Arts Walk: China Star

Arts Walk Pick 2018

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS

The Evergreen Arts Walk Tour describes China Star as “a conceptually-minded process artist working across disciplines in 2D, 3D, installation and performance.”

In Arts Walk this spring, she will show abstract, mixed-media paintings from a series called “MORTALITY: The Loss Paintings.” She explained, “The series of currently 40-plus paintings was started in late 2016 in response to a bunch of things going on that related to mortality, including losing friends in the Oakland Ghost Ship fire, dealing with difficult health situations and raising a teenager.”

Paintings in the series use layers of what she called “copious amounts of paint and pattern,” a way of painting that she calls an evolution of previous works on paper. “The point of the painting was to give myself creative time and space to just process my thoughts and emotions about loss and mortality in general, but what began to come into being felt very universal, much like loss and mortality is a theme for everyone, everything.”

Star’s art extends beyond the visual to music and poetry.

WHAT: Arts Walk Artist China Star

WHEN:
Spring Arts Walk
5 – 10 p.m. Friday, April 27
Noon – 8 p.m. Saturday, April 28

HOW MUCH:
Free

WHERE:
The Brotherhood Lounge
119 Capitol Way N.

LEARN MORE: OLY ARTS ARTS WALK Section




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