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M97 Gallery
2013.09.07 Sat - 2013.10.13 Sun
Opening Exhibition
09/07/2013 16:00
363 Changping Road 2nd Floor, Shanghai 上海市昌平路363号2楼
+86 (21) 6266.1597
Opening Hours
Tuesday-Sunday 11am-6pm
Steven Harris

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[Press Release]

Press Release

M97 Gallery is pleased to present “ENDLESS SUMMER”, an exhibition of 24 new photographic works by artist HUANG XIAOLIANG (b. 1985). The exhibition will be on view from September 7 to October 13, 2013 and there will be an opening reception for the artist on Saturday Sept. 7th from 4:00 to 6:00. This is the artist’s second solo exhibition at M97.

Multi-layered photographs of outdoor, warm wea-ther revelry, His latest body of work explores the artist’s interpretation of the essence of summer. Universal themes like water and lush, life-filled nature abound in these scenes, as well as children in wondrous contemplation of nature. Artist’s unique photographic technique creates a cinematic, dream-like quality of the subconscious, or magical realism. A truck brimming with fish jumping before a wide-eyed child, the wonder of observing the flight of a dragonfly, the sense of anticipation of a swimmer about to dive, a lovers’ passionate kiss among water lilies – all remind us of the beauty of youth and carefree days. Huang’s newest photographs are an ode to simple celebration and the ordinary plea-sures of life during the summer season, an exhor-tation to appreciate the small things that give meaning to life.

Huang Xiaoliang, “Drifting,” 2012, 50cm x 50cm,Edition of 8, Pigment print on fiber paper
黄晓亮,《轻飘不静》,2012,50 x 50厘米,8版,纤维纸打印

Huang Xiaoliang creates magical black and white worlds out of projected shadows and layered images. By studying the most fundamental ele-ments of photography – light and shadow – and following the ancient tradition of Chinese shadow puppetry, Huang stretches the boundaries of pho-tographic representation in a masterful display of pre-production skills. His finished scenes are full of nostalgia for the loss of innocence and the simpli-city of childhood.

Huang Xiaoliang, “Awaiting The Wind,” 2012, 50cm x 50cm, Edition of 8,Pigment print on fiber paper
黄晓亮,《等风》,2012,50 x 50厘米,8版,纤维纸印刷

Huang Xiaoliang, “Kiss,” 2012, 60cm x 90cm, Edition of 8,Pigment print on fiber paper
黄晓亮,《吻》,2012,60 x 90厘米,8版,纤维纸印刷