Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, in partnership with The Byron Cohen Gallery, presents Hung Liu’s latest print series, Seedlings.
The gold and silver leafed prints are based upon the Dustbowl and Depression era photographs of Dorothea Lange. Liu has long admired Lange’s work with its focus on documenting displaced, wandering individuals during a time of extreme struggle and poverty in American history. Liu, having experienced a similar tumult and displacement growing up in Chine during Mao’s revolution, deeply resonated with the work of Lange. Through empathic reimagining of Lange’s photographs, Liu’s colorful, at times electric, brushstrokes capture the underlying humanity and hope that keeps individuals moving forward.
In today’s changing world, these images take on an even deeper meaning, highlighting that in all struggle there is an underlying beauty and humanistic resolve that brings us together.