Li Gang: in the grey scale
23 September 2010 to 28 November 2010
Curated by the Australian artist Tony Trembath, Li Gang: in the grey scale surveys the recent photographic work of this Australian-trained Chinese artist. Li Gang is a graduate of Victorian College of the Arts. Since returning to Beijing in the late 1990s, he has maintained a diverse practice, which includes painting, sculpture and photography.
The use of hand-built cameras introduces risk and accidents to Li Gang's work. In his photographs, instead of control and mastery, there is magic and mystery. The photographic darkroom was always a place of magic and mystery, where alchemy and science turned silver halides into pictures. Li Gang returns to these roots.