Best Galleries and Art Exhibitions in Hong Kong to Check Out This June 2023
June 12, 2023
From dreamlike scenes spun out of delightful pastels and whimsical brushstrokes, to multimedia tributes to Mother Earth in all her powerful beauty - here are the best art galleries and exhibitions to visit in Hong Kong to catch during this month of June 2023.
‘Safe Spaces’ by Cha Yuree - Now until June 30
Over the Influence presents Safe Spaces, Cha Yuree’s second solo exhibition with the gallery, and her first in Asia. This L.A-based artist’s latest collection represents a departure from her previous work, which focused on the connection between humans and nature. Instead, Safe Spaces aims to explore the inward journey towards mindfulness and presence. Through her paintings, Cha brings to life the cerebral and internal experiences of reflection, rest, and daydreaming. These intimate and serene scenes offer a glimpse into a private and profound world.
Cha’s signature super-saturated palette is replaced with soft pastels, seafoam green, pastel pink, and lilac, lending the works a dreamy and chimeric quality. Her masterful use of light and shade, as well as her ability to imbue objects with a luminescence that seems to radiate from within, further emphasizes this effect.
Where: Over the Influence, G/F – 2/F, 52 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
‘Blossoming Impressionism II: Chen Yi Ching & Brenda Hong’ - Now to June 30
Inspired by nature, “Blossoming Impressionism II” features artworks by Chen Yi-Ching and Brenda Hong, both artists that have adopted an impressionistic approach to their creations. An associated project with the French May Arts Festival 2023, the artists’ creations are expressed through Hong’s ink and color and Chen’s unique forms and substances on paper. The result is a meditative and harmonious atmosphere that showcases the artists’ inner peace and mental landscapes.
Chen Yi-Ching uses her unique nihon-ga technique to express the transience of life and the beauty of nature. She believes that nature is a parallel to human life and her paintings reflect this belief. Brenda Hong’s art is a process of restoration and spiritual healing. She believes that by observing and understanding life, we can discover living sensory entities that can be transformed into subjective emotions.
Where: Gallerie Koo, 7/F Vogue Building, 67 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
‘Faces of Gaia’ at 10 Chancery Lane - Now to July 22
"Faces of Gaia" is an exhibition that explores the power of Gaia, the Earth Goddess in Greek mythology. This exhibition showcases how Gaia, the ancestral mother of all life, creates and destroys to bring harmony to life through fluid natural phenomena. The exhibition features four talented women artists, Zoë Marden, Christine Nguyen, Katrina Leigh Mendoza Raimann, and Jessica Zoob, whose practices are closely linked to nature and its rhythms. Each of them brings their unique perspective to their art, reflecting the many faces of Gaia.
Opening on UN World Ocean Day on June 8, the exhibition aims to raise awareness and support Oceanic Global, an NGO committed to protecting the ocean. Additionally, a portion of the proceeds from the exhibition will be donated to the NGO.
Where: 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, 10 Chancery Lane, Central, Hong Kong
‘때마침 초록; The Green Room’ at The Stroll Gallery - Now to July 29
In support of young Korean artists, The Stroll Gallery presents Lee Na’s latest solo exhibition. As summer approaches, visitors can enjoy a collection of 11 paintings inspired by Na's childhood memories and imagination. The artwork serves as a gentle reminder of the beauty of nature in our nostalgia, with depictions of children playing care in lush green forests and swimming in crystal blue pools.
Na's attention to detail invites viewers to dive into her world, where emotions, relationships, and the environment are all intricately intertwined. Her use of color – particularly green - tells a story that will leave a lasting impression and a smile on your face.
Where: The Stroll Gallery, Unit 504, 5/F, Vanta Industrial Centre, No. 21-33 Tai Lin Pai Road, Kwai Chung, Kowloon
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