Join us for a spotlight talk with 24th Biennale of Sydney artist, Trevor Yeung, who will appear by his work on display in the Boiler House at White Bay Power Station to discuss the themes and content of the work, his practice and the process of realising the project.
Trevor Yeung’s art excavates the inner logic of human relations. Fascinated by botanic ecology and horticulture, Yeung features carefully staged objects, photographs, animals, and plants in his mixed media works as aesthetic pretexts to address notions of artificial nature. These delicate and ironic arrangements allow him to exert control over living beings, including plants and animals, as well as his audiences. He often projects emotional and intellectual scenarios onto living substitutes in his work, translating his own social experiences into elaborate fables through which he continues to explore failure and imperfection. Yeung ultimately questions how closed systems contain and create emotional and behavioural conditions.