Gallery: Art of Nature Contemporary Gallery
Artist(s): Pierre Carron, Rémy Aron, Marc Tanguy, Natalie Miel, Lam Man Kong, Cang Yuan
Opening / Event Date: 15 Sep, 2021
Closing / End Date: 10 Dec, 2021
10 Chancery Lane Gallery invites you to join us at the end of summer for the exhibition opening of eight young Hong Kong artists. The exhibition marks the second edition of the HKFOREWORD series organized by 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, launched last year in order to support the development of contemporary art in Hong Kong. The exhibition will showcase our selection of works by eight young Hong Kong artists, Kanlun CEN, Kate IP, Dicky MA, Dennis MAN, Liz MOK, Eason TSANG, Po TSANG, & Tiana WONG. Artists in the show are recent graduates from School of Creative Media at City University of Hong Kong, Chinese University of Hong Kong and The Academy of Visual Arts at Hong Kong Baptist University.
Kanlun CEN (b.1990, Shanghai)
Kanlun Cen presents an anamorphic animation work, projecting simultaneous images onto a cylindrical base. While one sequence is clear and in proportion (conveying reality), the other is distorted and reminiscent of a dreamlike state or the hazy inner workings of the mind.
Kate IP (b.1990, Hong Kong)
Kate challenges the absurdity of our public space where everything seems to be designed to prevent one from simply sitting, a space open to everyone on equal terms but full of restrictions. Her photographs document her performances where she ingenuously finds ways to lie down, to sit, to have a meal in the city.
Liz MOK (b.1982, Hong Kong)
Liz Mok explores an inner struggle through her two channel-video Soul.Tide. She uses a rubber band that symbolizes tension, erosion and pain experienced within.
Dicky MA (b.1989, Hong Kong)
Dicky MA presents stylized and provocative photographs of his grand mother and her friend, challenging the perception of the elderly as quiet individuals going to yum cha. He also captures the perversion of Hong Kong where money, fame and fashion prevail.
Dennis MAN (b.1988, Hong Kong)
Dennis MAN explores the relationship between the city and its residents where excessive information is lining the streets, each sector corresponding to a specific consumer target group. Having observed the proliferation of illegal advertising, whereby at night after the banks are closed, individuals paste up posters over the windows, capitalizing on yet another city surface to promote goods and services. Dennis intervenes with his own posters, all of which are plain blue, without images or text, a marked contrast to the visuals usually countered.
Eason TSANG (b.1986, Hong Kong)
Eason TSANG presents photographs of flowerbeds that he has meticulously re-created to mimic closely the flower patterns of fabrics in fashion garments. Looking carefully at the minor details, the layout and colors give an artificial and almost uncomfortable look to the photographs where he has also added elements like cigarette buts or detritus that could have been lost in a real garden.
Po TSANG (b.1991, Hong Kong)
Po TSANG created what she called an ‘abnormal’ seat. A seat that prevents her from sitting and idling. The metal structure she devised as a seat is extremely uncomfortable and constricts her in a tight fitting-space designed to her measurements.
Tiana WONG (b.1979, Hong Kong)
Tiana Wong’s installation Wallflowers explores feelings of invisibility in a friendship whereby one’s undivided love to a friend only meets partial attention. When a relationship is one sided and you are left on the outer edges as merely a bystander. The muteness of the colors and textures enhance the feeling of a silent observer who has resolved to stay patiently in the background rather than withdraw.
29th August to 21st September, 2013
Opening reception with the artists
29th August, 2013 (Thursday) 6:30 – 8:30 pm
at 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Central
Canapé and summer drinks will be served