NEWSText: Satsuki Miyanishi

Michelle Lee Ho Wing, Invisible Cities Fourth Edition, 2013, Paper, pencil and oil on wood panel, 60 x 79 cm

Amelia Johnson Contemporary presents Detached Oeuvre, an exhibition of paintings by two emerging Hong Kong artists Michelle Lee Ho Wing and Chris Huen Sin Kan. The exhibition examines the city or environment we live in through the medium of painting.


“Invisible Cities” is the second series of paintings by Michelle Lee Ho Wing that interweave a historic piece of literature with the artist’s own imaginations to create visual representations. Based on the twenty-five cities depicted in the seminal novel by Italo Calvino, Michelle provides an alternative perspective which considers the text and signified city in the form of civil heraldry.

In search of an immensely vital existence through his painting, Chris Huen Sin Kan’s work expresses his passion in life, and consciousness of the trivial everyday things that take place in the city where he was born and grew up. He presents a thoughtful series of paintings entitled, “The Big Year” after the birding competition in which birders compete to see or hear the largest number of species of birds within a single calendar year. “The Big Year” does not merely inspire the artist and participants with intense passion, it also creates an escape from mundane life.

Detached Oeuvre
Date: September 12th – October 12th, 2013
Opening reception: September 18th 18:00 – 21:00
Place: Amelia Johnson Contemporary
Address: G/F 6-10 Shin Hing Street, Central, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2548 2286

Text: Satsuki Miyanishi

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