Tally Beck Contemporary is pleased to announce a multimedia solo exhibition by Beijing-based artist Laurens Tan. The show is running from September 7 to October 30, 2011, atTally Beck Contemporary Gallery, 42 Rivington Street, New York, NY 10002, USA. There was an opening reception at the gallery on Wednesday, September 7, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The gallery will be open until 9 p.m. on Thursday, September 15, for Lower East Side Third Thursdays. Laurens Tan will give an artist’s talk at around 7:30 p.m.
Happy Toy is Tan’s multimedia installation concentrating on themes of China’s linguistics, technology and culture of fabrication.
Amalgamating sculpture, architectural and animated space, music, graphics, film and industrial design, Tan’s artwork explores the dynamism of contemporary urban China in his language of playful, witty semiotics.
Tan focuses on the ambiguities in the interpretation of Chinese characters by analyzing the transformation of language and meaning through his text-based installations.
Currently based in Beijing, Laurens Tan was born in 1950 in the Netherlands to Chinese-Indonesian parents. He spent over 30 years in Australia and pursued an academic career teaching design and art in universities in Australia, the USA and China. He exhibits internationally.