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Karin Weber Gallery to showcase local Hong Kong artists

by Simon Yuen on Jun 21, 2016 in Lifestyle
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Laptops (Classroom) by Brainrental, 2014

Laptops (Classroom) by Brainrental, 2014

Hong Kong-based gallery Karin Weber Gallery will exhibit works by local artists next month

The exhibition, titled A Hong Kong Everyday: New Works by Brainrental, Elvis Yip Kin Bon and Joyce Lung Yuet Ching, will present a selection of works by the artists.

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A Leaking Pool by Elvis Yip, 2016

In the exhibition, the gallery will explore the relationship between everyday life and art and will include Laptops (Classroom) created by Brainrental, established by Kevin Leung, Roger Mak and Chu Cheung, to express the idea of renting each other’s brains“. The team is obsessed with old technology and objects that have lost their allure due to new advancements. By recreating these once treasured gadgets in cardboard, the group suggests their fragility and impermanence.

Elvis Yip, famous for his unusual use of materials in his artistic creations, skips between light and heavy societal themes with the flirty agility of a butterfly. From his masking tape-covered canvases depicting the unexpected delicacy of everyday urban life to a collage made from horse race betting tickets, an interesting commentary on this favourite Hong Kong pastime, Yip plays with themes familiar to local audience.

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Susan by Joyce Lung, 2016

Joyce Lung, a graduate of Hong Kong Baptist University, creates ceramic works inspired by everyday cleaning products to express her affection for her domestic helper. She also hopes to inspire local citizens to think more deeply about how they treat the individuals who care for the city's young souls.

 

Details

Venue:  G/F, 20 Aberdeen Street, Central

Date: From 8 July to 20 August

Time: Tuesday – Saturday  11 am – 7 pm, Sunday by appointment

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