Trevor YEUNG: That Dog at That Party 楊沛鏗《該聚會裡的那隻狗》
That Dog at That Party
8 August – 6 September 2014
Gallery EXIT brings the curtain down on the summer exhibition series with Trevor YEUNG’s That Dog at That Party - 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 That Dog at That Party explores the sophisticated geography of proximity and distance. By creating spatial paradoxes through artistic means, YEUNG engenders a sleek aesthetic experience of distance and proximity.
In Trevor YEUNG’s That Dog at That Party - often highly emotionally coloured and meanwhile tinged with a peculiar touch - this tension is translated into a personal relation. Through a leap of linguistic manoeuvre, the artist creates an environment in which organic and inorganic entities all convene for an imaginary “tango dance”. In the midst of visual unreality and tactile encounters, like dancing tango, each work draws audience near while at the same instance parachutes him to the ocean floor. Caging inside this moment of double-detachment, That Dog at That Party revolutionises our ordinary and habitual way of looking at things, unveiling an unexpected perspective from the reverse as a surprising revelation.