Hanison LAU Hok Shing: Say Hello to Hello 劉學成《向你好說你好》
Hanison LAU Hok Shing
Say Hello to Hello
8 August – 6 September 2014
Gallery EXIT brings the curtain down on the summer exhibition series with Hanison LAU Hok Shing’s Say Hello to Hello, the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery.
The exhibition anchors in the idea of distant proximity - space is not only conceived as an absolute unit of measure, but also the result of cultural, social, interpersonal and temporal tensions. Under this “relational unit of measure” of space, the exhibition Say Hello to Hello explores the sophisticated geography of proximity and distance. By creating spatial paradoxes through artistic means, LAU engenders a sleek aesthetic experience of distance and proximity.
Working about the gallery space is Hanison LAU Hok Shing’s Say Hello to Hello. Between familiar and unfamiliar aesthetics, tangible and visual experiences, Say Hello to Hello delves the nature of psychological distance emerged between art and audience. Through a deliberate spatial composition of objects, sculptures and installations, LAU creates a tailor-made experience resembling much of the varied cinematic effects such as “long shots”, “close-ups” and “extreme close-ups”. Throughout the show, the informal and unobtrusive composition of each work is juxtaposed with a sense of spontaneity and directness. The textural contrast and compelling visual effect exuded from styled images also devise a sense of otherworldliness.