Leon Polk Smith: Prairie Moon

Prairie Moon is a solo exhibition of works by the Indian artist Leon Polk Smith, which is organized by the curator, writer, and art historian, Lynn Zelevansky.

Although recognized as a pioneer of American hard-edged painting and his innovative abstract paintings in the 1950s were extremely influential, Smith, who was born in Oklahoma, was often not appreciated during his life. This exhibition showcases the work of his mature career in nearly 50 years, from his struggle with Mondrian’s legacy to his influence on abstract language, and his recognition of the Oklahoma rural prairie in his later years. Influence, where he grew up, and the importance of his Cherokee legacy.

The works in the exhibition follow his artistic trajectory. In his earliest work “Untitled” (1949), he worked with Mondrian’s primary colors, using strong black lines to outline the red, yellow, and white spaces within the grid. However, the large blue area on the left side of the work creates a sense of depth, contrary to the old artist’s insistence on-grid a shallow space. Black White Repeat with Red No. 2 of 1953 is part of a series of tondos with a black and white grid with red or yellow in the upper quadrant, continuing his work using Mondrian grids and primary colors, but in this painting It is a close-up view of the rupture-the event of the grid splitting, widening the space at the rupture point, allowing the perception of the subtle roundness of the image, reflecting the curve of the sphere. He has been looking for a way to introduce curves into the Mondrian grid, and this is a step towards this goal.

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Maurice Sievan

Maurice Sievan is an artist of the New York School, spanning the turn of the 20th century through the 1970s, became most known for his distinctive landscape works during the period.

His first retrospective was held in 1974 at the Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows, then another large retrospective exhibition was held at the Museum of the City of New York in 1997. His work was exhibited in 2004 at MB Fine Art in Los Angeles, California.

His iconic abstract works of the 50s and 60s represent some of his best and most famous works. Sievan’s large abstract paintings foreshadow the color gamut painters of the 1970s, resonating with awe-inspiring, subtle beauty and unusual harmony. For these powerful works with depth, personality and integrity, they occupy a special and very special place in the history of American painting, and their extraordinary achievements deserve public praise.

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Jon Poblador: Repetition is a Form of Change

Repetition is a Form of Change is a solo exhibition by the American artist Jon Poblador, which through his works to expresses the meditative characteristics of repeated marking.

Prayer, meditation, and rituals are the foundation of many religions. They are essentially different forms of repetition, perhaps, this is one of the ways for people to connect with God. The artist regards his paintings and drawings as religious works of art. Marks, geometric figures and grids are prayers repeated again and again. Anything that is repeated will always form a certain pattern. He mainly uses geometric shapes because its orderliness appeals to me. Therefore, when the shape of the straight line is repeated, the grid structure will naturally appear.

He encourages the viewer to experience at his works in a simple way, the formal characteristics of shape, line, color, texture, etc. There is no performance, no narrative, and no illusion of anything else. However, the framework of the grid is an important factor that links them together.

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Monster Chetwynd: Bat Opera Hong Kong

Bat Opera Hong Kong is the first exhibition in Hong Kong of British artist Monster Chetwynd, which studies the important role of bats in humans, economy, and excitement for excellent quality, they have their own echolocation, flight, existence, night pollinators and insectivores, monsters. Hope to beautify these animals and promote them, into a more glorious position. Bats are indispensable in many economies, but they also share several things in common with humans.

The artist interprets them as ecological warriors, who can correct the balance of the world, empower the important participants in the mission of the earth, and all the incredible biodiversity continue to survive. On display are two installations and sixteen paintings called Bat Opera. Part of the work in progress is a series of works that the artist began to create in 2003 while studying for a master’s degree, exploring what is the contradiction between art and the valuable themes in animals’ quality.

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Space and Memory

Space and Memory is a group exhibition by 3 local Hong Kong emerging artists Tang Kwong-san, Szelit Cheung, and Tap Chan, which investigating the ways in which spaces related to identity, dreams and memories are represented, perceived and imagined opens the door to reflection and contemplation.

Tang considers his family heritage and personal identity, often uses the South China Sea as a historical space. Through his monochrome graphite works reorganizing and reinterpreting the collective and personal archives, that is not only done he laboriously copy original materials, photos, and documentary stills, he also changed them by reimagining the positives as negatives, evoking a sense of nostalgia.

Cheung’s works play with light, shadow, and color, making the space abstract, eternal, and placeless. he draws inspiration from the imagination and fragments of geographical memory, and through repeated experiments on shadows, geometry, and light, he outlines the emptiness of space, which loves emptiness and cleanliness, brings a sense of loneliness through the proper use of fragments and reduces the space to its most essential state.

Chan’s sculpture contrasts sharply with Cheung and Tang’s two-dimensional works. She is keen to explore the boundaries of insomnia and daily life, using industrial materials to create incredible sculptural forms that refer to the home space, forming a dreamlike theater, like a heterotopia. This term describes both real and virtual. space.

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