• "THE WEBS INSTALLED BY OUR DREAMS"

    "THE WEBS INSTALLED BY OUR DREAMS"

    Morton Fine Art is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new mixed-media works by Seattle-based artist Liz Tran. Titled The Webs Installed by Our Dreams, the exhibition is inspired by early memories of the artist being administered the Rorschach test, a psychological evaluation of mental health and trauma through associative responses to inkblots. Through Tran’s imagination, these monochromatic inkblot prints are transformed into a world of vibrant, technicolor panels that explore the nature of viewer subjectivity. The Webs Installed by Our Dreams will be on view from April 29 - May 27, 2021.
    Featuring work from her Mirror and Cosmic Circle series, Tran creates canvases with explosions of colorful dots, circles, blots, and splashes that accumulate on the panel and create a thickened impasto. Some symmetrical–like a Rorschach print–and others more liberally abstracted, Tran’s works challenge the notion of a correct way to view art. Like the well-known psychological test, Tran’s art performs an introspective function in which the viewer’s interpretation is self-reflexive and can facilitate self-knowledge.
    “As I found myself delving into the history of my own mental health, I began to simultaneously study perception and subjectivity both in visual art and psychology,” said artist Liz Tran. “What do we bring to what we see? The viewer’s experience of my work is completely different than my own, yet that experience is equally valid. Is what we see simply a reflection of our self?”
    Opening the door into a meditative and healing atmosphere, The Webs Installed by Our Dreams actively encourages personal interpretation and projections of meaning. Through a form of abstraction that combines precision and instinct, Tran’s joyful works imagine dreamlike surfaces to question the nature of abstraction and our responses to visual stimuli, whether that be art on the white walls of a gallery or observations of planets and stars circling overhead.

  • DIVINE RORSCHACH IN THE FLOWERS OF A HOPEFUL MIND

    DIVINE RORSCHACH IN THE FLOWERS OF A HOPEFUL MIND

    Liz Tran
    PATRICIA ROVZAR GALLERY
    DIVINE RORSCHACH IN THE FLOWERS OF A HOPEFUL MIND
    FEBRUARY 2 – 27, 2021
    Multi-disciplinary artist Liz Tran’s new work and installation pays homage to Rorschach. The paintings for the exhibition present themselves like Rorschach’s ink blots in bold compositions that seem to mirror not only each other but also mirror the need to present works that are filled with hope. For Liz, the natural expedition of embracing the mechanisms that make our minds a utility for progress or obliteration, is determined by introspective communication. In terms of harvesting our language of expression and its interaction with the ecosystem within our psychological reality Botany is material and existential. There are songs that reconstruct the anatomy of the birds that sing them, and there also songs that create new words, this is Tran’s metronome for all to become enthralled.

  • CHROMATHERAPY

    CHROMATHERAPY

    Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 4 PM PST – 9 PM PST
    Heron Arts, San Francisco
    Public · Hosted by Heron Arts and Liz Tran
    2020 has shown us the value of self-care & the importance of mental health awareness. Through this event, we bring light to both, with artists Liz Tran and Erik Otto exploring the emotion of color.
    Opening: December 12th from 4-9pm. Masks are required. No more than 20 people at a time. For more info email tova@heronarts.com