© Lu Yanpeng, Memory of Stones II - Gallery M97
© Lu Yanpeng, Memory of Stones II - Gallery M97 

Lu Yanpeng - Memory of stones

17/06/2018 - 30/09/2018

363 Changping Road 
Bldg 4, 1st and 2nd Floor 
200041 Shanghai

M97 is pleased to present "Memory of Stones" an exhibition of works by Lu Yanpeng (b.1984) . "Memory of Stones" presents over thirty silver gelatin photographs from one of the artist’s earliest bodies of works, many of which are previously unexhibited and drawn from the artist's archive printed in the early days of his aspiring career as a young artist nearly ten years ago. 

Lu Yanpeng’s black and white photographs in "Memory of Stones" are montages of his expressive Chinese landscape photographs and the drawings and sketches done by his lover, who would later become his wife. Combined images of the two young artists’ works in the darkroom results in an intimate and almost romantic serenade. The photographs are an exploration and bridge between the art forms of painting and photography, but also of two young artists in search of a connection. Lu Yanpeng’s photographs of his favorite Chinese mountain landscapes ground us in his poetic scenery, while the sketches of small bodies and figures float atop the photographic surface creating a surreal world of juxtapositions and superimpositions of the psyches and artistic expressions of the couple.