Under the Shadow is Eko Nugroho's new solo show, and included in this exhibition is Trust Me, a life-size statue of a person covered in flowers. One fist is clenched; the other carries a pistol. Another piece is of a person seated on a flower-covered rock who wears a helmet with no mask. This individual's palms are turned upwards, in a gesture of acceptance. Nugroho, known for odd juxtapositions of human-sized statues and objects, suggests that the shadow acts as an important artistic element, forcing an investigation or exploration of light and dark.
Artist: Eko Nugroho
Under the Shadow runs from August 15 through October 5, 2009 at Pékin Fine Arts in Beijing.