YANG DU
CHILDREN WITHOUT INNOCENCE
JULY 10-31, 2022 



CHILDREN WITHOUT INNOCENCE


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︎BIOGRAPHY

SPIME
EVERY DAY IS A NEW DAY
JUNE 5-26, 2022


EVERY DAY IS A NEW DAY

Born in Montreal, Canada, and grew up in Hong Kong, Spime constantly seeks to bridge a gap between two cultures. Experiencing the cultural diffrences repeatedly as she tries to belong, Spime got a self awareness as a diaspora, which led her to creating her own world where she can float across the boundaries of time and space.

Spime's painting is characterized by figures in a whimsical shape, artificial hues, and flatness. While the main figure plays a central role in each work, the background remains as unknown place that leads the viewer to mull over the meaning of the images. With the recurring motifs throughout Spime's paintings - the border between day and night, fruits that evoke color prejudice, orbs implying glances - the artist speaks about our desire to belong and contemporary emotional states in a sequenced narrative.

In this exhibition, Spime shows the beauty of disparate elements in surreal way. Each figure starring forward gives the viewer a sense of being otherized and asks question about asymmetry gender, cultuer and power. The artist is challenging herself to find a value of diversity and search for the magic and strange beauty in the unexpected and the uncanny of emergent belonging.

RENA KUDOH
UNDEPENDABLE GARDEN
MAY 17-29, 2022
UNDEPENDABLE GARDEN

Rena Kudos’s explorations are guided by her life experiences in different residences and daily surroundings.
Her sculptures have always been extracted from both experience and imagination and characterized by personification and ambiguous identity. This exhibition features eleven sculptures portraying imaginary hybrid creatures inspired from the artist’s gardening experience.⠀

“It was a dry, parched place at first, but after a little tilling the soil and planting the germinated seeds, it began to thrive. Sometimes cats visited there to poop. Many insects also started to come.. The bugs were constantly moving around. Everything in the garden was settling down in a short span of time and I felt it like a microcosmos.”
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SEUNG HYUN KIM
COMPOSITION, SPRING, 2022
APRIL 16-30, 2022

COMPOSITION, SPRING, 2022

Contiuously experimenting with the interest in correspondences between meaning of text and visual experience, the artist created his new body of works entitled ‘Composition, Spring 2022’.

In the exhibition, the artist presents 17 compositions of lines and dots. He borrowed the ‘conceptual score’ from Fluxus artists for this series. In each work, he invited one sentence as instruction, and carried out the instruction on the canvas using oil bar and sponge roller. This series shows the link between the text and images applied on the canvas, where his interpretation of text allows various compositions with different nuances. Along with a set of variations by Kim, we wish the viewer to experience infinite associations triggered by lines ant dots.

YIRUI JIA
ANOTHER DAY OF PARADISE
MARCH 5-27, 2022

ANOTHER DAY OF PARADISE

Appearing in gestural, expressive and fierce moments, Jia’s paintings examine and celebrate the fantastic lives of mundane existence: a one-eyed bride with an eye patch, dancing ballerina shark, a British soldier, a power strip, a roadblock, a NYC taxi, a palm tree, a cigarette man, Jeff Koons’ balloon dog, etc. She describes these characters as actors on a theatrical stage where she explores how they interact with the surroundings and others. Jia empowers them with complex imaginary identities to connect and interact with the dramatic environment by reinventing, animalizing and anthropomorphizing daily objects.

In the exhibition, Jia presents 7 paintings that convey “feeling like a paradise” moments of life. In the central work in the exhibition, ‘What if she says yes (burning wedding ring with black flame)’, the British soldier (often called as 'Duke Of Bubble Gum' by Jia) proposes to an unpleasant bride while other brides are watching to cheer or interrupt the proposal; maybe she will say yes to him, but the viewers will never know. In other work, a princess bride took a cigarette break away from the palace while enjoying her own joyful moment.

“As an artist I act as both a director and a participant in my work. Through many characters and actors’ behaviors, the paintings are often fragmentary notes of my reflections of the world. The elements that appear in my paintings are often ordinary daily objects that are easy to identify, such as power strips, magnets, palm trees, and Jeff Koons’ balloon dog. For me, there is no difference between the traffic lights in New York and Beijing; palm trees and fire extinguishers are alike all over the world. I love the undifferentiated universality of objects which make me able to draw from what I have seen and have viewers engage with the visual clues that I want them to notice. The paintings depict the internal conflicts of my modern and humorous anti-heroes, revealing the appetite for a spectacle, love for the superficial, tender loneliness,
and an ever-going need to be seen”.




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