Under the Shadow is Eko Nugroho's new solo show, and included in this exhibition is Trust Me, a life-size statue of a person covered in flowers. One fist is clenched; the other carries a pistol. Another piece is of a person seated on a flower-covered rock who wears a helmet with no mask. This individual's palms are turned upwards, in a gesture of acceptance. Nugroho, known for odd juxtapositions of human-sized statues and objects, suggests that the shadow acts as an important artistic element, forcing an investigation or exploration of light and dark.
Under the Shadow runs from August 15 through October 5, 2009 at Pékin Fine Arts in Beijing.
Artist: Eko Nugroho + pekinfinearts.com