Invincible Fire and Wind Wheel- Emerging Sextet Exhibition

INVINCIBLE FIRE AND WIND WHEEL
Emerging Contemporary Artists Sextet Exhibition

a.m. space
11 September – 20 October 2018
1C, Kingearn Building, 24-26 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong Central District, Hong Kong

Meet the Artists
Friday 14 September | 7-8 pm
Friday 28 September | 7-8 pm
Wednesday 10 October | 7-8 pm

Closing Artist Talk
Wednesday 10 October | 6-7pm

a.m. space presents Invincible Wind and Fire Wheel – Emerging Artists Sextet Exhibition. There will be three duo solo gallery exhibitions consecutively from September 11 to October 20.

Artists will experiment freely, demonstrating youth and energy. We handpicked six fresh grad artists who performed excellently in their graduation exhibition. They are Nicole McCorkell, Livy LEUNG Hoi Nga, Glo CHAN Cheuk Yan, Ho Mei Mei from the Hong Kong Baptist University, also Jessie TAM Cheuk Lam and Jacky CHEUNG Tsz Ki from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Each of them dedicate to create a single set of work, developed on top of their graduation projects, in order to give a comprehensive impression and introducing themselves to the audience.

In the first round, from September 11 to 22, you will see the expressive oil paintings by Nicole McCorkell and Livy LEUNG Hoi Nga. McCorkell was awarded The Academy of Visual Art (AVA) Award. Her paintings unleash loads of emotions. She makes use of a second person point of view and mixed media to convey a sense of intimacy. Livy Leung won the Contemporary of Angela Li Art Award as well as the Winsor & Newton Award in 2018. Her work are also deeply emotional. She express sympathy to abstract events. In this exhibition, she establishes monuments for the lost objects in her paintings.

The second round, from September 26 to October 6, features the narrative installations about personal stories by Jessie TAM Cheuk Lam and Glo Chan Cheuk Yan. Tam records her dream sequences and materializes in various forms of installations. Her works are often temporal and crude, yet remain truthful to the unconscious emotion of the artist. In contrast, Chan is more conscious about her living situation. Inspired by the absurdity of life, Chan reflects upon her family hierarchy of power. Exceling in lens based media and printmaking, she records and intervenes in real life through site-specific practices. Round two of the Invincible Wind and Fire Wheel will present the audience with a new spatial impression.

In last round, October 9 to 20, we display the delicate control over image making in the drawing installations by Jacky CHEUNG Tsz Ki and HO Mei Mei. Cheung is highly skilled in different form of printmaking technique. He minimizes the motifs in the images, restraining emotions and emphasizing the existence of the objects. Ho further utilizes the abstract geometric forms to appreciate the beauty of curves. Her obsession of lines enable her to render unique compositions in her paintings and installations. Her compositions of the lines are pure visual experience that transcends words. Cheung and Ho will demonstrate their art practice of emotional repression.

無敵風火輪
新晉藝術家六重奏展覽

a.m. space
11.9-20.10.2018
中環鴨巴甸街24-26號興揚大廈1C室
遇見藝術家
星期五 九月十四日 | 下午七時至八時
星期五 九月廿八日 | 下午七時至八時
星期三 十月十日 | 下午七時至八時

閉幕講座
星期三 十月十日 | 下午六時至七時

a.m. space舉行《無敵風火輪》-新晉藝術家六重奏,馬拉松式連續舉行三個雙個展。展期為九月十一日至十月二十日。

年輕藝術家自由實驗,展現青春和活力。我們從2018年各大畢業展中挑選了六位表現傑出的新晉藝術畢業生。包括來自香港中文大學的譚綽琳和張梓祈,來自香港浸會大學的何美薇﹑陳卓甄﹑麥莉琪和梁凱雅。他們以畢業創作為本,發展出新一套作品,並在是次展覽中公諸於世。以藝術家的身分和完整呈現的作品面貌隆重登場。

Nicole McCorkell
You owe me a balloon
還欠我一顆氣球
oil and image transfer on canvas
油彩和照片移印
20cm x 20cm
2018
LEUNG Hoi Nga Livy
The final destination of the thing lost
失物的終點站
Oil on canvas
油彩布本
80cm x 100cm
2018

第一輪由九月十一日展出至廿二日,我們將展出麥莉琪和梁凱雅情感豐富的油畫。麥莉琪是視覺藝術學院獎得主。她澎湃的感情在畫面上洶湧而出。她用第二人稱的創作,好像在直接和觀眾對話,將最私密的內心戲和觀眾分享。發洩式的油彩筆觸下原來暗藏細緻而脆弱的圖像移印,在引領觀眾走入去她的內心窺探心事。梁凱雅是「李安姿當代空間藝術獎」及「溫莎牛頓藝術獎」得主,她認為:「現實太多事情發生,一切需要清清楚楚,使人應接不暇。」今次的作品將情感花在鎖碎事情上,為了丟失的物件立紀念碑。她創造寧靜的空間,即使是墓地,也可以讓人舒服地休息。

Chan Cheuk Yan Glo
Dear Baba
爸爸親啟 
Letter engraved on woodboard, video without sound 
木刻信件, 無聲影片 
Size variable, 10″17″ 2018

Tam Cheuk Lam
Have a sun bath, the sky about to rain
曬一曬那一片想要下雨的天空
Ink, pencil, charcoal, color pencil on cloth 墨,鉛筆, 炭條, 木顏色布本
180 x 221 cm 2018

第二輪由九月廿六日展出至十月六日,將由譚綽琳和陳卓甄以裝置藝術敍述自身故事。譚綽琳習慣記錄每晚的夢境,轉化為自己的裝置創作。她的作品有脆弱和不修邊幅的特質,然而卻更翊翊如生地實體化了潛藏的意識。相比之下,陳卓甄顯得更自覺地反思當代生活的處境。作品提取自生活中的荒謬性,陳卓甄記錄家庭權力關係,用表演和場地指定的藝術手法去主動介入生活。我們拭目以待兩位擅於空間掌控的藝術家如何利用畫廊的空間變化出自己的作品。

CHEUNG Tsz Ki
yet to be
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Mezzotint and aquatint on paper 美柔汀、飛塵,紙本
image 15 x 24 cm frame 31.5 x 41.5 cm
2018
HO Mei Mei
12:00a.m.
十二時
Ink on paper 墨紙本
38cm x 38cm
2018

第三輪由十月九日展出至十月二十日,張梓祈和何美薇將會展現極緻控制下繪畫和空間的對話。張梓祈交替運用各種銅版的製版技術,最少化畫面上符號的數量:鞋﹑彈珠、燈、暗光……「我在追求一種沒有能指和所指的畫面。」限制的符號抑壓住畫面會引發的情感反應,令人不得不直觀地面對客體的「存在」。何美薇進一步運用純抽象的線條,以形狀的美感達至曲線美。她執著地繪畫線條令她發掘到很多構圖上的可能性。這些獨特的畫面作為純視覺經驗比起多元素的作品更豐富。兩位藝術家會展現他們獨特的抑壓情感的藝術手法。