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Simon Lee Gallery Presents: 'Sky, Rocks & Digits'

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Simon Lee Gallery Presents: 'Sky, Rocks & Digits'
Installation view, Image courtesy of Simon Lee Gallery

From now until 9 January 2021, Simon Lee Gallery are showcasing works by Berlin-based artists Angela Bulloch and Josephine Pryde in their latest exhibition 'Sky, Rocks & Digits' in Hong Kong. These renowned artists explore the historic and ongoing significance of technological mediation - what it produces, enables, or prohibits in our bodies and existence. From installations and sculptures to photography, their works seamlessly artistically convey the human condition, the prevalence of technology, and its mediating role in the contemporary world. 

'Night Sky Blue Jupiter & Saturn in Capricorn', Angela Bulloch, Image courtesy of Simon Lee Gallery

Installation view, Image courtesy of Simon Lee Gallery 

The word 'digits' in the exhibition title serves as a point of entry to Angela's central theme of her artistic practice: the use of technology to navigate the world, from the macrocosm of the universe to the microcosm of the artist's fingertips. Her works explore the motif of reality and the virtual, and how the subject matter in her artworks are fundamentally inaccessible without the aid of advanced technologies. In her cosmic 'Night Sky Blue Jupiter & Saturn in Capricorn' works, Angela recreates constellations observed from different perspectives within the universe. She continues the explore the realms of the real and virtual in her 'Never Ending with iPad' sculpture, which was designed using 3D imaging and topped with a tablet installed with a video game. 

'Never Ending with iPad', Angela Bulloch, Image courtesy of Simon Lee Gallery

'Working Manicure', Angela Bulloch, Image courtesy of Simon Lee Gallery 

For Josephine Pryde, her photographic works consist of a series of manicured women's that hands tap at touch-sensitive or tactile objects, such as phones and tablets. She artistically confronts the stock photography aesthetic by reworking images and addressing the conditions of their display. She deliberately excludes the model's head in the images, drawing focus to the sense of intimacy between the hands and the surfaces they touch. She also features brightly coloured nail varnish to highlight the point of contact between hand and object. Josephine's intimate works harmoniously coincide with Angela's 'Working Manicure', becoming a performative intervention. 

'Gifts For Me', Josephine Pryde, Image courtesy of Simon Lee Gallery

Installation view, Image courtesy of Simon Lee Gallery

About the Gallery

Founded in London in 2002, Simon Lee Gallery represents artists of diverse generations whose practices explore a wide range of media, from sculpture and painting to video and photography, and who share a broad interest in an exploration of the conceptual. Aiming to provide a significant international audience for its artists, the gallery also regularly punctuates its programme with historical exhibitions and curated group shows, which present shifts in contemporary art practice and thought, whilst broadening the dialogue with artists outside of the gallery’s core programme. In addition to its UK activity, in 2012 the gallery opened a space in Hong Kong, which introduced its artists to a wider public in Asia, with a fully independent programme. In 2014, Simon Lee Gallery opened an office and private viewing space in New York. In 2017, this space was re-launched with a year-round programme of exhibitions and events, showcasing the work of emerging and established artists in dynamic group and solo exhibitions.

 

Exhibition Dates: 6 November - 9 January 2021
Address: 304, 3/F The Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong
Opening Times: Tuesday - Saturday, 11am - 7pm

 



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