Posted on May 31, 2009
Publisher: World Sculpture News
World Sculpture News features Liao Yibai at Mike Weiss Gallery. The artist Liao Yibai, born in 1971, the mid-point of the Cultural Revolution, was the son of cruise-missile engineer. In his first exhibition in New York Liao presented a series of stainless-steel sculptures representing his fantasies of the old war in an exhibition entitled Imaginary Enemy. Each of the works relies on the artist’s childhood memories to recall images that came into his mind as he fantasized about America and as he questioned the patriotic symbols that pervaded the urban environments of the Motherland.