Due to great success the exhibition will be extended from July 17th. 2011 until July 26th, 2011.
Hung Liu's new paintings at ALEXANDER OCHS GALLERY BEIJING, collectively titled First Spring Thunder, revolve around the idea of a struggle to awaken in a dream, in memory, in the mind. Traditionally, the first spring thunder is a two-week season in China during which the insects awaken from their winter dormancy. The world is asleep and then it begins to wake up. In Liu's paintings, however, that waking is not always innocent - it is slow and fitful, as if caught between life and a dream of life.