Beyond the Frame
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Project supported by JCCAC’s Professor Mayching Kao Arts Development Fund
24 October - 12 November 2023
Yrellag Gallery is proud to present “Beyond the Frame”, a solo exhibition by Hong Kong artist Lam Hau-yi, curated by Cheung Yung, showcasing five sets of ceramics and prints, capturing the artist's everyday habits while navigating the city. Through the perspective of window frames, Lam offers a glimpse of cityscapes, transforming the bustling and chaotic city into moments of tranquillity. Visitors are invited to immerse themselves in the artistic imagery.
“The Chinese garden, to the scholar, is nothing but a wonderland of fantastic dreams that come true and a little world of make believe, and can thus be truly called an art of deception.”
Tung Chuin, Glimpses of Gardens in Eastern China
In the past, Chinese garden served as places of seclusion, offering brief respite from reality. Like a great hermit living in seclusion in the city, the artist views the city as her own garden, roaming through it. The landscapes in her vision are fragmented and blurred, chopped by the framed wall openings. Yet just beyond each wall, every narrow window view opens expansively, seeming to illuminate a way forward from darkness into light. Through these apertures, shifting views with each step, she aims to record the movement of her gaze by depicting the continuous narrative space and scope of vision. She hopes to provide a kind of visually manipulated experience through her artworks.
Lam Hau-yi’s works often evoke a serene atmosphere. Skilled in Chinese fine brush painting, ceramics, and printmaking, her creation process begins from feeling, and becomes increasingly methodical - refining materials, stripping away excess and distilling introspective imagery.
However, the accidental material variations become enticing unknowns, leaving the wall openings blank and undefined.
The exhibition opening will be held on October 27, 2023 (Friday), from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and will be on view until November 12, 2023. The artist will be present during the opening.
Yrellag Gallery 為你呈獻香港藝術家林巧𠒇的個人展覽 --《範圍之外》，由張蓉策劃，展出5組陶藝和版畫的作品，呈現藝術家遊走城市時的小習慣 – 透過窗格看城市景觀，讓嘈雜紛擾的城市淡化成片刻的寧靜，並邀請觀眾親歷其意境。
本展將於 2023 年 10 月 27 日（星期五）下午 6 時至晚上 8 時舉行開幕酒會，屆時藝術家將親臨現場，展期由 2023 年 10月 24 日至2023 年 11 月 12 日。