Evidience of Existence – Xiang Yang Solo Exhibition

Evidience of Existence – Xiang Yang Solo Exhibition

Joyce Gallery, Beijing


Evidience of Existence – Xiang Yang Solo Exhibition

YEAR: 2013

LOCATION: JOYCE Gallery, Beijing

ORGANIZOR: 3812 Cap, Hong Kong

EXHIBITED WORKS: Dust In Evolution - 3 Panels, Dust In Evolution #3, A Solitary Temple Amid Clearing Peaks

The work A Solitary Temple Amid Clearing Peaks represents a space extended from flat images. It connotes the Buddhist concept of “Samara,” a continuum of ever transmigrating and transfiguration being. The thread, when moving from the surface into an empty space, changes its character entirely. On the surface of one side of the framed screen, it is part of a famous Chinese landscape painting. As it traverses the inner space of the frame, it becomes part of a three-dimensional sculpture. But the object often revert to its beginning state upon being returned to its original space, just as the thread becomes once again part of the painting once it reaches screen. The existent (the painting) and the illusive (the abstract body), in my view, are but two states of one realm.

In Dust In Evolution, numerous silhouettes of people selected from news photographs are carved out from the wall. Below each floating figure, the carved-off scraps are carefully collected and kept in a small plastic bag. Each figure becomes a visual narrative of his own, and each has a story which is up to the viewer to discern. Whether the depicted person is in present or has gone, the social traces left by that person are remained in the world and existed as another state of being. The endless cycles of different states of being then comprise the life in the boundless universe.


Click here to view more information from 3812 Cap.