C-print, sandwich mounted, acrylic, oak, wood frame painted white with hand drawn black pattern, 34 5/8 by 69 5/8 by 2 inches, courtesy of the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York/Los Angeles.

Liu Shiyuan’s work probes the causes and results of gaps in communication that arise from changing technologies as well as from transcultural exchanges. Through images in videos, collaged photography, and other mixed media work, she interrogates in-between spaces of a global existence mediated by technology where intimacy and secrecy can be scarce.

from the exhibition text
Liu Shiyuan, Almost Like Rebar No. 7, 2018; C-print, sandwich mounted, acrylic, oak wood frame painted white with hand drawn black pattern, 42 1/2 by 50 3/8 by 1 1/2 inches, courtesy of the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York/Los Angeles.
Liu Shiyuan, As Simple As Clay [detail], 2013; C-prints, dimensions variable,
courtesy of the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York/Los Angeles.

Liu Shiyuan Almost Like Rebar No. 8, 2018; C-print, sandwich mounted, acrylic, oak wood frame painted white with hand drawn black pattern, 30 by 50 3/8 by 1 1/2 inches, courtesy the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York / Los Angeles.

Liu Shiyuan Almost Like Rebar No. 4, 2018; C-print, sandwich mounted, acrylic, oak wood frame painted white with hand drawn black pattern, 50 1/2 by 50 5/8 by 2 inches; courtesy the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York / Los Angeles.

Liu Shiyuan, Almost Like Rebar No. 5, 2018; C-print, sandwich mounted, acrylic, oak wood frame painted white with hand drawn black pattern, 72 1/2 by 41 3/4 by 2 inches, courtesy the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York / Los Angeles.
Liu Shiyuan Almost Like Rebar No. 2, 2018 C-print, sandwich mounted, acrylic, oak wood frame painted white with hand drawn black pattern 73 1/2 x 50 5/8 x 2 inches, courtesy the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York / Los Angeles. 

Liu Shiyuan: Opaque Pollination is on view at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University in Miami, Florida, through April 12.

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