The Art of Todd Anderson

For the last several years I have been creatively documenting the retreating glaciers of the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park in Alberta, Canada, and Montana, United States. There were over 150 glaciers in the park when it was inaugurated in 1910. Today, less than 25 glaciers remain. Owing to the effects of human-induced climate change the park’s glaciers are rapidly retreating and expected to completely cease to exist by 2020.

While the ramifications of their loss are being scientifically investigated my project seeks to document the glaciers through a purely creative lens. Artwork can transcend the realms of analytics and commercialism and generate meaningful dialogues with a broad audience. It is hoped that The Last Glacier project will serve as a historical record of this momentous time of change within the park while offering unique insights into the larger issue of climate change.The Last Glacier project has entailed traveling to the park on an annual basis for the last four years. I have logged over 500 miles on and off trail hiking to the individual glaciers to sketch, watercolor and/or photograph them. This fieldwork has then served as the basis for the creation of original fine art reductive woodblock prints. Beyond its organic language, the woodcut medium is additionally apt for my needs as the carving away and reduction of a woodblock mirrors the ongoing state of the glaciers themselves.

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The Art of Valerie Zimany

Valerie Zimany examines complex relationships between the East and West, nature and technology, and intimate and public worlds through the lens of her American background and extended education in Japan. Borrowed and appropriated images from the histories of art, nature, and society transform surfaces, and suggest symbolic intersections between these different cultures. Distantly familiar archetypes from 1970’s electronics and design, traditional textile patterns, vintage enameled china, and manga or graffiti overlap to create seemingly improbable combinations. Narratives stretch over forms evocative of botanicals and the body, and are often colored with uneasy sensuality or aggressiveness, yet allure with voluptuous softness. Small vignettes hide in crevices as memories do in the corners of the mind. By clashing colors, forms, and imagery she forces relationships or questions the compatibility, and parallel a feeling of wandering out of place at just the right time.

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Contemplative Artist Talk + Opening Photos

We cordially invite you to our first Artist Talk of 2019:

Contemplative Artist Talk
Saturday, February 9
3:00 - 4:00 pm
feat. Greg Noblin, Patrick Heagney, Todd Anderson, Valerie Zimany, and Blockhead

RSVP HERE

ENJOY THE PHOTOS + SEE YOU ON SATURDAY!

CONTEMPLATIVE :: THE EXHIBITION

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The Art of Patrick Heagney

Patrick Heagney is an award winning commercial and editorial photographer who has been exhibiting his work nationally since 2001. His latest body of work combines sculpture and photography to create whimsical fairytale-like worlds out of cut paper. Each piece in this series uses the setting and characters in it to tell an allegory about love and relationships.  

Join us for our ARTIST TALK on Saturday, February 9th from 3:00 - 4:00 pm
CONTEMPLATIVE will be on exhibit through Friday, March 1

 
 

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The Art of Greg Noblin

Long time resident artist of the gallery, Greg Noblin returns with a new series of his signature panelist works. Noblin works to incorporate layers of meaning, symbolism and texture in his artworks through a multistep process of photo collage and panel printing. The final works are a combination of surrealism, photography and landscape supported by organic and inorganic structures. The whimsical and sometimes surreal images offer a glimpse of shared human experiences of struggle, joy, successes and failures. These worlds are a place where nothing is impossible, perception is everything, and reality is what you create.

Join us for our ARTIST TALK on Saturday, February 9th from 3:00 - 4:00 pm
CONTEMPLATIVE will be on exhibit through Friday, March 1

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CONTEMPLATIVE :: exhibition photos

Dear Collectors and Patrons,

We are excited to share with you our first exhibition for 2019 :: CONTEMPLATIVE featuring all new artworks from Greg Noblin, Patrick Heagney, Todd Anderson, Valerie Zimany, and Blockhead.

We hope you’ll come by the gallery to see our exhibit which will be on display through March 1st, 2019. If you have an interest in any of the art from the show, please reach out and connect.

Happy New Year!
YU-KAI LIN // INFO@KAILINART.COM // 404 408 4248



CONTEMPLATIVE :: JAN 11 - MAR 1, 2019

OPENING RECEPTION
FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 2019
7:00 - 10:00 PM

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
EXHIBITION RUNS THROUGH MARCH 1

RSVP HERE

CONTEMPLATIVE JANUARY 11 - MARCH 1, 2019 | KAI LIN ART is pleased to announce our first exhibition of 2019: CONTEMPLATIVE (January 11th - March 1, 2019) featuring the artwork of artists: Greg Noblin, Todd Anderson, Patrick Heagney, Valerie Zimany and Blockhead (Chris Skeene). CONTEMPLATIVE features an intriguing collection of image-based artworks and sculptures that entice viewers for quiet and peaceful moments of reflection.

