Look Homeward, Angel - Lee Li-Chung Solo Exhibition
“Look Homeward, Angel” shows a selection of Lee Li-Chung's works which he delineates the meeting point of one’s journey back home to the flight of pigeons returning to their nest. His works reveal a struggle and a strong sense of loneliness in a purposeless atmosphere.
Lee Li-Chung delineates the meeting point of one’s journey back home to the flight of pigeons returning to their nest; the focus is in the crossroad of these journeys. A serendipitous encounter stirs up warm romantic feelings in each one of us. Like guardian angels in our midst, they also symbolize the thirst for freedom and the pursuit of personal dreams held deep in our hearts.
The scenery shared as the two meet is like a reflection of oneself: houses/ factories, street lights/ a lone butterfly, birds in flight/ a cross, full of conflicts and discord that occur at the crossroads of reality and idealism. A series of works called "Obscure" reorganize the fragments of life, revealing a struggle and a strong sense of loneliness in a purposeless atmosphere, where the soul is incapable of escaping from the status quo.
Pigeons flying back to their nests remind us of the desire that we have always had since young and away from our hometown. The feeling of loneliness and nostalgia is like always on the road, so vagrant. The lights along the highway are like the twinkling stars which are guiding us home.