6 – 20 January 2012
Gallery EXIT presents "circuit", a group exhibition of works by Szelit Cheung, Hsu Yinling, Ko Sin Tung, Moling Tsui, Gladys Wu and Trevor Yeung. At a time of the year when hopes and aspirations are supposedly abundant, this exhibition examines the cycle of volition. The selection of works connect to suggest a paradigm of desire and reality mediated by fantasy.
‘Posters’, an oil painting series by Szelit Cheung, depicts vague recollections of domestic interiors. At the induction of capitalism in the late 1980s China, popular posters that adorned the walls were typically of dream homes and landscapes in the unspecified “West”. Through his mental images, Cheung explores these propagated goals of the quintessential lifestyle. Hsu Yinling continues to make social observations and comments on the demise of the good life. In ‘Lonely Planet’, Hsu paints the scene of a redundant play area in her characteristically delirious approach. ‘Refresh’ by Ko Sin Tung is part of an ink on canvas series that looks at familiar places in virtual spaces. With references to street-view technology, the drawing features wished-for tools and actions confined to the binary world. Moling Tsui extends her survey on urban architecture into signages around the city. Through the new set of paintings, the artist probes into typography and symbols in our culture of commodity. Watercolour works by Gladys Wu portray face-less figures looking, longing and waiting. ‘Patience Practice’, an evolving project on personal neuroses by Trevor Yeung, is further developed in ‘Cup’. A nexus of etched lines traces a lip-mark on the brim of a glass.