PROJECTS

HISTORY PROJECTS

ABSTRACT PAINTINGS

FAIRWEATHER TRANSFORMATIONS

SPECTRUM

STORM RESURRECTION

HOMAGE

VEILS

PASSAGES

EMPATHY

NAÏVE AND SENTIMENTAL PAINTINGS

NORTHERN SONG

PILGRIMAGE TO THE MODERN

THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW

THE AMBIENT SERIES

SURVEY EXHIBITIONS

PAINTING SERIES

DOUBLE GROUND PAINTINGS

EARLY WORKS

EMPATHY

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Northern Song #5, 2007 by John Young

Northern Song #5, Summer 2007

oil on linen

900 x 500 mm


Khai Liew
Spoehr, 2007
armchair in American black walnut
765 x 560 x 555 mm




EMPATHY: KHAI LIEW & JOHN YOUNG
Michael Reid at Elizabeth Bay Sydney, 2 March – 2 April 2011



"In their separate approaches and practices, both Young and Liew are deeply interested in aesthetics and history, contemplating its cross-cultural foundations and distilling it in their work with a quiet spirit. What results is not sentimental, heavy handed cliché or didactic. This is one of the empathetic touch points between Young and Liew – an attitude towards the efficacy of artistic practice to play a key role in knowledge production. Their work has wide ranging implications for the Australian community because it demands us to formulate a realistic conversation about history and aesthetics that relates to the experiences of Australian modernity emerging from migration and cross-cultural dialogue."

Aaron Seeto
4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney
2011