Long time resident artist of the gallery, Greg Noblin returns with a new series of his signature panelist works. Noblin works to incorporate layers of meaning, symbolism and texture in his artworks through a multistep process of photo collage and panel printing. The final works are a combination of surrealism, photography and landscape supported by organic and inorganic structures. The whimsical and sometimes surreal images offer a glimpse of shared human experiences of struggle, joy, successes and failures. These worlds are a place where nothing is impossible, perception is everything, and reality is what you create.

Master printmaker Todd Anderson’s practice involves long-term, team-based projects that investigate ecological changes to wilderness areas caused by global warming. Anderson, who traditionally works in the ancient practice of woodblock printing, has developed a new experimental photogravure process for the works of CONTEMPLATIVE.  Anderson is committed to preserving the romantic beauty of the natural world and at the same time drawing attention to the dire and uncertain futures of these landscapes and ecologies. Anderson returns to the gallery with a new series of work featuring the stunning beauty of America’s trees and the devastating impact of the mountain pine beetle.

Patrick Heagney is an award winning commercial and editorial photographer who has been exhibiting his work nationally since 2001. His latest body of work combines sculpture and photography to create whimsical fairytale-like worlds out of cut paper. Each piece in this series uses the setting and characters in it to tell a parable about love and relationships.  

Valerie Zimany examines complex relationships between the East and West, nature and technology, and intimate and public worlds through the lens of her American background and extended education in Japan. Borrowed and appropriated images from the histories of art, nature, and society transform surfaces, and suggest symbolic intersections between these different cultures. Distantly familiar archetypes from 1970’s electronics and design, traditional textile patterns, vintage enameled china, and manga or graffiti overlap to create seemingly improbable combinations. Narratives stretch over forms evocative of botanicals and the body, and are often colored with uneasy sensuality or aggressiveness, yet allure with voluptuous softness. Small vignettes hide in crevices as memories do in the corners of the mind. By clashing colors, forms, and imagery she forces relationships or questions the compatibility, and parallel a feeling of wandering out of place at just the right time.

Blockhead is a pseudonym invented by Chris Skeene in 2011 as a way to explore the thriving free art scene in Atlanta. Inspired by his collection of Pez dispensers and blind box art toys (such as figures by be@rbrick or Kidrobot), Chris uses blockheads to bring variety to the repetition of a singular form. Though much of the inspiration for his work are from machine-made items, blockheads are each hand-carved and painted, thereby highlighting the individuality and uniqueness of each piece. Chris also extends the unique nature of the figures by inviting collaborators to bring their own styles to the blank canvas of a carved blockhead.

CONTEMPLATIVE will be on exhibit through Friday, March 1st, 2019.

RADIATE Artist & Collector Holiday Mixer

Hello artists & art lovers,

We want to thank everyone for an incredible 2018 at Kai Lin Art! We have had some amazing shows and awesome support this year and couldn’t have done it without your patronage.

Our current exhibition, RADIATE, is the culmination of the past 10 years of our gallery and will be on display through Saturday, January 5th, 2019.  If you haven’t had the opportunity to see the work, we will be having some extended hours:

RADIATE ARTIST & COLLECTOR HOLIDAY MIXER
Thursday, December 20th, 2018
6:00 - 8:00 PM
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This will be a great chance to see the show and meet the artists at the gallery and maybe get the perfect gift for that special someone.

Catch up with us over some seasonal drinks for our last event of 2018!

Merry Artful Days!
YU-KAI LIN // INFO@KAILINART.COM // 404 408 4248

We will be open for regular gallery hours Wednesdays - Fridays from 12-6pm and Saturdays from 12-5pm. The gallery will be closed the week of December 26, 2018 - January 1st, 2019.

THE ART OF RADIATE :: 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW

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RADIATE :: opening photos

Hello and Happy Holidays!

We are excited to share with you the photo gallery from our 10 Year Anniversary exhibition RADIATE. The show will be on exhibit through Saturday, January 5th, 2019.

We hope you’ll come by the gallery to visit us through the holidays. We will be open for regular gallery hours Wednesdays - Fridays from 12-6pm and Saturdays from 12-5pm. The gallery will be closed the week of December 26, 2018 - January 1st, 2019.

Please let us know if you might have an interest in any of the artwork from our exhibition and we look forward to seeing you at the gallery!

