Hew Locke in Collective Exhibition “Microcosm/Macrocosm”


The ever-prolific Hew Locke has a few pieces in the group show “Microcosm/Macrocosm” at Pearl Lam Galleries Hong Kong SOHO, located at Shop No. 1 G/F and 1/F, SOHO 189, 189 Queen’s Road West, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. The exhibition runs from January 20 to March 3, 2017.

Description: Pearl Lam Galleries is pleased to present MICROCOSM/MACROCOSM, a group exhibition featuring works by five leading contemporary artists: Du Zhenjun, Sayaka Ishizuka, Li Tianbing, Hew Locke, and Ren Ri. Defined by ancient Greek philosophers, microcosm and macrocosm are two aspects of a theory used to describe the similarity and relations between human beings and the universe. Each exhibiting artist encapsulates an imaginary universe from macroscopic and microscopic perspectives in their unique methodologies and mediums.

On Hew Locke’s work (see above): Collage and assemblage are characteristics of Hew Locke’s wide-ranging practice. Locke delves deeply into the history behind the objects he uses in his art. Unifying this knowledge with his creative vision, Locke creates pieces that stand at a crossroads of cultures, mediums, and historic references. By incorporating found objects such as toys and cheap jewelry, and combining them with certificates and photographs, Locke examines issues of power and identity, and the way that memory is connected with these constructed concepts.

[The piece shown above is “Société d’Exploitations Minières de l’Oubangui 1,” 2014, Acrylic on found share certificates (certificate original from 1928).]

For more information, see http://en.cafa.com.cn/pearl-lam-galleries-presents-microcosmmacrocosm-in-hong-kong.html

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