What’s on top? What’s on bottom? What’s near? What’s far? If something is on top, why does it look like it’s on the bottom? If something’s far, why does it look near? Why do things look near or far while they’re actually on the same plane? What is empty space, what is light, what is material? What is constant, what is changing, why is it changing if it’s static? How can it be static if it’s changing? The shifting is illusory. Or is it?
Gilbert Hsiao (b. 1956) spends his time between Jersey City, NJ and Olivebridge, NY. He attended Columbia University and Pratt Institute. Solo exhibitions include Jump and Flow (2012) at Minus Space, Brooklyn, NY, Assymetrical Symmetry (2011) at SNO, Sydney, Australia, Filtered (2011) at Galerie Sonja Roesch in Houston TX, and Light Noise (2010) at dr Julius | ap in Berlin. Recent group shows include Unlikely Iterations of the Abstract (2013) at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston curated by Bill Arning, Buzz (2012-13) at Gallery Nara Roesler in Sao Palo, Brazil, curated by Vik Muniz, and Doppler Stop (2012-13), curated by Mel Prest which toured several European countries in 2012 and was recently shown at Parallel Art Space in Bushwick in 2013. He was NYFA fellow in 2008 and was a resident of the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Space Program in New York in 2012-13. He is represented in collections including the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Bristol Myers Squib Collection, Progressive Collection, and the collection of Barbara and Eugene Schwartz, New York, NY.