Kathryn Andrews 新個展大玩視覺反差|PLAY WITH VISUAL CONTRADICTION OF POP ART AND MINIMALISM

香港 Simon Lee Gallery 有幸呈獻駐洛杉磯藝術家Kathryn Andrews首個亞洲個展。展覽將展出一系列全新掛牆雕塑。Andrews探問普普藝術和簡約主義之間的視覺反差,結合兩種運動的歷史語言,創出無論在視覺上,還是在概念上均同樣豐富的玩味組合。

Andrews作品引用不同文化歷史元素,同時用上五花八門的物質處理。她常抽取歷史中的美學標準加以混合,旨在詰問觀看藝術品所接收的價值。展覽陳列的,是從流行和商業文化中抽取的尋常事物,如魔法幸運球Magic8-Ball、Hershey朱古力、棒棒糖、糖果和鮮花,以拋光、精製的成品,呈現誇大的影像,顛覆對商品價值的設想。這些平庸、俗氣的物件,對比下透現出普普藝術的幽靈,卻被同樣顯眼的抽象鏡影打斷,鏡子取材自簡約主義和60年代加州對表面處理痴迷的參考。作品促使觀者回應成品的描述,伴隨的還有幻覺論和其撩人的物質性和「物體屬性」。Andrews邀請大家思考藝術家的影響力歸於何處,同時打開了一個可能性:作品在被認出以前,可能已被看見。

Simon Lee Gallery is pleased to announce the first solo exhibition in Asia by Los Angeles-based artist Kathryn Andrews. Presenting a new series of wall-based sculptures and one floor-based work, Andrews probes the visual contradictions of Pop Art and Minimalism, marrying the historical languages of the two movements into playful combinations that are both optically and conceptually rich.

Andrews is an aesthetic flaneur of sorts, employing references to different cultural histories while using a wide variety of material processes in her work. She frequently samples and remixes historical aesthetics in order to question received values of seeing. On view, commonplace objects are drawn from popular and commercial culture, such as the Magic 8-Ball, a Hershey’s chocolate bar, lollipops, candies and flowers, appear as larger-than-life imagery in highly polished and meticulously-produced pieces that upend assumptions about commodity value. The specter of Pop Art channelled vis-à-vis these banal and kitsch objects, is interrupted by equally dominant abstract mirror forms that strongly reference Minimalism and California’s Finish Fetish movement of the 1960s. Viewers are prompted to respond to the works’ representation and attendant illusionism alongside their seductive materiality and ‘thingness’. Andrews invites us to consider where the artist’s influence resides, while opening up the possibility that a work might be seen before it is recognized.

Kathryn Andrews Solo Exhibition
Date:
2018.9.24 – 1026
Time:
Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 – 18:00
Venue:
Simon Lee Gallery
中環畢打街12號畢打行3樓304窒
304, 3/F The Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central

Source: Simon Lee Gallery

 

 

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