Lisson Gallery

Ryan Gander: I see you're making progress

Shanghai, 19 May – 31 August 2019

Ryan Gander: I see you're making progress

Opening Reception: Saturday 18 May, 4–7pm

Following a successful exhibition, ‘Human/Non Human/Broken/Non Broken,’ at collector David Chau’s Cc Foundation in 2017, this is Ryan Gander’s second solo show in Shanghai and features work in a variety of media, from time-based animation and a holographic piece, to free-standing sculptures and portrait paintings created since 2016. The exhibition’s title ‘I see you’re making progress’ reflects Gander’s constantly evolving practice and career trajectory, while the works also display this evolutionary process – from the confines of the artist’s mind and studio, towards the boundless possibilities to learn and develop from the outside world.

A new work from 2019, View from the studio window (8th November 2017), depicts a hazy view of the world outside his workspace as it transitions from day to night throughout a 24-hour cycle. The animated screens behind the frosted glass approximate the exact light conditions and changing weather of that time and place – not to mention the gently swaying silhouettes of trees and the shadow of a chain link fence – all now transposed, seemingly impossibly, to an interior-facing gallery wall in Shanghai. Another windowpane appears in this show, this time one that has been white-washed and smashed, obscuring a hidden artwork never to be revealed, while also creating a new visceral abstract composition through the use of haphazard duct-taping. 

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2/F, 27 Huqiu Road

Opening Times:
Tuesday – Saturday: 11:00am – 6:00pm

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