Cam WONG: An isolated chapter 黃麗茵《斷章》
an isolated chapter
5 July - 3 August 2013
Four sets of print works offer Cam Wong's detailed observations on life. Her etchings, composed of simple geometric shapes, document the passing of time. "An isolated chapter", from which the exhibition takes its name, is a 3 by 3 metre installation of 425 seemingly identical prints made from a single copper plate. Through an arduous routine of inking, pressing and buffing, the pattern on paper fades with every impression as the sunken lines on metal gradually meld into a smooth plane.
This earnest approach is in part a form of self-training for the artist as the repetitiveness sets pace for meditation. With the imminence of disappearance, the changing state in the prints attests to the subtle differences of events in time, and brings about a paradoxical awareness of being. The consciousness of such echoes Wong's romanticised vision of the transient nature of life. The resulting constellation is both a sequence of experience and a poetic display of timelessness. Her works create alternative spaces, allowing viewers to stop and ponder.
四組版印的作品顯現駐澳門藝術家黃麗茵對生命的觀察。 黃氏的銅版畫由簡單的幾何形狀組成，紀錄著時間的流逝。「斷章」，也就是展覽名稱的由來，是一幅三米乘以三米的裝置，由425幅如出一轍的銅印版畫所組成。經過辛勞的工序 - 墨印、擠壓與拋光，銅片上的刻紋慢慢地變得平滑，紙上的圖案並隨著每一次的壓印漸漸淡化。