Limei Lai: Mending

Limei Lai, Mending, 2024. Photo: Limei Lai.

Limei Lai: Mending

Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR - June 2 – 29

by Joseph Gallivan

Limei Lai’s mixed-media interactive installation turns jeans into a metaphor for relationships. “I wish relationships could be mended yet remain beautiful and sweet,” she says. She would like to see more healing than heartbreak and trauma. She provides the viewer with fabric and paper to explore, weave and arrange. Her lofty goals—
intergenerational and interracial communication—track with previous works, in which she used pockets or colored silks to explore her Chinese American identity. Lai’s is one of four concurrent shows at Blackfish, celebrating its 45th anniversary year.

Share this: