Ben Brown Fine Arts is pleased to announce our participation in the Hong Kong art fair UNSCHEDULED, taking place 2-6 September 2021. This is the second edition of the fair, which was founded by the Hong Kong Art Gallery Association (HKAGA) to celebrate Hong Kong’s flourishing art scene and the city’s unique role as Asia’s international art centre. A founding member of the HKAGA, Ben Brown Fine Arts will present a solo exhibition of artist Miya Ando.
Ando explores the transformation of metals, wood and glass through varying techniques, from burnishing and charring to intermingling with elements such as silver nitrate, resin, gold and mica, producing subtle gradations of color and texture that suggest changing atmospheric conditions in nature. There is a duality to her wall pieces and sculptures – the foundation of metal and wood suggest permanence and solidity, while their altered surfaces are infused with the artist’s spiritual investigations and create a meditation on the ephemerality of the natural world. Ando has had recent solo exhibitions at The Noguchi Museum, New York, and Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia, and her work is included in numerous public and private collections including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, Detroit Institute of Arts Museum, Detroit, Michigan; and Luft Museum, Amberg, Germany. Ando is a descendant of Bizen swordsmiths and spent part of her childhood among Buddhist priests at a temple in Okayama, Japan. Ando holds a bachelor’s degree in East Asian Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, studied East Asian Studies at Yale University and Stanford University, and apprenticed with a Master Metalsmith at Hattori Studio, Japan.
Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to local charity Hands On Hong Kong to support ongoing relief efforts for those most affected by COVID-19.
Press Preview | Thursday, 2 September; 12pm – 2pm
Opening Day & Preview Night | Thursday, 2 September; 12pm – 10pm
Public Days | Friday 3 September – Monday 6 September; 12pm – 8pm