Bloody Autumn, Cape Horn, California, 1867. Building of the Central Pacific by Chinese Workers. Chinese Ink and color on Chinese paper, 2013. Courtesy of Koplin Del Rio Gallery, Culver City, California © Zhi Lin
Artist Talk – Sunday – July 13 – 2 pm
In recent works, internationally acclaimed artist Zhi Lin has explored the experiences of 19th century Chinese railway workers. In addition to the more abstract works currently on view in The Other Side: Chinese and Mexican Immigration to America, his deeply moving drawings documenting the individual workers and geography of the Transcontinental Railway were featured in USC Pacific Asia Museum’s exhibition Chinaman’s Chance in 2008.
Trained at the China National Academy of Fine Arts and London’s Slade School of Fine Art, Lin holds an Endowed Professorship at the University of Washington, teaching both in the Art Division and Jackson School of International Studies. His visit is made possible by the University of Washington.
The Other Side: Chinese and Mexican Immigration to America
Through August 17, 2014
The exhibition presents a series of visual narratives by five contemporary artists exploring recurring issues of immigration and border relations that have persisted throughout U.S. history