Here’s what she had to say about her work in the show:
“The piece ‘Divers’ was originally a rejected sketch for an editorial assignment, but I liked the imagery enough to return to it. For this piece, I wanted to focus more on color and pattern, with the characters being secondary. Mostly I wanted this to be a very quiet, surreal scene — not knowing where it begins or ends, just capturing a moment of synchronization. And ‘Birthday Cake’ was really just me fulfilling my desire to draw a giant piece of rainbow cake. Again, colors were important and for me, personally nostalgic and reminiscent of birthday parties past.”
Her thoughts on Brooklyn and the importance of an all-female art show:
“I’ve been living in New York for three years now, and just recently moved into a new work studio. The studio building is located in Greenpoint, and it is filled with amazing artists and designers. However, most of these artists and designers are male. I don’t really notice it on a day-to-day basis but sometimes I step back and wonder, “Where are all the ladies??” So when I was approached by Aya to be part of an all-female show, I was immediately on board. Being a female artist in Brooklyn can sometimes make you feel like the odds are against you, but I guess that also is an incentive to push yourself harder. At the same time, I love living here because I have never been surrounded by so many supportive, like-minded and inspiring people. It really helps me move forward. This show is a perfect example of that — I’m honored to be included in a group of such talented women, and I definitely hope to see more of that around.”
Make sure to check out Bad Luck Club to see Jing’s full work!
Bad Luck Club
September 30 – October 30th 2011
Opening Reception: September 30th 6-9pm