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An isolated chapter
3/F, Blue Box Factory Building, 25 Hing Wo Street, Tin Wan, Aberdeen
Hong Kong
China


July 5th, 2013 - August 3rd, 2013
Opening: 
July 5th, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
, Cam WongCam Wong
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 and it was / they were never seen again , Cam WongCam Wong,
and it was / they were never seen again ,
2012, inkjet print on archival paper, wood, 63 x 87 cm (print), 3 x 3 x 3 cm (cube),10 x 35 x 10 cm framed, unique
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looking at , Cam WongCam Wong, looking at ,
2012, monotype, etching ink on paper, 38 x 55 cm
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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.

 

Cam Wong graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2006 and is the recipient of the Kyoto Mayor Award, Tsuzurakai Exhibition, Japan (2010). Her works have been exhibited in Hong Kong, Macao, Japan, Taiwan with a solo exhibition "Incomplete Moments" at the Chinese Cultural Centre, Sydney (2010). She is currently an artist-in-residence at Groundwork Architecture + Urbanism Studio, Hong Kong.

  

 

四組版印的作品顯現駐澳門藝術家黃麗茵對生命的入微觀察。 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,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。 

 

這種懇切的創作手法在某層次上是藝術家的自我訓練,重複的動作為冥想設下步伐。版畫中的細微差別與持續變遷的世事相互見証和呼應;圖案的逐步消失卻矛盾地成為「存在」的一項提示。這個領悟亦呼應著黃氏對浮生的浪漫觀。黃氏完成的作品既是一系列對生活的體驗,也是一份充滿詩意的永恆展示。她的作品創造另類空間,讓觀眾停下來思考。

 

黃麗茵2006年從香港中文大學畢業。她曾獲日本「都々会展」的京都市長獎(2010)。黃氏的作品曾在香港、澳門、日本、台灣及澳洲展出。她曾在澳洲雪梨華僑文教服務中心舉辦個人展覽《不完整的瞬間》(2012),現參與香港元新建城 | 建築 + 城市設計有限公司的藝術家駐留計劃。 


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