January 28, 2022 / March 12, 2022

Toy Show

Taylor Lee and Peter Chan

G/F & 1/F, 159 Hollywood Road
Central Hong Kong
Open: Tuesday – Saturday, 11 AM – 7 PM

Over the Influence is thrilled to present Toy Show, an exhibition featuring artists Taylor Lee and Peter Chan at the gallery’s Hong Kong space.

Inspired by the toys and comics of Peter’s childhood, the husband-wife duo present individual bodies of work that speak in conversation with one another, creating an exhibition that is witty and playful. Toy Show allows viewers to escape into the same fantasy world we did as children, with the humour and satire that adulthood necessitates.

For Taylor Lee, this series presents a new direction for both her creative process and content. In the past year Lee has begun to explore using a rare glazing technique called Raku. This technique calls for the ceramic pieces to be removed from the kiln while still glowing red from the fire and placed in a flammable material, such as newspaper, that then catches fire itself. This process creates pieces that are entirely unique, as the firing process can never be repeated exactly the same. Raku produces a myriad of lustrous, dramatic colors and textures, which can be seen throughout Lee’s pieces in the exhibition.

Press Release

ARTIST

Taylor Lee

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(b. 1981) is a ceramicist living and working in Los Angeles. Lee’s ceramic sculptures are optimistic and impactful. Her combination of bright colors with stoneware creates whimsical yet iconic forms, discussing subjects such as womanhood, genealogy, and how the ancient impacts our modern life.

Peter Chan

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(b. 1980) works professionally in feature animation on films such as Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse, The Michells vs. The Machines, and How to Train Your Dragon 2. Born in Taiwan, the artist moved to Hong Kong at a very young age and went on to receive his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design.