30 June -
29 July 2023
Gertrude Glasshouse44 Glasshouse Road, Collingwood
Thursday 29 June, 6 – 8pm
Developing Sunset is an exhibition by Scotty So, exploring the dream of property ownership and its commodification within the realms of property development and the real estate industry. Through a collection of works created from 2019 to the present, So presents his perspective on starting a new life in an Australian suburb and the longing for a place to call home. Inspired by the Netflix series "Selling Sunset" and his experience growing up in Hong Kong, where property ownership signifies success, the exhibition delves into the visual language and texts used in real estate advertisements. Through paintings depicting real estate agents, real estate photography images of his own home, and reinterpreted construction site signs, Developing Sunset examines the seductive power of real estate advertisements and the complexities of personal identity in relation to the concept of home. So reimagines the promises made by developers and prompts a re-evaluation of the notions of success and fulfillment tied to property ownership.
Scotty So is a Melbourne-based artist who works across media, using painting, photography, sculptures, site-responsive installation, videos, and drag performance. Driven by the thrill of camp, he explores the often-contradictory relationship between humour and sincerity within lived experience. So’s work has been shown in Hong Kong, China, Australia and Europe including the National Gallery of Victoria. Scotty So is represented by MARS Gallery in Australia.