Empty Vessels Make the Most Noise

Laurie Kang


Sitting at the intersection between photography, sculpture, collage and installation, Laurie Kang’s practice investigates the space between image and object. Examining the process of abstracting the everyday, her work disrupts the borders of the photograph to occupy three-dimensional space.

This exhibition uses the vehicle of the image—photographic paper—as a point of departure. The artist subjects the material to an array of manipulations, producing, in its final state, a multi-dimensional object. Her abstractions engage photography critically, calling for meditation on the layered act of looking. The adage “Empty vessels make the most noise” acknowledges the potential for failure in Kang’s process, injecting it with a sense of play and experiment.