Edwin Lo: 'Traces & Scenes'


Featuring a body of new works by Hong Kong artist Edwin Lo, Traces and Scenes – Homage to Akio Suzuki is the artist’s first solo exhibition in the US. Organized as a multimedia three-part essay, the exhibition presents how Lo retraces the memories of his encounters with the Japanese artist Akio Suzuki, condensing their influences, to gradually culminate into a new sonic performance practice that embraces uncertainty through intervention with a site. Inspired by the simplicity, energy and sensitivity of Suzuki’s art, Lo pays homage to him and extends his exploration into a performative installation with the subjects of seascape, memory and sonic experience, directly engaging with the audience and the open environment. With video documentations, text and sonic installation and a performative sound piece by the artist at the opening event, the exhibition takes the audience along Lo’s transformative journey across oceans and lands, hopping between the islands of Lamma and Ap Lei Chau in Hong Kong and Amino in Japan—Suzuki’s hometown— finally arriving at the gallery in Chicago.

Presented by soundpocket & curated by Solomon Yu.

 

Opening Reception

Friday, July 8, 2016, 6-9pm

Live performance by the artist at 7pm

 

Artist & Curator Presentation

Saturday, July 9, 2016, 3-5pm

 

Gallery Hours

07.08-08.14.16
Saturdays & Sundays, 1–5pm
Mondays during OPTION, beginning at 7pm

or email info@ess.org to schedule an appointment