Sneak Peek @ Jing Wei’s Work for Bad Luck Club

A cropped image of “Divers”

A cropped image of “Birthday Cake”

Jing Wei is a Chinese-born illustrator and printmaker, residing in Brooklyn and another one of the talented female artists in Bad Luck Club, opening tonight at 6pm.

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

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