Art Gallery | Loge Level
The Soraya’s Art Gallery is located on the Loge Level of the Great Hall. Exhibitions are open to ticket holders one hour prior to Soraya-presented performances, during intermissions, and by appointment.
Exhibitions are funded in part by the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media and Communication, Instructionally related Activities Committee and The Soraya.
For more information or to make an appointment for viewing, please contact Crystal Diaz at 818-677-8821 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
By Vida Liu
September 22, 2022 - November 5, 2022
Installation view, Inextricably Linked, 2022
Inextricably Linked is an exhibition based on a Chinese Ancient Idom - "A thousand thread and ten thousand pieces of shredded cloths (silk-ribbons) tangled together." It is a metaphor for something that is impossible to disentangle or separate.
Artist Vida Liu uses her clothing and other donated materials from acquaintances, family, and friends. These once desired objects become absurdly impractical constructions that take up space, exposing behaviors that include excessive consumption and uncontrollable hoarding, as well as the notion of want versus need. The work embodies mixed feelings associated with unrestrained consumption and its consequent feelings of guilt and suffering; the objects and images have a dichotomous presence of both celebration and tragedy.
Vida Liu is a Los Angeles based artist. She grew up in Hong Kong, Vancouver, and Los Angeles. After graduating from USC with a Business Administration degree, Vida worked in the financial industry for many years. Motivated by an irrepressible passion for arts, she later returned to school and received a B.A. in Studio Arts from the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UC Irvine. She subsequently obtained her MFA degree from the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media and Communication at California State University, Northridge. Vida is currently teaching and practicing art in Los Angeles.
For more information about the artist visit: https://www.vidaliu.org/