日期：2018-11-17 ~ 2018-12-06
The moving landscape on our national freeways is the collective memory of many of those who travel on these “pathways to home.” As the scenery rolls by, we tend to look out the windows of our cars, pondering on the meaning of life. The lost and powerless feelings evoked as we look for something we don't comprehend is akin to the view that flashes by, blurred and unclear.
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, sharing the same scenery and journey back home, 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.
The local pigeon racing culture is a invaluable part of Lee Li-Chung’s childhood memories. He conveys a strong sense of belonging to his hometown in his portrayal of the pigeon's habit of always returning to its nest. The fierce competition in human society is a replica of pigeon racing world, where the weak becomes the prey of the strong, with suffocating cruelty.
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.
大象藝術空間館：【時光的水：聚集靈暈的墨化藝術 聯展】The Water of Silent Time
國立國父紀念館：【台灣藝壇國寶黃歌川百歲世紀展】The Centenary Exhibition by Taiwan National Treasure Artist KO CHING HUANG
Sky Gemstone. Gallery 90：【曉.玉藝 】攻玉山房6th玉雕創作聯展
長流美術館：【士峯大藏—現代華人藝術家之光】Reach the peak of perfection- Light of Contemporary Chinese Artists
日期：2019-01-18 ~ 2019-03-12｜台灣，台中市
日期：2018-11-29 ~ 2019-01-31｜台灣，高雄市
日期：2019-01-06 ~ 2019-01-15｜台灣，台北市