Hsu Ting Solo Exhibition
2021.10.16 - 2021.11.20
2021.10.16 - 2021.11.20
Project Fulfill Art Space is pleased to present up and coming artist Hsu Ting’s solo exhibition Vista, opening in October 2021. The artist will showcase her new photographic installations, drawing on concepts of time and distance to express living in a metropolitan environment.
The inspiration for the exhibition concept stems from Hsu Ting’s time as artist in residence in the countryside of Madou District, Tainan. During this time Hsu deeply felt her own reliance on an urban lifestyle. When she returned to Taipei, she began to create a series of works based on life in the city. Compared to the wide-open expanse of the countryside, in a crowded city, it is almost impossible for a person to aim their line of sight at a far distance, being constantly disrupted by towering architecture, it seems that the farthest view that can be seen in the city is looking upward towards the sky.
“If you think of my entire creative process as taking a photo, within my art practice, I always seem to be focusing on a place that has not yet arrived.”
Hsu places emphasis on the characteristics of the space as one of the creative elements in her work, allowing a connection to the surrounding environment. Her distinctive quality of focusing on the corners, the view at the end of a pathway, or the first impression when entering a space. These features are termed as ‘vista’ in feng shui, as if an interior view is expanded into a landscape.
As the visitor enters the exhibition space, they will first see the work Vista – 2, which is also used as the design on the exhibition flyer, where the image is formed into two circles mimicking binoculars, evoking an invitation to peer into a distant scene. Entering further into the exhibition, the space opens to an abstract composition of Hsu’s photographic imagery set against carefully crafted architectural walls. A soft curve and a sharp corner painted with a smoke-colored monochrome gradient leads your eye across the entire gallery space. Hsu incorporates the gallery’s central pillar to create a split-screen like effect, a sense of two distances both near and far. Two circles of light placed at opposite ends of the space echoes the two circles on the flyer design – creating a layered motif that provokes the imagination of looking, light, object and space.