SO Yuk Cheung
2 January - 28 January 2024
Meet with the artist
19 & 26 January
Yrellag Gallery is proud to present Hong Kong artist SO Yuk Cheung solo exhibition “Uncomfortable Space”. Objects that seem familiar at first glance yet reappeared in the different formation. Losing their original properties but forming a different interaction with the space.
Inside the “Uncomfortable Space”, SO Yuk Cheung has built a ramp inside the gallery. "The Black rainstorm and flooding in last September left a deep impression on me. I really want to respond to that experience with a whole scenario, filled with anxiety."
He explained that, except producing the smoothened cement and the shimmering steel bars, as well as the thickly painted wooden floors, he was only immersed in the process of sanding and polishing with a sense of frustration. In the end, there was also an attitude of compromise when facing irresistible forces.
“After Flooding” is a three-dimensional work installed on the wall, which a locker was disassembled and filled with its own planks. The way of self-disintegration reflects the fact that objects lost their preserving function.
“Glimmer over Head” is placed on the ceiling cross beam. It is originated from the observation of exposed steel bars after concrete spalling. Smoothening the unevenness of concrete and removing the rust of iron branches, a sign of warning is hidden with visual dangerous eliminated. Making everything seems to be fine.
The exhibition opening will be held on Sunday, 7 January 2024 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and will be on view from 2 January 2024 until 28 January 2024. The artist will be present during the opening.
Yrellag Gallery 榮幸呈獻香港藝術家蘇鈺翔個展《不舒適空間》，驟看熟悉的物件，卻以不同的面貌重 現，失卻原來的特質，以另一種方式與所在的空間形成互動。
本展將於 2024 年 1 月 7 日（星期日）下午 5 時至晚上 7 時舉行開幕酒會，屆時藝術家將親臨現場，展期由 2024 年 1月 2 日至2024 年 1 月 28 日。