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ADOU LEAVES OF GRASS
Through 5 Apr 2015

阿斗 草叶集
日到4月5日

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>> Adou Interview by Photofans Jan. 27, 2015 阿斗接受Photofans摄影网专访, 2015年1月27日

M97 Gallery is pleased to present “LEAVES OF GRASS”, an exhibition of new silver gelatin photographs by Chengdu-based artist Adou. This is Adou’s second solo exhibition at M97. There will be a reception for the artist on Saturday January 24th from 4-6PM.

In this new body of works, Adou invites the viewer to look at the unimpressive natural world just below our feet. Titled after the famous poetry collection by Walt Whitman, Adou’s “Leaves of Grass” is a lyrical exaltation and reordering of the natural world from discarded scraps and chaos. Part painting and part collage, the natural elements are carefully composed by the artist with allusions to Chinese traditional ink painting and calligraphy.

“Leaves of Grass” reflects an evolution in the artist’s oeuvre away from the human subject with respect to his two previous main bodies of work: “Samalada” (2006) and “Adou” (2011), while embracing the realism of the natural world and the myriad transcendental creations seen in the artist’s new assemblages. A newly published monograph of the “Leaves of Grass” series of photographs is also co-published by M97 Gallery and Thircuir.

M97画廊荣幸的宣布新展《草叶集》,展览将展出居于成都的艺术家阿斗的最新黑白银盐摄影作品。这将是阿斗在M97的第二次个展。开幕酒会将于1月24日周六下午的4点到6点举行,欢迎届时出席。

在本次的新作中,阿斗邀请观众把视线转移到我们脚下那个并不起眼的自然世界中。名同美国诗人惠特曼的著名诗集,阿斗的《草叶集》系列是对自然世界诗化的赞美,也是在种种混乱中通过废弃的碎片对自然世界的重组。混合了绘画与拼贴的意识,以中国传统的水墨画和书法为隐喻,艺术家把这些自然元素重新仔细的构建起来。

相比于艺术家之前的两个系列,《沙马拉达》(2006)和《阿斗》(2011),《草叶集》即折射出了阿斗拥抱自然世界的现实主义层面和新组合成的艺术创作中透露出的诸多超越、先验的特质,也反射出了艺术家的艺术视线逐渐远离以人为个体的转变。M97画廊和Thircuir也联合出版了新作系列摄影作品的专著《草叶集》。