STAGING NATURE: A WORLD UNTO ITSELF
March 29 - May 11, 2019
Madelyn Jordon Fine Art is please to present STAGING NATURE: A WORLD UNTO ITSELF, a group exhibition of modern and contemporary landscape paintings, works on paper, photography, and sculpture by a diverse group of 12 artists. Selected artists include Milton Avery, Gregory Crewdson, Katharine Dufault, Purdy Eaton, Abigail Goldman, Elissa Gore, Adam Handler, Larry Horowitz, Wolf Kahn, Sandrine Kern, Yangyang Pan, and Susan Wides. The exhibition will run from March 29 - May 11, 2019, with an opening reception on Friday, March 29, 2019 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. The public is welcome.
YANGYANG PAN : THE UNVEILING
April 20 - June 2, 2018
We are pleased to announce THE UNVEILING, a solo exhibition of new works by YANGYANG PAN. This exhibition marks the artist's fourth solo exhibition with MJFA and will be on view from April 20 - June 2, 2018, with an opening reception on Friday, April 20th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The public is welcome to attend and meet the artist.
LOCAL/GLOBAL: A Group Exhibition
January 19 - February 24, 2018
We are pleased to present LOCAL/GLOBAL, an exhibition showcasing works by a diverse group of artists from the United States and around the world. The selected artists include El Anatsui, John Beerman, Angel Botello, Elisabeth Condon, Tom Friedman, Adam Handler, Catherine Howe, Patrick Hughes, John Kalymnios, Ted Larsen, Kim McCarty, Peter Nadin, Yangyang Pan, Niki de Saint Phalle, Stefan Thiel, and Su-en Wong. This exhibition will run from January 19 - February 24, 2018, with an opening reception on Friday, January 19, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
A Whiter Shade of Winter
February 1 - March 4, 2017
MJFA is proud to present an installation of new works by gallery artists Stanley Boxer, Eugene Healy, Yangyang Pan, Michelle Sakhai and Linda Touby. The interaction of these works create a unique synergy evoking a dynamic, calming mood in the gallery, a break from the harsh effects of mid-winter.
CONTEXT: Art Miami, Nov 29- Dec 4, 2016
November 29 - December 4, 2016
YANGYANG PAN :East Meets West in Contemporary Abstraction
September 16 - November 17, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 4 - June 16, 2012
Pan’s expansive, joyous paintings are pure aesthetic pleasure. Informed by the controlled chaos of nature, this series of landscape-based, expressionist work is rich in color and texture, densely packed with oil paint. Celebrating Spring’s arrival, her emotionally-charged canvases are laden with abstract imagery. Their vibrant palette -- greens, blues, pinks, yellows and reds applied with alternating heavy impasto brushstrokes and thin washes of oil paint -- create canvases bursting with visual excitement. Pan’s “Summer Garden” evokes the energy of a star burst with the color palette of her garden. This kinetic composition is composed of visceral markings, each with their own energy, held together as a collective through the connection one brushstroke has with another. Pan explores nature’s diversity by pairing splashy, exuberant works with compositions of seductive, floating forms, such as in “Ebb Tide” with its drizzles of paint and charcoal. These works tend to suggest the captivating nature of slow moving clouds during the vernal equinox or the blooming foliage on Lake Ontario at the start of the season.
Stylistically, Pan fuses Asian and Western sensibilities seamlessly. Raised and educated in Sichuan, China, there is a clear influence of traditional Asian painting in the build-up of her markings on the canvas. At times, Pan crowds paint into corners, leaving white space in unlikely areas. Sometimes her markings cascade vertically, referencing traditional Chinese landscape painting. Other times, she fills the entire canvas with extravagantly colored, uninhibited strokes, recalling the all-over style of Joan Mitchell or Jackson Pollock.
The artist does not make a study or draft of each painting before she confronts the canvas. Instead, all choices, both conscious and subconscious, are made during the creation process. Her mark-making method consists of working herself up into a raptured rhythm while listening to music by Leonard Cohen. In the end, intuitive, gestural brushwork and unpredictable color arrangements form on the canvas. Her subject is the process of painting itself, as she revels in the activity, creating playful accidents that result from free-wheeling experimentation.
The show title, "Spring Fever," refers to the common phrase that is used to describe the physical and psychological effects that arrive during a season often considered a time for rebirth and renewal. Spring is often associated with the hostility and hospitality of nature, a tease as the winter weather turns warm, accompanied by bursts of color as foliage blooms. Pan explores these elements of nature in her paintings, developing a visual, saturated language that feeds off of nature’s impulsive energy. The result is a visual rhetoric of pure feeling and youthful exuberance.
Yangyang Pan was born in 1976 in China. She received her BFA and MFA from the Sichuan Fine Art Institute in Chongqing, China, where she later taught. In 2006, she relocated to Canada with her husband and children. She is currently based in Ontario, Canada.