Wangechi Mutu ’00MFA Exhibition at Lehmann Maupin

From May 18 to July 8, 2017, Lehmann Maupin in Hong Kong will feature its first exhibition with Wangechi Mutu ’00MFA. The gallery describes Mutu’s recent work as exploring “the relationship between humans and the natural environment through new materials. The work is made from organic matter, including rocks and minerals, iron rich soil, roots, and branches sourced from different parts of East Africa. The humanoid objects and spherical virus-like sculptures are representative of a range of biological phenomena that represent living matter, replete with the potential for regeneration or destruction.”

“For the artist, the liminal space of transformation is what offers the greatest metaphorical potential, as captured in her new abstract paintings that depict moments of mutation and growth frozen in time. Mutu’s new work identifies a common thread found in multiple creation mythologies, in which humans are formed from the earth and sea. Her transformation of raw natural elements to hand hewn forms, thus becomes analogous of human evolution from biological to societal construct that shape our understanding of nature and one another.”

The gallery’s hours of operation are Tuesday-Friday, 10AM-7PM and Saturday, 11AM-7PM.

An opening reception will be held on May 18th from 6PM-8PM in the Pedder Building. For more information, please visit the gallery’s website.