Haydex Li, "Growth 1," 2008, pen on paper, 15" X 22".
Numen Gallery, Vancouver
Through September 28, 2008
The surreal technology depicted in Haydex Li’s pen drawings are reminiscent of the poster-sized felt pen colouring projects available in hobby and toy shops in the 1970s. Their intricate lines fill all available space. But Li’s point is clear — the growing excess of technological complexity is pressing on all sides, and we may have fooled ourselves into thinking we can control it. A graduate of the University of British Columbia and regional winner of the BMO First Art! Competition in 2006, Li’s drawings are at Vancouver’s Numen Gallery to September 28.