Happy Merry Artful Days!
YU-KAI LIN // INFO@KAILINART.COM // 404 408 4248

The Art of RADIATE

Happy Holidays!

We are excited to share with you The Art of RADIATE :: a 10 year anniversary exhibition! The exhibit is a group exhibition featuring 60 of our artists who have exhibited with us in the last decade.

We hope to see you by the gallery during the holidays and please touch base with us if you might have an interest in any of the pieces from our exhibit.

ARTFULLY,
YU-KAI LIN // INFO@KAILINART.COM // 404 408 4248

Woodruff Arts Center's Saporta Report: Why An Art Gallery Is Never Just About What’s On Its Walls

Dear Friends,

I’m excited to share with you this column The Woodruff Arts Center requested for their Saporta Report:

Why An Art Gallery Is Never Just About What’s On Its Walls

Also, we hope you’ll join us this coming Friday, November 16th, 2018 from 7-10pm for the launch of:

RADIATE: A 10 Year Anniversary Exhibition

 
 

We are so grateful for your support and dedication to the arts over this last decade. Thank you to all the patrons, collectors, artists, curators, museums, corporations, consultants, and creatives that have come through our gallery doors. It is because of your support that we can continue on our trajectory to keeping art alive in Atlanta.

ARTFULLY,
YU-KAI LIN // INFO@KAILINART.COM // 404 408 4248

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Why An Art Gallery Is Never Just About What’s On Its Walls
KAI LIN ART's director, Yu-Kai Lin, looks back
on 10 years of leading the art gallery

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By Yu-Kai Lin, Director of KAI LIN ART

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10 years. 500 artists. 97 exhibitions. 27 states. 7,900 cups of coffee, and countless art-filled friendships, I’m so enthused to celebrate a major milestone this year with our Kai Lin Art family.

For 10 years, Kai Lin Art has been a gallery that embodies our mission to cultivating creativity, connection, and conversation through art. We are dedicated to promoting emerging and established artists in the Southeast and beyond. We do this through a uniquely accelerated exhibition calendar with new exhibits every six to eight weeks.

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If you had asked me back in 2008 where we’d be ten years from now, I might not have imagined the Kai Lin Art that it is today, with our expansive network of major institutions, museums, corporations, consultants, private collectors, and artists.

The only thing that remains constant is change, and because I consider myself a student and mentor of life, below are eight lessons I’ve learned during the last decade of building our community:

  1. Apply art as an equalizer: The hierarchical perception that art is something unattainable and needs a thesis to be understood is a misconception that should be diffused. Art is all around us, for all of us to share and to be celebrated. If you have a wall, you need art.

  2. Make creating a way of life: Everyone is creative, and we are all here to create. Everyday, we get the opportunity to create what we want to build in our lives so that we can feel a sense of connection, joy, and improvement.

  3. Find your tribe, build your tribe, expand your tribe: In our hyper-connected world we often don’t stop to realize that we are all a part of a larger ecosphere. We are spokes of a wheel and our lives influence all those in our sphere.

  4. Connect: Every connection, small or large, leads to more connections. Oftentimes we tend to discount the trivial conversations we have on a daily basis. Every encounter is an opportunity to build a more expansive network. Be mindful of how you choose to interact.

  5. Value relationships: The purpose of a gallery is so much more than just a space to collect art. We are continually building relationships and championing artists, nourishing one another so that creativity can flourish. Kai Lin Art is four walls containing and fostering the environment for growth. Besides exhibitions, we nurture community engagement through nonprofit events, fundraising, and celebrating life’s milestones.

  6. Make struggle a part of your progress: It’s only through struggle that we can attain success. Through the routine of our daily practice, I’ve discovered that success is not a destination but rather made up of many small victories. We grow through obstacles, and discover opportunities through challenges.

  7. Create the right environment: Everything communicates. For example, in preparation for every exhibit, we are collectively puzzle-solving. With anywhere between 40 to 80 pieces of art to curate during any given cycle, we set the intention to curate mindfully, so that from the moment you walk through our doors, the reception feels effortless.

  8. Be flexible: We have found success through adapting to the changing tides of our ever-evolving world. The more we hang on to things, the more elusive they become. The more we let go, the more opportunities we have for exploration and abundance.

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Building Kai Lin Art has been and continues to be one of my most rewarding experiences.

We hope to see you at our upcoming 10 year exhibition of “Radiate” featuring 75 artists on Friday, November 16th from 7-10pm and running through January 4th, 2019.

