Phillip Lai

26 March 2018 to 5 May 2018
Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong
Sixth Floor, 33 Des Voeux Road Central
Hong Kong
Hong Kong SAR China

No definite positions are taken at Phillip Lai’s ‘In The Half Life’. While the objects on display seem familiar – a stack of dirt-smeared wash basins, hollowed-out cylinders, light bulbs fastened to the bottom of a shelf – all of them appear stuck between functions, as if on the cusp of transfiguration, but not quite. A poetic touch is juxtaposed with a sense of the absurd; viewers straining for meaning will find themselves at a dead end. Rather than force the works to give themselves up to be read, Lai creates room for a heightened sense of awareness of the way we define ourselves in relation to our surroundings. Ironically, this state of unease and inbetweenness strikes a chord in our anxious times.

- Christie Lee

Location
Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong
Sixth Floor, 33 Des Voeux Road Central
Hong Kong
Hong Kong SAR China

Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong


Sixth Floor, 33 Des Voeux Road Central
Hong Kong
Hong Kong SAR China