A group showing featuring original works by:
Leah Clough (HK)
Jewelle Yeung (HK )
Opening reception in conjunction with ARTWALK 2014
Tickets are $400 and will be for sale at the door. Proceeds go to Society for Community Organization.
Wednesday March 12th, 2014 from 4:30 – 11:30 PM
Exhibition dates: March 12 – April 26, 2014
NEW LOCATION: 5 – 13 First St, Ground Floor, Sai Ying Pun, HK
Both of Philippines and Hong Kong decent, these two Hong Kong based artists present their parallel perspectives on life and nature.
Parallel X is an exhibition of joint inspiration - decay, growth, evolution, and rebirth - approached in two different styles of art and thought. It is two fellow artists, with similar international backgrounds and subject matter to match, finally crossing paths. This show is a surprise conversation of mutual ideas, shared collected images, words and the result in which the two artists use them.
When Leah Clough draws she uses words to direct her. The themes the artists chose reminded her of the book Life after Life and specifically a line – ‘her helpless little heart was beating wildly, a bird trapped in her chest.’ A beating heart, birds wings, lungs breathing, renewing life, plants thriving, flowers hung out to dry, are all images in Clough’s head for the drawings that comprise this exhibition. Each one starts the same but ends differently – a series of regenerated hearts and imagined nature let loose and evolving; they are plays on different paths of invention and ideas drawn.
For Jewelle Yeung, after experiencing the aftermath and relief of the recent Typhoon (Haiyan) in the Philippines she was inspired by the regeneration of the environment both physically and emotionally. As with all change, and the concept of evolution, she has been playing with the idea that through the deterioration of old life, new life spawns in its place creating a never-ending process. Yeung is obsessed with the beauty that comes with growth and decay, bringing new light to something so dark. By combining the decay of botanical organisms (the most generic representation of life) with the vibrancy and movement of birds, embodying the idea of freedom, she brings forth something familiar and unfamiliar at the same time, with its uncertainty causing the viewer to rely on instinct and emotion.
About Leah Clough
Leah Clough is a Hong Kong born artist with roots from the Philippines and England. Primarily working in pen and ink she creates intricate drawings that are characterized by their extreme detail of lines and floral imagery. With a background degree of Drawing and Applied Arts and a Masters in Fine Art Drawing, she has shown in London, Croatia and Hong Kong. Her work plays to the animal and alluring side of plant life. By using shapes and textures found in exotic flora and marine organisms she creates drawings of hybrid and embellished flowers that expand once they hit the paper and grow into a mass of bio fiction greenery.
About Jewelle Yeung
Born in 1983 in Hong Kong, Jewelle spent her formative years split between Hong Kong, London, and the Philippines. Jewelle’s paintings often deal with the space between reality and the dream, constantly influenced by changing landscapes and different energies that coexist on the same plain. She is intrigued by the dichotomy of the conscious mind and the connection this has with emotion. Inspired by nature and the notion of the unknown, Jewelle uses vivid strokes and soft blends through oil, to create subliminal landscapes with morphed representations of familiar organisms, encapsulating the transition between reality and the surreal.
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