The Stallery and L’Epicerie Fine HK are pleased to present an exhibition of new artworks by the Hong Kong-based artist Ernest Chang at The Stallery WCH. Titled “Bling Dynasty,” the exhibition will feature a series of new works created using techniques drawn from Western and Chinese art and handicraft traditions, including silkscreen prints on plexiglass, resin and bronze sculptures, as well as traditional embroidery and calligraphy.
In Chang’s new works, instantly recognizable images from global pop and consumer culture—including characters from South Park, Rick and Morty, and Family Guy—are figured as central motifs within compositions that recall traditional Chinese artistic mediums, techniques and iconography.
The resulting visual juxtaposition offers a tongue-in-cheek commentary on the dominating influence of Chinese consumer power on the global marketplace. By quoting and referencing imagery from both art history and pop culture, Chang invited viewers to question the hyper-consumption of everything from “high art” to “low art” within contemporary society through this visual paradox.
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