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.