Jian grew up in China and the photography series serves as a visual reflection of the memories he had as a child. He is a master of fine arts in photography student at WSU in Pullman.
Jian currently has two black and white displays located in the library. The first, “Left Behind,” utilizes objects found in derelict farmsteads and abandoned homes in the rural Palouse countryside. Some of these items were removed from their original context and placed into a separate, but nearby scene in order to create a new narrative.
The other display is titled, “The Trail of Time,” which pictures burning incense. Jian said that according to Chinese philosophy, life is like the burning incense, everything is transient and the smoke trail is not predictable.
Jian’s work is not only unique, but also conveys enough information to encourage the viewer’s own interpretation and personal feelings.
Entry to exhibits is free. Library hours are Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. — 10 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. — 6 p.m., and Saturday – Sunday 10 a.m. — 7.p.m.
Parking is available in metered spaces, weekdays in the Blue Lot for $3, and weekends in all colored lots.