For more on our gallery please visit us at kailinart.com or 404 408 4248 or info@kailinart.com

RADIATE :: NOV 16, 2018 - JAN 4, 2019

RADIATE :: NOV 16, 2018 - JAN 4, 2019

OPENING FRIDAY, NOV 16, 2018
7:00 - 10:00 PM

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
EXHIBITION RUNS THROUGH JAN 4, 2019

Kai Lin Art is pleased to announce our final exhibition of 2018, RADIATE : A 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY. Throughout the last decade, we’ve worked and exhibited over 500 artists from across the Southeast and beyond. In this retrospective, we have curated sixty artists from our stable to present artwork that best represents their aesthetic. Many of our Kai Lin Artists are creating fresh new artworks for this exhibition.

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featuring the work of
70 Dot - Donna Howells, Alexi Torres, Amy Douglas, Andrea Garland, Andrew Catanese, Art Werger, Ashley L. Schick, Blockhead, Brad Johnston, Carl Janes, Carmen Rice, Cynthia Lollis, Dale Clifford, Erik Waterkotte, Fabian Williams, GREG MIKE, Gregory Noblin, Hannah Adair, Inkyeong Baek, Jaeyoun Shin, Jamaal Barber, KOFKE Jason Kofke, Jeremy Brown, Joe Camoosa, John Morse, John Tindel, Johnny Warren, Julio Ceballos, Kevin Palme, Landon Perkins, LarrY JENS Anderson, Lee Arnett, Lela BRUNET, Lisa Hart, Lucha Rodriguez, Lynx, Marc Boyson, Michael Elliston, mike lowery, Nate Damen, Nate Dorn, Niki ZarrabI, Patrick Heagney, Phil Harris, Roxane HollOSI, Sam Parker, Sanithna, Spencer Sloan, Steven Anderson, Stephen Philms, Tim Kent, Todd Anderson, Tracy Murrell, Trish LanD, Valentina Custer, Valerie Zimany, Wen Lin, Wesley Terpstra, Will Eskridge, Wyatt Graff, AND Yohey Horishita

We are so grateful for your support and dedication to the arts. Thank you to all the patrons, collectors, artists, curators, museums, corporations, consultants, and creatives that have come through our gallery doors. It is because of your support that we can continue on our trajectory to keeping art alive in Atlanta.

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Rigby Ink Interviews Yu-Kai Lin - Gallery Owner Q&A

Yu-Kai Lin- Gallery Owner Q&A

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Kai Lin Art opened its gallery doors in 2008 and over the course of ten years have grown to be one of Atlanta’s most engaging art spaces. The gallery hosts numerous group exhibitions throughout the year with new shows every six to eight weeks showing new and emerging artists. Kai Lin Art has been recognized by regional, national, and international publications for being on the cutting edge of art in America. The gallery has been selected as a Top 50 Cultural Destination in Atlanta by internationally renowned Wallpaper*Magazine and voted Best Gallery by Creative Loafing.

Behind the gallery name, Kai Lin Art is the owner and founder Yu-Kai Lin. Yu-Kai is a graduate of Emory University and is a long time participant in the Atlanta art scene. Some of his community partnerships include Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, Emory University, and The Savannah College of Art and Design. In 2018 Yu-Kai delivered a TedTalk, Living Creatively Through Art and Music and was also honored as Emory University’s Alumni of the Year. 

Rigby Ink visited Yu-Kai in his gallery in the Westside Arts District of Midtown Atlanta. There we discussed the community Yu-Kai has helped cultivate and the realities of gallery ownership. Within our first moments of meeting Yu-Kai, his dedication to his role as gallerist shines through with his words. Yu-Kai’s attention to minute detail, self-discipline and his dedication to the artists he supports are conveyed in the thoughts he shares with us. 

During our conversation with Yu-Kai he reflects on his experience opening Kai Lin Art, the success he has created, and his vision of the future.

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RIGBY INK- You majored in Art in Music-Piano Performance at Emory University. What attracted you to a career in the visual art community?

YU-KAI LIN- All art is similar and interchangeable in that we are creating to express connection, relationships, and our shared human experience. While I was at Emory, I took a hand full of art history courses from Modern Art to Italian Renaissance and I was intrigued by the intersection of culture as it relates to creation and aesthetics. There’s a symbiosis relationship found in art with all aspects of modern life from politics to religion, medicine to architecture. Visual arts is just one component of representing the shared social expression.

“In our brave new world of tumult and division, art is the highest form of hope”

RIGBY INK- How does your experience in music translate creatively into your role as a gallery owner?

