Karin Weber Gallery

Law Man Lok: Almost a Bigger Book (David Hockney (SUMO))

Annebell Chan: Read

Chan Sai Lok: A Diary

Chun Sing Tse: Private Collection

Tse Yim On: Do You Remember Fung Chak House?

Clair Chan: How to LEGO 1 & 2

Stacey Chan: Pharmacist’s Practice Book

Michelle Lee: Travel Album (Taipei)

David Boyce: Untitled

Chino Ng: Stand around

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Exhibition Details

Exhibition

A BOOK ACT 1

Date + Time

3rd December 2022 to 14th January 2023

Location

Karin Weber Gallery

Opening Reception

Saturday, 3rd December 2022, 3-6pm

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Karin Weber Gallery is proud to collaborate with twenty mostly local artists in the largest group show in its history. ‘A Book Act’ consists of distinctive Acts 1 and 2 across a three month period from December 2022 to February 2023. Act 1 features mechanical installations, prints, and paintings, while Act 2 focuses on sound installations, augmented reality and three dimensional objects.

Employing a book theme as a starting point, the works of participating artists offer a highly diverse, thought provoking, and often entertaining discourse.

Artistic angles include the exploration of physical book characteristics, such as their covers, or the mechanism of page turning. Artists also frequently reference personal subjects, such as A Diary by Hong Kong artist Chan Sai Lok in conversation with himself, sex education manuals, or sticker collection albums. Hong Kong artist Law Man Lok shares his memory of being unable to afford David Hockney’s highly coveted A Bigger Book, which led him to recreating his own version in a more accessible format.

Books capture and inspire the imagination of their creator and their readers. A Book Act 1 & 2 witnesses how books find a new expression expressed as an art form.

 

Karin Weber Gallery is proud to collaborate with twenty mostly local artists in the largest group show in its history. ‘A Book Act’ consists of distinctive Acts 1 and 2 across a three month period from December 2022 to February 2023. Act 1 features mechanical installations, prints, and paintings, while Act 2 focuses on sound installations, augmented reality and three dimensional objects.

Employing a book theme as a starting point, the works of participating artists offer a highly diverse, thought provoking, and often entertaining discourse.

Artistic angles include the exploration of physical book characteristics, such as their covers, or the mechanism of page turning. Artists also frequently reference personal subjects, such as A Diary by Hong Kong artist Chan Sai Lok in conversation with himself, sex education manuals, or sticker collection albums. Hong Kong artist Law Man Lok shares his memory of being unable to afford David Hockney’s highly coveted A Bigger Book, which led him to recreating his own version in a more accessible format.

Books capture and inspire the imagination of their creator and their readers. A Book Act 1 & 2 witnesses how books find a new expression expressed as an art form.

 

About the Artists

David Boyce is a New Zealand-born and now New York-based conceptually driven visual artist. His work acknowledges a wide range of influences, from Renaissance artists to abstract impressionists, minimalists to postmodernists.

Annebell Chan (b.1993) graduated with BA (Hons) in Fine Arts co-presented by the Hong Kong Art School and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University, Australia. She creates sculptures, paintings, installations and films that engage with presenting humanity.

Chan Sai Lok is an artist and writer based in Hong Kong. He glides across fields of art and literary practice, education, art criticism and gender studies. Chan has been a finalist in the Sovereign Asian Art Prize and a winner of the UOB Art in Ink Award.

Clair Chan (b.1995) is a Hong Kong-based artist, a graduate from the Department of Fine Arts at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She often works in video and painting, creating art that reveals her feelings and imagination surrounding episodes in daily life.

Stacey Chan (b.1995, Australia) was a finalist in the YICCA International Contest for Contemporary Art in 2018. Recent shows include Gallery Exit, HK (2021), Karin Weber Gallery, HK (2020) and the Austrian Museum of Contemporary Art, Vienna (2019).

Law Man Lok (b. 1978) graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK (2007) and now lives and works in Hong Kong. With the influence of Conceptual and Pop art, Law’s works emphasize the synergy of imagination and criticality.

Michelle Lee (b. 1983, Hong Kong) obtained her Master of Fine Arts from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Affiliated with Hong Kong art group ‘Floating Projects’, she conceives a framework through archival research and creative practices in imaging and installation art.

Chino Ng (b. 1987, Hong Kong) graduated from the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University (2011). His work concerns personal imagination and experience of natural elements, focusing on texture, lights and reflections, colors, and weight.

Tse Chun Sing (b. 1995, Hong Kong) obtained his Bachelor of Arts from the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University, in 2017. He participated in an artist residency with the Sonic Transmission Artist Exchange Program at the Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Canada, in 2018.

Tse Yim On (b. 1974, Hong Kong) a local trained acrylic painter, combines contemporary art languages with pop culture and sub-culture in his works which reflect the inner vision of the artist. His work is in the collection of Hong Kong Museum of Art.