Lisson Gallery Presents Pop-up Exhibition at ArtBay, Shenzhen, China
5 October 2022
Lisson Gallery is pleased to present pop-up exhibition “Variation” in collaboration with ArtBay. Located in the Greater Bay Area, China, ArtBay is a platform dedicated to multicultural exchange in the arts field. The exhibition continues to extend the gallery’s global programme to southern China, featuring works by artists such as Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg, Rodney Graham, Christopher Le Brun and Tatuso Miyajima, all of whom presented solo exhibitions across Lisson’s spaces in 2022. The line-up also includes Tony Cragg, Ryan Gander, Shirazeh Houshiary, Anish Kapoor, Liu Xiaodong and Jason Martin.
In the two-storey space, greeting visitors is a sculpture titled Lime and Apple Mix to Brandy Red (2017) by Anish Kapoor, who is currently presenting the inaugural exhibition at the new Lisson Gallery Beijing. In dialogue with this gradient mirror is a selection of paintings, including a large-scale single digit oil on canvas by Tatsuo Miyajima; and diptych Barque (2019) by Christopher Le Brun, whose recent comprehensive solo exhibition in the London gallery showcased the development of modular compositions from singular pieces through to large and highly complex canvases; and a vibrant oil on aluminium by Jason Martin whose twelfth solo exhibition with Lisson Gallery is currently on view at New York.
On the second floor of the space, Rodney Graham debuts a new painting in Shenzhen. Through layering and superimposition, Graham achieves the painterly equivalent of an all-over Cubism in the work, with the introduction of quasi-recognisable objects or symbols – here, a keyboard – simultaneously flattening and adding realistic depth to the compositions. Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg’s floral sculpture and Ryan Gander’s assembled mirrors are mounted on the opposite wall.
The presentation also highlights Liu Xiaodong’s monumental painting The Fire of 1841 (2012), where the artist attempts to depict the enormous historical, industrial and economic changes the city had underwent; Tony Cragg’s sculpture stacked with numerous turquoise layers, which speaks to Cragg’s early experiences working in a chemistry laboratory after his graduation in the late 1960s; as well as Shirazeh Houshiary’s intricate pink painting Only a Flicker (2012).
Date: On view now until 6 November 2022
Venue: ArtBay, F1-101C, South District of OCT-LOFT, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, P.R.C
Advance appointments for visits to the exhibition are required. Please follow ArtBay on WeChat to schedule your visit.