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Scaffolds of Meaning / 懒音

Mine Project is pleased to present Scaffolds of Meaning / 懒音 curated by Robin Peckham. Comprised of a diverse group of works from 9 international artists, this exhibition brings together two broad threads woven into and through one another to examine body as a studio and explore collage as an embodied process.

Slouching into a metropolitan biomechanical aesthetics, Thread A brings together Taeyoon Kim (Seoul), Leelee Chan (Hong Kong), Nik Kosmas (Shanghai), and Andrew Luk (Hong Kong). They reconfigure readymade forms into elemental architectonic compositions, sculpturally and through digital media.

Taeyoon Kim draws from video recordings of mundane moments and quotidien movements that mark the embodied passing of time, sometimes along with always-on internet video streams and live closed-circuit surveillance camera feeds, to collage abstracted moving images into painterly compositions onto LED panels that produce sculptural space on two levels, through image and hardware. Leelee Chan creates intimate psychological forms by reconfiguring unmemorable industrial objects and incongruous materials into new living entities with their own internal logic, here constructing a new spinal architecture for the body of the gallery that reflects Hong Kong’s extreme urban environment. Andrew Luk plays with volumes and absence through practices of additive layering and alchemical subtraction, creating new biological topographies that persist through urban space. Nik Kosmas works in light industrial mandalas to produce alignment in various coordinates spiritual, emotional, and gravitational; in its subtleties a gesture can be transformed, from healing to harm to pleasure.

In Thread B, Wang Xiaoqu (Beijing), Itsuki Kaito (Tokyo), Chiba Masaya (Tokyo), Park Kyung Ryul (Seoul), and Gong Bin (Beijing) engage painting and its processes to build structures for transition and resonance, call-backs to gesture and production.

Wang Xiaoqu calls into being bodies that seem alienated from their human aspects and objects that are endowed with personalities, bringing the two together in warm embraces of twisted flesh and inorganic matter. Itsuki Kaito speaks in symbols and mythologies that play out upon the canvas like so many tattoos on skin, careening between the primal and the constrained, embracing the instinctive nature of the ties that bind. Gong Bin inhabits ecologies of tall tales in which shades of pigment reflect not only shades of meaning but also dimensions of being. Chiba Masaya constructs in his studio universes in miniature, narratives of confusion and redemption in which each and every actor is some rescued, rebuilt, rehashed assemblage, and then documents this process through both painting and video, variations on a theme. Park Kyung Ryul treats her paintings and ceramics alike as brushstrokes or constitutive elements in a broader painting, approaching the exhibition space as a canvas and using her existing art objects to compose a new meaning within it.

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Artist

Various Artists

Date

Jul 25 - Aug 17, 2019

Contact

Emerald Mou: emerald@mine-project.com >

Photos

Installation view of Scaffolds of Meaning / 懒音

Mine Project, Hong Kong

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Installation view of Scaffolds of Meaning / 懒音

Mine Project, Hong Kong

Artworks

Andrew Luk > <

Horizon Scan No.15

Untitled Écorché

Untitled Écorché

Untitled Écorché

Gong Bin > <

Tree and Sunset

Tulips by the Windowside

Cliff

Dialogue

Shrubbery D

Sunset behind a nameless mountain

Itsuki Kaito > <

Amazones selection (How to be them)

Tight intelligence(YBG)

Chimera(Two options)

Tight intelligence (knife-bird looking)

Tight intelligence (3 in 1)

Leelee Chan > <

Spine

Masaya Chiba > <

Study for Let’s have an adventure#3 No.1

Vomiting Head

Nik Kosmas > <

Gravity Spine Sexy Learning

Park Kyung Ryul > <

Man in crisis

Mechanical love

My multiple angel

Not titled yet

Pretty face

Revolving figure

Spaced-out person

Super star

Thank you

Taeyoon Kim > <

Drifters (version 1.03)

Wang Xiaoqu > <

Warmth

Devotion

Wish

Andrew Luk > <

Horizon Scan No.15

Untitled Écorché

Untitled Écorché

Untitled Écorché

Gong Bin > <

Tree and Sunset

Tulips by the Windowside

Cliff

Dialogue

Shrubbery D

Sunset behind a nameless mountain

Itsuki Kaito > <

Amazones selection (How to be them)

Tight intelligence(YBG)

Chimera(Two options)

Tight intelligence (knife-bird looking)

Tight intelligence (3 in 1)

Leelee Chan > <

Spine

Masaya Chiba > <

Study for Let’s have an adventure#3 No.1

Vomiting Head

Nik Kosmas > <

Gravity Spine Sexy Learning

Park Kyung Ryul > <

Man in crisis

Mechanical love

My multiple angel

Not titled yet

Pretty face

Revolving figure

Spaced-out person

Super star

Thank you

Taeyoon Kim > <

Drifters (version 1.03)

Wang Xiaoqu > <

Warmth

Devotion

Wish

Artists

Gong Bin

Beijing

Leelee Chan

Hong Kong

Nik Kosmas

Minneapolis

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