"HALF" by Mingzhang Sun
1st June to 30th June, 2023
8th June, 6pm to 9.30pm
About The Exhibition
“Half” or “Ban” in Mandarin describes a feeling of incomplete understanding, a feeling that there is always something more just below the surface and just out of reach.
In this body of works, Ming is exploring the tension that exists between our physical bodies and the internal world of thought, emotion and desire.
For him, Half presents a way of thinking about the true nature of human existence. It is never as clear or clean as we might want it to be.
In his own words Ming says.......
“There is another side of me that remains blurry and out of focus, and it could be that I will never fully be able to see into that fuzzy space. There is the half that I can do and the half I need to let go, and yet, even letting it go leaves a memory just out of view.”
About The Artist
Mingzhang Sun is a Chinese-born artist based in London. He graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing and the University of the Arts in London. Driven and inspired by his surroundings, Mingzhang explores and translates his experiences into visual art through paintings, drawings, sculpture, clothes, performance, and videos.
GPN 2023 Exhibition
1st July to 14th July, 2023
About The Exhibition
This is an exciting annual exhibition that brings together LGBTQ+ photographers in London to showcase their talents and celebrate diversity. Visit us from Sat July 1st to Fri 14th July at 18 Lyell at 18 Lyell Street, London City Island, London, E14 0SZ for two weeks of stunning photography, networking opportunities, and good vibes.
The exhibition features a diverse range of themes and styles, from abstract to documentary, all in black and white. You'll get to see the world through the eyes of our talented photographers and gain a new perspective on life. Whether you're a photography enthusiast, a member of the LGBTQ+ community, or simply looking for a fun and inspiring day out, this exhibition is for you.
The Gay Photographers Network, (GPN) is an organisation of gay men and women (and their friends) who are interested in photography, with the aim of creating a network and a place where people of like minds can come together and share photography ideas and knowledge. This is their second time displaying in our Gallery.