With Fremin Gallery’s upcoming exhibition, Fancy Animal Carnival, we thought it a good time to look back at the artist, Hung Yi’s work, in his previous exhibition, Fancy Animal Carnival, displayed all along Broadway in the Garment District a few years ago.
A Fancy Animal Carnival arrived in the Garment District in September, 2016, produced in collaboration with The Garment District Alliance, Emmanual Fremin Gallery New York, InSian Gallery Taipei, Taiwan, Orangenius, and the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT).
The large-scale sculptures, created by Taiwanese artist, Hunt Yin, were a whimsical and colorful big hit on the Broadway Pedestrian Plaza. Each of the sculptures reflected folk culture as well as a specific region, and represented a narrative expressed through traditional Taiwanese symbols which are believed to bring luck. They also represented the artist’s view of everyday life.
The artist’s life is as colorful as his work. Born in 1970 in Taichung, Taiwan, Hung Yi was once the owner of nine restaurants. He shifted gears at the age of thirty, to follow his true love, which was Art, and went on to have major exhibitions worldwide including San Francisco in 2014 and 2015.
A Fancy Animal Carnival in The Garment District was Yi’s first New York exhibition, running from 37th Street to 41st Street, and were on view through April, 2017.
Below are a few more images from A Fancy Animal Carnival in The Garment District from our archives.
See you at Fremin Gallery in September 2019 for a group exhibition entitled, Fancy Animal Carnival, which includes the artist, Hunt Yi.