Convergence: Anila Quayyum Agha, Lalla Essaydi, Yun-Fei Ji, and Fred H.C. Liang
This exhibition is organized to be in dialogue with the Addison’s retrospective of Mark Tobey and spotlights four international-born artists, who now live and work in the United States (including Boston-based artists Lalla Essaydi and Fred Liang). Each creates work that integrates Eastern and Western and traditional and contemporary techniques, perspectives, and histories. Together these artists represent a wide range of influences and approaches, yet they also share the unique clarity that comes from seeing the world through multiple lenses. Not bound by a single geography, country, or style their hybrid forms and approaches offer insight into what it means to be a 21st-century artist in an increasingly globalized world. The exhibition will run from January 27 to July 31, 2018.