Menu

Frank Gehry

Fish Lamps

January 16–February 22, 2014
Hong Kong

Installation video Play Button

Installation video

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Works Exhibited

Frank Gehry, Untitled (Hong Kong VII), 2013 Metal wire, ColorCore formica and silicone, 55 ⅛ × 63 × 63 inches (140 × 160 × 160 cm)

Frank Gehry, Untitled (Hong Kong VII), 2013

Metal wire, ColorCore formica and silicone, 55 ⅛ × 63 × 63 inches (140 × 160 × 160 cm)

Frank Gehry, Untitled (Hong Kong III), 2013 Metal wire, ColorCore formica and silicone on wooden base, 60 ¼ × 48 × 44 ½ inches (153 × 122 × 113 cm)Photo by Josh White

Frank Gehry, Untitled (Hong Kong III), 2013

Metal wire, ColorCore formica and silicone on wooden base, 60 ¼ × 48 × 44 ½ inches (153 × 122 × 113 cm)
Photo by Josh White

Frank Gehry, Untitled (Hong Kong II), 2013 Metal wire, ColorCore formica and silicone on wooden base, 66 × 45 × 42 inches (167.6 × 114.3 × 106.7 cm)Photo by Josh White

Frank Gehry, Untitled (Hong Kong II), 2013

Metal wire, ColorCore formica and silicone on wooden base, 66 × 45 × 42 inches (167.6 × 114.3 × 106.7 cm)
Photo by Josh White

Frank Gehry, Untitled (Hong Kong IX), 2013 Metal wire, ColorCore formica and silicone, 68 × 300 × 376 inches (68 × 300 × 376 cm)

Frank Gehry, Untitled (Hong Kong IX), 2013

Metal wire, ColorCore formica and silicone, 68 × 300 × 376 inches (68 × 300 × 376 cm)

About

The fish is a perfect form.
—Frank Gehry

Gagosian Hong Kong is pleased to present “Frank Gehry: Fish Lamps.” This is the latest body of work in Gehry’s new series of playful and dynamic light sculptures.

One of the most celebrated architects living today, Gehry's career spans five decades and three continents. Known for his imaginative designs and creative use of materials, he has forever altered the urban landscape with spectacular buildings that are conceived as dynamic structures rather than static vessels.

Gehry has always experimented with sculpture and furniture in addition to his architectural pursuits, coaxing inventive forms out of unexpected materials, from the Easy Edges (1969–73) and Experimental Edges (1979–82)—chairs and tables carved from blocks of industrial corrugated cardboard—to the Knoll furniture series (1989–92), fashioned from bentwood. The Fish Lamps evolved from a 1983 commission by the Formica Corporation to create objects from the then-new plastic laminate ColorCore. After accidentally shattering a piece of it while working, Gehry was inspired by the shards, which reminded him of fish scales. The first Fish Lamps, which were fabricated between 1984 and 1986, employed wire armatures molded into fish shapes, onto which shards of ColorCore are individually glued, creating clear allusions to the morphic attributes of real fish.

Read more

首盞《魚燈》曾於1984年洛杉磯高古軒畫廊舉行的「Frank Gehry: Unique Lamps」展覽中展出。法蘭克‧蓋瑞現於洛杉磯居住及從事創作。