Gallery Exit Until October 11 For an artist as active as Luke Ching Chin-wai, it is almost inconceivable to have gone without a solo exhibition since 2007's "Two in One" at the Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre. Ching's vision in merging his social awareness with a touch of whimsy has made him one of the most highly regarded conceptual artists in the city. This subtly subversive exhibition at Gallery Exit should offer a reminder of his pedigree inside the white space. Comprising a strong line-up of new and recent pieces that encompasses his usual formats of video, photography and mixed-media sculpture, the 21 works on display range from the drily political to the poetic and existential, with enlightening discoveries of the quirks of reality scattered in between. Ching has given the show two titles: while "Screensaver", in English, hints at the hypnotic effect of repetition; "The Truman Show", in Chinese - a reference to the Jim Carrey film - highlights the possibilities of seeing through the illusion formed by predefined patterns. It is an ingenious way to sum up the conceptual basis of the works, several of which involve reassembling ordinary objects to reveal fresh meanings. The "Two in One" pieces (2014) see Ching cut up the front pages of two newspapers of contrasting political stances before arranging them in grids to highlight their visual similarities. The artist's affinity for the capricious is apparent in A Bottle Contains Over a Hundred Accidents (2013), a bottle he made with pieces of broken glass collected on the streets of Manchester in England. While a few works use overtly political images (including the June 4 candlelight vigil, the years 1989 and 2046, and canned street announcement by pro-government politicians), Ching's work is at its most potent when he filters the world through fables. The video Screensaver - Sunsets in Our Country (2014) documents his experience of catching six flag-lowering ceremonies in various locations - all supposedly at 6pm - in one 39-minute take, and recalls The Little Prince's effort to witness 44 sunsets in one day. As a persistent observer, Ching has found a bit of fairy tale in everyday life.