REVIEW: "Invisible Light" @ Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong

Jan 23, 2015 9:17AM

The warmth, ephemerality and indescribable nature of light, both as a concept and physical element has long been integral to artistic pursuits. Impressionists were enraptured by the ability of light to represent the passage of time, illuminate darkness and signal birth. It continues to be a focus in modern-day exhibitions, including Guggenheim Abu Dhabi’s “Seeing Through Light,” which, in the institution’s own words, explored light’s “diverse meaning and associations from the physical to the intellectual and from the spiritual to the scientific.”

“Invisible Light,” at Edouard Malingue Gallery’s new space in Hong Kong, is another exploration of such ideas, ambitiously drawing together five artists from Hong Kong, Istanbul, Paris and New York, whose works contemplate both the literal and metaphorical properties and associations of light. The works in the exhibit each evoke and manipulate light in various ways, presenting a diverse array of material expressions.