Hong Kong 23 January - 23 March 2013
Simon Lee Gallery Hong Kong is proud to present an exhibition of new works by the renowned London-based, Portuguese artist João Penalva. Penalva is best known for producing both large-scale, atmospheric installations and intimate, often obscure artworks. Weaving together a complex web that addresses the relationship between image, sound, and language, his practice draws attention to narrative modes and to the mechanisms involved in perception and interpretation. Through the use of photography, film, sculpture, projection, painting, sound and found material, Penalva persistently plays with ideas of memory, clichés, and the everyday, ‘making us see and think about that which we usually take for granted and which we neither see nor think about’. For his first solo exhibition at Simon Lee Gallery Hong Kong, the artist will present a selection of new works from Looking Up in Osaka, a series comprising of over 300 photographs of utility poles and cables taken...