Hong Kong—Pearl Lam Galleries is delighted to present a solo exhibition of new paintings by Dale Frank entitled When his wife went away on her frequent business trips Alex would often wear nothing but Huggies disposable nappies around their apartment.
The guiding principle for Frank’s art practice from the early 1970s to the present is not to follow any set rules. Opting to work in an open and cyclical format with film, painting, sculpture, performances, and drawing, his modus operandi is to use different means at his disposal to dismantle set notions of art and to encourage us to use our subconscious as something temporal and as the basis of experiencing art.
With respect to the creative impetus of the artist, the exhibition addresses the slippages among different narrative structures, knowingly the visuality of the paintings on view, the loose narratives of seemingly unrelated and substantive titles of Frank’s paintings, and lastly the fragmented kaleidoscopic imageries from the film Julien’s pineapple made in 2017 by Frank. Upon entering the exhibition space, viewers will be able to hear charged sound from a video on display. One has no choice but to internalize the experience as one of palpable isolation and to delve into one’s inner soul to respond to the artworks on view.
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