PLUNGING MY HAND INTO THE LAKE OF BILLOWING TREES
PLUNGING MY HAND INTO THE LAKE OF
by Carla CHAN, Un CHENG, Jeremy FUNG and Gavin YIP
26 August - 23 September 2017
Gallery EXIT is pleased to announce "PLUNGING MY HAND INTO THE LAKE OF BILLOWING TREES", a group exhibition featuring the work of Hong Kong artists Carla CHAN, Un CHENG, Jeremy FUNG and Gavin YIP. The exhibition will open on 26 August 2017 and remain on view through 23 September 2017. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, 26 August from 4pm to 7pm.
Carla CHAN (b.1989) lives and works in Berlin and Hong Kong. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. Minimal in style and form, Chan's work often toys with the blurred boundaries between reality and illusion, figure and abstraction. Her recent work focuses on the ambiguity in nature. Bridging natural transformation and stochastic computer algorithms, her work is consolidated with a cohesive dynamic between form, means and content.
Un CHENG (b.1995) lives and works in Hong Kong. She graduated from the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University in 2017. Cheng lives next to the last remaining shipyard in Hong Kong. She draws on the metaphor of a ship's journey akin to living: where we live in a web of departures, journeys, searching, desiring and arriving.
Jeremy FUNG (b.1990) received his Masters of Arts (Fine Arts) Degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2016. To Fung, what is proposed is more than seeing inside. It is to imagine oneself being inside, as if confined within a surrounding environment of intense painting, isolated and cut off from all conditions exterior to painting itself.
Gavin YIP (b.1988) lives and works in Hong Kong. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree in Visual Arts from the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University in 2013. For the past year, Yip has been painting miniatures of a hand (or pot plant) in a staged space, playing with how unconscious hand gestures and the contours of pot plants function as a proto-language and giving us feedback, like the forming of mudras.