Hong Kong, 23 November 2014 - 23 January 2015
Simon Lee Gallery Hong Kong is pleased to announce an exhibition of new works by celebrated American artist Sherrie Levine. Since the late 1970s, Sherrie Levine has re-contextualized images and objects in explorations that span a wide array of mediums, including photography, painting and sculpture. Levine centres much of her practice on the appropriation and transformation of modern masterworks, in an explicit examination of the primacy of authorship, originality and cultural legacies. Levine’s installations also emphasize the powerfully seductive, tactile nature of the art, and the complex layers of reference and meaning that unfold between the ostensible sources and Levine’s own work. Examining the relationship between repetition and chance, the erotic and the banal, the handmade and the mass produced, Levine employs complex mechanisms, ranging from drawing from reproduction, creation of a work only imagined in its original incarnation, to direct casting of a sculptural source. Deepening her investigation of...