03 May - 16 May 2023
Yrellag Gallery is proud to present "Absolute Normal," a solo exhibition of photography by Novelle Wa. The exhibition invites viewers to explore the phenomenon of "Absolute Normal" in our mundane lives, reflecting on the absurdity and repetition of our daily routines and how our sense of self can become lost in the process.
Through Wa's photographs, viewers are invited to witness the daily life of a couple in a long-term relationship, from their typical morning routine to their detached nighttime activities. The series highlights the monotony and detachment that pervades their lives, resulting in an inevitable sense of emotional numbness. The couple is portrayed as being trapped in a repetitive cycle of daily routines, work, and the same familiar faces, almost as if they are watching themselves perform as actors in a play, enacting a script that has been predetermined for them.
In addition, the series portrays a woman who, amidst a group's laughter and chatter, experiences anxiety and awkwardness, feeling completely out of place. The artwork highlights the inner struggle and anxiety experienced by introverts in a society dominated by extroverts, while also provoking thoughts on the authenticity of social relationships.
"Absolute Normal" opens on Friday, May 5, 2023, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, with the artist in attendance. The exhibition will run until May 16, 2023. Novelle Wa's photographs offer a thought-provoking reflection on the routines and rituals that shape our daily lives, prompting viewers to consider the ways in which we can break free from the cycle and reclaim our sense of self. We invite you to join us for this captivating exhibition and experience the power of photography to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. Light refreshments will be served at the opening reception.
Yrellag Gallery 榮幸呈獻Novelle Wa 個展 --「絕對日常」，「絕對日常」是關於日常生活中的荒謬和重複，在其過程迷失自我的視覺映照。這一系列照片描繪一對處於長期戀愛關係的情侶及其日常生活。從日間至晚間各自分離的活動，單調與 疏離感瀰漫於他們之間。困在循環的日常事務、反覆的工作和重複的面孔之中，結果他們產生了必然的情感麻木。他們的處境就像在演出預先編排好的劇本，也像個抽離現實的觀察者，觀望著自己在這一齣戲劇中扮演的角色。