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Past Exhibitions

Enduring Reality Part 1

Katie Ho (HK)

6 - 22 January  2017

Enduring Reality Part 1 is the first of three linked exhibitions exploring the interface between interior and exterior experience.

“The longer and more carefully we look at a funny story, the sadder it becomes.”

Nikolai Gogol

 

Humour contains happiness and sadness at the same time. Just like life. If this world seems increasingly full of disappointments and chaos, humour is vital, giving us the capacity to face our cares. So Katie Ho's work has a sense of humour not to deflect from reality but as a strategy to face it. She started this series in the sweltering heat of Hong Kong summer, 2016. Sweet treats become messy and remembered pleasures share space with an increasing sense of the world becoming a less safe place to be. 

The distance between you and the sun, 2017
acrylic paint on wood, 100 cm diameter
Gutter Park (partial view), 2017
acrylic on wood, photograph, dimensions variable
You are melting, 2016
acrylic on wood, dimensions variable
We are melting, 2016
acrylic on wood, dimensions variable
Whoever...melt, 2016
acrylic on wood, dimensions variable
Chicken Quartet, 2017
acrylic on found objects, dimensions variable
Gutter Park (partial view), 2016
acrylic on wood, photograph, dimensions variable