YL- Art is therapeutic and music is an audible expression of our soulful intentions: hopes, aspirations, fears, uncertainty, dreams, etc. My music practice as a piano teacher informs all aspects of my practice of being an art gallerist. We are all in the ‘practice of’ our chosen fields and as a creative, it’s my role to push the conversation forward, bring more people into the fold, and create an ever-expanding network of artful enthusiasts. These enthusiasts can choose to take a piece of expression home in the form of a tangible piece of artwork that will transform and bring inspiration to their interior space. Art is a necessity of life and I’m grateful to be a part of the ecosphere of making art thrive in our city.

RIGBY INK- When opening Kai Lin Art, what problem were you solving for art in the Southeast?

YL- In 2008 I had worked in two other galleries throughout my early 20s and learned what to do, what not to do, and what I would do differently were I ever to open my own gallery. I wanted to create an environment of inclusion, of celebration, of connection and of kindness. A cultural convergence of creatives that needed a voice, space, and a champion to fill a void in our community. 

An art gallery is a reflection of society and the more galleries we have, the greater connection we feel with each other as an individual and collectively. Our space has become a center for not only the sale of art from creators making art across the Southeast, but the gallery is also an institution for people to spark their curiosities through the lens of art. With each exhibition, we host openings, performances, talks, fundraisers, non-profit events, dinners, birthdays, weddings, etc. I’m grateful to be a catalyst for that connection.

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Artist Lela Brunet

 Brillo cedar + acrylic 9.25 x 9.5 x 31.25 inches CSK 035G

Artist Blockhead

RIGBY INK- Kai Lin Art has been open for ten years now while many other galleries have come and gone. To what do you attribute the success of the gallery?

YL- I feel that longevity is proportionate to diligence. A gallery is a place people come to shop for art. Our collectors who’ve had a great experience continue to come back, bring their friends, and keep up with the lives of our artists and what they’re creating. As a docent of art, I try to inspire others and teach people about the importance of what it is they’re seeing. We are all like pebbles in a river floating downstream. Each of our lives changes the course of the river through our actions and intentions. 

RIGBY INK- Kai Lin Art hosts several exhibitions each year and in addition to private collectors, your clients include The High Museum, Coca-Cola, and Fox Broadcasting to name a few. How have you built the reputation of the gallery to establish these relationships?

YL- I’m grateful and humbled by the support of all the organizations, corporations, institutions, and individuals that we’ve worked within the last decade. With every conversation, connection, and collaboration, we are co-creating and manifesting. It starts with the art. We have artwork that is compelling, exquisite, reasonably priced, and that people want. We are here to serve the artists that make our gallery what it is and the collectors that need art to fill their walls with inspiration. 

RIGBY INK- During your Ted-Talk, you shared the importance of structure and planning in the lives of creators. You said, “plan so that you can play” which really resonated with me. These days we hear the term “self-care” quite frequently, however few people associate responsibility as a means to self-care. When thinking of successful artists that you’ve worked with, what are some of the attributes or characteristics that come to mind?

YL- It’s important to plan free time into your day whether it’s doing something active like taking a walk or running to reading a book, writing or meditating. Unrestricted free time allows our imagination to create new realms of possibilities of what it is we’d like to create in our lives. What makes a successful artist is being persistent, mindful, mindless, creative, connected, networked, collaborative, thoughtful, curious, conversant, obsessive, constricted, free, adaptable, resilient, able to take criticism, an active listener, patient and kind.

RIGBY INK- Looking back over the ten years of Kai Lin Art, what are you most proud of?

YL- I have so much gratitude for my life and the opportunities and experiences thus far. It’s a beautiful world filled with wondrous, luminous, soul-inspiring creations. I’m most proud that I’ve made a positive impact in the lives of others through art. In our brave new world of tumult and division, art is the highest form of hope. Artists are always on the precipice of change and transformation. It’s through our creative lens that we can shift staid beliefs, opinions, mindsets and elevate one another to new planes of understanding, connection, and progression. 

RIGBY INK- In what ways would you like to see Kai Lin Art grow?

YL- I’d like to continue our trajectory on the path we’ve built. To maintain, sustain, and flourish into the next level. We have great art/artists and a great network of collectors, museums, designers, consultants, decorators. To keep going, to keep growing, to keep learning, to keep our artists thriving, not merely surviving. I would like for us to continue to make art happen and adapt to the ever evolving, ever changing, ever expanding, endlessly abundant creative spirit that’s inside all of us. 


We hope to see you at our upcoming 10 year exhibition of “Radiate” featuring 75 artists on Friday, November 16th from 7-10pm and running through January 4th, 2019.

For more on our gallery please visit us at kailinart.com or 404 408 4248 or info@kailinart.com

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