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Marlene Yu

MARLENE YU, Undercurrent,• 1998.• 144" x 432”,• courtesy of the artist.

In the 1970s, when lyrical expressionism entered into the critical vocabulary of contemporary art in New York, Marlene Tseng Yu had already been there for several years. Her paintings were recognized as a logical consequence of color field painting from the previous decade. Even so, Marlene Tseng Yu is Chinese, and her connection to color field painting was oblique. She - was not a natural-born American citizen, and her style of painting was different from…

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