The 5th Summer 《第五個夏天》: June WONG Solo Exhibition 黃小玲個人作品展

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兩組作品分別題為《回去》(2019)及《關於夏天的一張畫》 (2018)。前者應該是表達對近年中國於香港「霸王硬上弓」式融合的個人體會;後者似乎是表達我們作為香港人被疑似(香港)人折騰的無奈心聲。香港一貫的多姿多采,在June的作品沒有出現,取而代之是過度的單色調。這種色調就彷彿成為五個夏天的總結,並預視了今個夏天也是沉鬱告終。


‧About the exhibition‧

What does “The 5th Summer” mean? This name does not specify an exact beginning or an end. If we look back at the past five years, we can assume that the first of the five summers began in 2014. 2014 truly was an evocative year, which can also be said for 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. Whereby, 2019 may be an even more evocative year than the past.

The theme of the exhibition, Summer, sounds very abstract, but the artworks within are not abstract at all. Instead, every piece of work possesses a deep, nebulous and equivocal manner. The exhibition will feature two sets of stop motion artworks, one set completed last year and the latter in this year. The artist June, WONG Siu Ling, integrates a series of sketches and collages to create her stop motion pieces, which feature images and sounds of everyday life. Yet, through the use of a monochromatic palette and a series of photomontage, June is able to reflect the sense of melancholy in everyday life.

The stop motion pieces are called “Return” (2019) and “Draw A Summer” (2018). These pieces both seem to allude to the way China has been forcefully attempting to encroach on Hong Kong in recent years. It may also allude to the helplessness that most Hong Kongers feel, when we are tortured (by those so-called Hong Kongers). The typical vibrant scenes of Hong Kong cannot be found in June’s work, but are replaced by monochrome images of dull and mundane scenes. The choice of this monochrome palette marks the ending of the five summers, and also foreshadows that the summer of 2019 will also end in desolation.

The exhibition will officially be open on 22nd June, 2019 (Saturday) and end on 15th July, 2019. The exhibition is free of charge and everyone is welcome. The artist, June, will be at the official opening ceremony, where all are welcome to attend, to meet her and to share with her your thoughts on the exhibition.

黃小玲生於香港,2018年於香港藝術學院及澳洲皇家墨爾本理工大學藝術文學士畢業,主修繪畫。2010年畢業於香港理工大學護理學理學士。她主要以繪畫和動畫為創作媒介探索日常生活。黃小玲為2018年度香港藝術學院及澳洲皇家墨爾本理工大學合辦之藝術文學士畢業生之「C & G獎」得主。

「C & G獎」 於2018年由C&G藝術單位設立,頒予每年度香港藝術學院及澳洲皇家墨爾本理工大學合辦之藝術文學士畢業生中一位具潛質的藝術工作者,提供現金資助及一個個展機會。

About the artist:
June, WONG Siu Ling was born in Hong Kong. She graduated in 2018 with a Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting Major) from Hong Kong Art School & RMIT University and received a Higher Diploma in Fine Art from Hong Kong Art School in 2014. She obtained her Bachelor of Nursing in Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2010. She focuses on the theme of city life and daily living. Moving image and drawing are her major medium. In 2018, June was the recipient of the “C&G Award”, an award jointly presented by the Hong Kong Art School and RMIT University.

The “C&G Award” was established by C&G Artpartment in 2018. Every year, it is presented to one B.A. (Fine Arts) graduate, from Hong Kong Art School and RMIT University, who has extraordinary potential in the arts. This is a cash award, as well as an award providing an opportunity for the winner to have a solo exhibition.

開幕時間: 2019年6月22日 (六) 6:00 pm
展覽日期: 2019年6月22日 至7月15日
(星期二、三、公眾假期 及 5月13日(國際請病假日)休息)
展覽時間 2:00 - 7:00 pm
展覽地點 香港九龍太子西洋菜南街222號三字樓 C&G 藝術單位

Opening June 22th, 2019 (Sat) 6:00 pm
Exhibition Dates: June 22 - July 15, 2019
(Close on Tue, Wed, Public Holiday and May 13 (International Sick Leave Day) )
Exhibition Hours: 2:00 - 7:00 pm
Exhibition Venue: C&G Artpartment, 3/F, 222 Sai Yeung Choi St. South, Prince Edward, KLN, HK

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