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"Edge of Hong Kong: Lui Chun Kwong, Almond Chu, David Clarke, Woody Lee and Chow Chun Fai"
2007-07-25 until 2007-08-30
Edge Gallery
Hong Kong, , HK Hong Kong

Edge Gallery is pleased to announce the first exhibition of the gallery by five Hong Kong Artists: Lui Chun Kwong, Almond Chu, David Clarke, Woody Lee & Chow Chun Fai at Edge Gallery. Opening reception will take place on Thursday 26 July, 2007, 6pm-9pm at Edge Gallery, G/F 60C Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. The city of Hong Kong now is a mass of intricately interlocking subsystems, just barely on the EDGE OF HONG KONG with metabolism of all sizes and rearranging the system just often enough to keep them poised on the edge of the right balance of stability and fluidity. EDGE OF HONG KONG is actually where complex systems go in order to solve a complex task. It is the place where we perform creativity.

EDGE OF HONG KONG will feature paintings, photographs and video by the five Hong Kong artists collectively sketching out a faint blueprint of the frontier edge of the Hong Kong art screen in response to the complicity now we Hong Kong experienced.

Artists present.

Artist Statement

“I think about the earth, big plains, rivers and seas. I am fascinated by big space… my aim is to make harmony and make it simple… My paintings reflect a change in my lifestyle: simple but rich.” – Lui Chun Kwong

“Reality is in fact a scenery of fabrication.” – Almond Chu

“I tend to photograph that which is familiar or close at hand, localities and situations where I am an inhabitant or participant rather than those to which I feel an outsider. I refuse the rhetoric of truthfulness and objectivity that photography of a documentary nature often claims, and deliberately produce images that declare a certain allegiance or reveal a specific personal viewpoint.” – David Clarke

“My works are not in pursuance of fashion but in quest for the truth. I am not depicting the vividness of fashion but describing the depth of fashion” – Woody Lee

“The classics are books which exercise a particular influence, both when they imprint themselves on our imagination as unforgettable, and when they hide in the layers of memory disguised as the individual’s or the collective unconscious.” –Why Read the CLASSICS? Italo Calvino, 1981 – Chow Chun Fai

Chow Chun Fai
Little Cheung - Kowloon City
2007, Enamel, Canvas,
100 (H) x 150 (W) cm

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