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There Are Stones Below
by Gallery Exit
Location: Gallery Exit
Artist(s): YANG Xinguang
Date: 28 May - 2 Jul 2011

Gallery EXIT is pleased to present There Are Stones Below, a solo exhibition of Yang Xinguang from May 28 to July 2, 2011. Born in 1980 in Hunan, Yang graduated from the sculpture department of Central Academy of Fine Art and currently resides in Beijing. As a well-received emerging artist, his practice focuses on the transformation and reexamination of stone, wood and other such common natural media. This exhibition will include his works from 2009 to 2011, much of which emerges from materials reclaimed by the artist himself, including tree branches, wooden frames, pieces of rock and so on.

In Leaf 2, a pierced leaf on a sharpened branch blurs the threshold between deliberate and coincidental. Sheet of Wood is made by meticulous shaving back of a wood board to highlight the knots on its surface. There Are Some Stones Below, from which this exhibition is named after, is a plane of wire trees balanced on three rocks. Within these works Yang researches the challenging balance between the philosophical forms of the medium and the habituated lifestyles of the modern man; the texture and innate physical properties of these objects make evident the restrained attributes immanent to their existence through a language of form intended to express its own unadorned intensities.

Opening Reception: Friday, 28 May 2011, 5 - 8 pm
The artist will be present at the opening reception.

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