September 7 - October 21, 2018 | Opening: September 7, 6 pm
"...The wind came through the window, and the long lacquer mirror carved with palindromic verse hanging opposite swayed in the wind and knocked and knocked and struck against the wall. Qi Qiao held the mirror in both hands to steady it. The green bamboo screen and a set of green and gold landscape paintings on scrolls reflected in the mirror hung as before, rippling to and fro in the wind. After looking at the mirror for some time, it would give one a sort of seasick feeling. Upon fixing one's gaze on it again, the color of the green bamboo screen is different, the green and gold landscape now swapped for a portrait of her deceased husband, the person in the mirror aged ten years.”
—Eileen Chang, The Golden Cangue
Covey Gong's work focuses on the grain property of fabric and its corresponding emotional symbolism. In his solo exhibition “Cherry” at SaltProjects, Gong takes details such as mounting and presentation of painting in Chinese and western art history as his subject of inquiry, revealing the labor and thinking behind personal hopes and expectations that are often neglected yet strongly present in the making of art. On site, the precious velvet curtain serves as a metaphor of abstract painting as well as softens the blunt, clumsy wall surface, turning it into a sort of dramatic field, while the soft, delicate, frail fabric sculpture floating through it is like the emotions of imagination embodied, reconstructing a rich and complex inner world, as well as responding to the entire spacetime.
2018年9月7日 - 2018年10月21日 | 开幕：9月7日 6 pm