CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article misattributed a quote: “This dramatic change has caused and been caused by a personal shift — the migration from rural to urban, the needs and expectations of new residents, and the loss of home for the prospect of new, modern and efficient.” Laura Griest said it. The story has been changed to reflect this.
Beijing is moving away from its traditional roots, and local artist Barbara Tyroler is using non-traditional methods to illustrate this shift.
Tyroler’s abstract artwork, done with mixed media, features subjects ranging from children swimming to citizens strolling on the busy streets of Beijing.
“My work touches on migration, urbanization, globalization — specifically through families and the transitions that young families go through when they move away from each other,” Tyroler said.
Tyroler’s “Beijing Impressions: Portraits of a Shifting Landscape” is on display at UNC’s FedEx Global Center through Sept. 13.