Amelia Johnson Contemporary is delighted to announce Larry Yung’s fifth solo exhibition in Hong Kong. For the past four years, Yung has been researching and applying the art of filmmaking to create an installation project that incorporates film, painting and audio elements. In “The Visit", Yung continues to examine Chinese-Western culture and its impact on contemporary lives with a deeply personal survey of particular moments from the past. Many of the images are taken from old photographs found in albums belonging to the artist’s father.
Yung uses painting to examine the lives and unravel the stories of his family members and create narratives for the unknown faces found in the photos. Using painting, mixed media and accessible consumer sound and video devices, the artist manipulates the context of the photographs to create entirely new, thought-provoking narratives. Presented alongside the works on canvas are two short films. The first film, “4:15”, explores the notion of dreams by combining music and edited footage from found home movies. The artist’s titular film, “The Visit” is the culmination of four years of personal reflection. It is an intensely personal documentary piece examining the past relationship of the artist’s parents and the impact of their separation.
:ABOUT LARRY YUNG
Larry YUNG is a contemporary Chinese American artist raised in San Francisco from the age of six. Throughout his career, Yung has held numerous sellout exhibitions in New York, San Francisco, Sweden, Amsterdam and Hong Kong. As well as countless group shows, Yung has produced commissions for Nordstrom, Proctor and Gamble, Pierre Cardin and China Max Cafe and his work can be found in private collections of Marvel Comics, Esquire Magazine and Bill Gate’s Microsoft Collection. Yung’s work has also been featured in museum exhibitions including the Alternative Museum in New York City, The Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, Berkeley Art Center and the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. Most recently, he was selected and published in the Microsoft Art Collection’s 25th Anniversary catalogue.