Karin Weber Gallery

David Boyce: Beauty In Danger 1

David Boyce: Beauty In Danger 2

David Boyce: Beauty In Danger 3

David Boyce: Beauty In Danger 4

David Boyce: Is There Much Of A Backstory?

David Boyce: Of Course I Should Talk With My Art Advisor First

David Boyce: How Strong Is Their Auction Record?

David Boyce: How To Be A Successful Artist: The White Male Version

David Boyce: Untitled: Why is it More Expensive? Triptych

David Boyce: I Can Make Multiples 1

David Boyce: I Can Make Multiples 2

David Boyce: I Can Make Multiples 3

David Boyce: I Can Make Multiples 4

David Boyce: Untitled: IKB With A Walking Line

Lau Hiu Tung: Bloody Cockles

Lau Hiu Tung: Get A Room

Lau Hiu Tung: Green Egg Island

Lau Hiu Tung: Happy Valley Recreation Ground

Lau Hiu Tung: Horse Mating

Lau Hiu Tung: If You Want To Be Happy, Be

Lau Hiu Tung: Just Leave Me Alone Already

Lau Hiu Tung: Night At Happy Valley

Lau Hiu Tung: Nightmare

Lau Hiu Tung: The Origin Of The World

Lau Hiu Tung: Tsing Ma Bridge

Lau Hiu Tung: You Don’t Have To Live Like A Swan

Installation Photo: 'A Cow's Head And A Horse's Jaw' installation shot 1

Installation Photo: 'A Cow's Head And A Horse's Jaw' installation shot 2

Installation Photo: 'A Cow's Head And A Horse's Jaw' installation shot 3

Installation Photo: 'A Cow's Head And A Horse's Jaw' installation shot 4

Installation Photo: 'A Cow's Head And A Horse's Jaw' installation shot 5

Installation Photo: 'A Cow's Head And A Horse's Jaw' installation shot 6

Exhibition Details

Exhibition

A Cow's Head And A Horse's Jaw

Date + Time

15th June to 24th July 2021

Location

Karin Weber Gallery

Opening Reception

Saturday, 12th June 2021, 3-6pm

Info

Karin Weber Gallery is excited to announce a joint exhibition by David Boyce and Hiu Tung Lau, two artists in dialogue who between them cover a multitude of artistic expressions and mediums, yet, at first glance could be considered a ‘cow’s head with a horse’s jaw’ to cite an old Chinese proverb.

Both artists come from entirely different backgrounds and career trajectories but share Hong Kong as their chosen place to live and work. All works in the show are recent and were created during the disruptive period of the global Covid-19 pandemic.

New Zealand born David Boyce adopts a globally focused, conceptual approach. Perhaps best known for his photography practice, Boyce’s works in this show provide a surprising departure from his preferred medium to explore alternative techniques and materials. His new pandemic – focused series Beauty in Danger fuses acrylic paint with velvet fabric and overlays these striking pieces with a sound accompaniment to create ­punchy multisensory works. In an alternative series, oil paintings this time, Boyce shines a humorous, yet perceptive light on the idiosyncrasies of the art world ecosystem with simple, text-based works such as Of Course I Should Talk With My Art Advisor First or I Can Make Multiples 1-4.

In contrast, Hiu Tung Lau’s artistic focus remains solidly on the process of painting and mark-making. Her expressionistic, colour fields canvases, executed with a broad, almost childlike brush draw from a palette of muted, earthy colours with occasional accents of pink, red and yellow to capture a range of highly personal emotions and the­­mes. If You Want To Be Happy, Be reminds us all to find peace and contentment in our everyday, whilst The Origin Of The World is a strong statement around femininity and gender.

Alongside these highly personal works, Lau also presents a range of observations of the Hong Kong cityscape, such as Tsing Ma Bridge and Happy Valley Recreation Ground.

 

About the Artists:

New Zealand born David Boyce (b. 1960) is a conceptually driven visual artist with strong photography roots. Recent exhibitions include ‘Works On Paper’, PRÉCÉDÉE, HK (2021), ‘From the Shoulders of Giants’, Blindspot Gallery, HK (2013), ‘Grottos, Shrines and Sacred Spaces’, Thermostat Gallery, Palmerston North, New Zealand (2013). David’s work is held in a number of private and corporate collections in New Zealand, North America, Europe and Asia.

Hong Kong artist Hiu Tung Lau (HK, b.1985) received her BFA in Painting at the School of Visual Arts in New York, USA and MA in Painting at Royal College of Art in London, UK. Recent exhibitions include ‘Don’t Forget To Look At The Moon’, Alice Folker Gallery in Denmark (2020), ‘Dramas Of The Human Heart’, Hong Kong Fringe Club (2020) and ‘A’fair’, Hong Kong (2020).

 

Karin Weber Gallery is excited to announce a joint exhibition by David Boyce and Hiu Tung Lau, two artists in dialogue who between them cover a multitude of artistic expressions and mediums, yet, at first glance could be considered a ‘cow’s head with a horse’s jaw’ to cite an old Chinese proverb.

Both artists come from entirely different backgrounds and career trajectories but share Hong Kong as their chosen place to live and work. All works in the show are recent and were created during the disruptive period of the global Covid-19 pandemic.

New Zealand born David Boyce adopts a globally focused, conceptual approach. Perhaps best known for his photography practice, Boyce’s works in this show provide a surprising departure from his preferred medium to explore alternative techniques and materials. His new pandemic – focused series Beauty in Danger fuses acrylic paint with velvet fabric and overlays these striking pieces with a sound accompaniment to create ­punchy multisensory works. In an alternative series, oil paintings this time, Boyce shines a humorous, yet perceptive light on the idiosyncrasies of the art world ecosystem with simple, text-based works such as Of Course I Should Talk With My Art Advisor First or I Can Make Multiples 1-4.

In contrast, Hiu Tung Lau’s artistic focus remains solidly on the process of painting and mark-making. Her expressionistic, colour fields canvases, executed with a broad, almost childlike brush draw from a palette of muted, earthy colours with occasional accents of pink, red and yellow to capture a range of highly personal emotions and the­­mes. If You Want To Be Happy, Be reminds us all to find peace and contentment in our everyday, whilst The Origin Of The World is a strong statement around femininity and gender.

Alongside these highly personal works, Lau also presents a range of observations of the Hong Kong cityscape, such as Tsing Ma Bridge and Happy Valley Recreation Ground.

 

About the Artists:

New Zealand born David Boyce (b. 1960) is a conceptually driven visual artist with strong photography roots. Recent exhibitions include ‘Works On Paper’, PRÉCÉDÉE, HK (2021), ‘From the Shoulders of Giants’, Blindspot Gallery, HK (2013), ‘Grottos, Shrines and Sacred Spaces’, Thermostat Gallery, Palmerston North, New Zealand (2013). David’s work is held in a number of private and corporate collections in New Zealand, North America, Europe and Asia.

Hong Kong artist Hiu Tung Lau (HK, b.1985) received her BFA in Painting at the School of Visual Arts in New York, USA and MA in Painting at Royal College of Art in London, UK. Recent exhibitions include ‘Don’t Forget To Look At The Moon’, Alice Folker Gallery in Denmark (2020), ‘Dramas Of The Human Heart’, Hong Kong Fringe Club (2020) and ‘A’fair’, Hong Kong (2020).