Temple Contemporary

The Tyler School of Art and Architecture's center for exhibitions and public programming.

Fall Exhibition:

Time Lines : First Words

August 30-December 9, 2023

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, August 30 from 6-8 p.m. 

Philadelphia-based contemporary artist Isaac Tin Wei Lin, whose densely covered surfaces of calligraphic, brushed and hand-drawn patterns immerse viewers in the logic and complexity of written language, presents a floor-to-ceiling exhibition entitled Time Lines : First Words — site-specific floor-to-ceiling murals and new sculptural works that explore the convergence of representation and vivid abstraction. 

Lin is a 1998 graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design (BFA), a 2005 graduate of the California College of the Arts (MFA), and an alumnus of Philadelphia's artist collective Space 1026. His artwork spans painting, screen-printing, collage, and installation, and he often collaborates with other artists in creating hybrid works. Read more...

Time Lines : First Words was curated by Temple Contemporary Exhibitions Manager Adam Blumberg with curatorial assistance from Ian Bosak (BFA '15). All artwork is courtesy of Isaac Tin Wei Lin and Fleisher/Ollman Gallery. The exhibition is made possible in part by the Temple University General Activities Fund.

Gallery Hours:
Wednesday-Thursday 12 pm-8 pm
Friday 11 am-6 pm



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