A Place in Time - Manny Yip & Kitty Kong Duo Exhibition
Manny Yip & Kitty Kong
- Tue 18-02-2020 to Sat 29-02-2020
Anita Chan Lai-ling Gallery
A Place in Time brings together works by two Hong Kong emerging artists, Manny Yip and Kitty Kong, who use the pure language of painting as a response to memory with respect to their childhood and their daily observations in the city.
The exhibition explores the fictional aspect of memory, embodying not only the artists’ autobiographical information but also the intimate and subliminal quality of places held by memory that gather new meanings and conflate the experiences of the past and present.
As two artists specialising in painting, Manny and Kitty adopt different approaches to reclaiming their places in time. Manny depicts ambiguous figures in subdued tones using acrylic paint, probing into the boundary that exists between forgetting and remembering in the context of her childhood. Turning to landscapes in the city, Kitty’s work rediscovers and transforms physical places into voids of imagination, interpretation and revelation. By selectively isolating objects and memories on paper, she creates a narrative connecting personal memory that unveils the everyday and overlooked.
About the artists
Yip Man, Manny
Yip Man (Manny) is a Hong Kong-based artist and art educator.
In 2017, Manny graduated with a BA in Fine Art from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University (co-presented with the Hong Kong Art School), majoring in Painting. That same year, she received the Reaching Out Award from the Hong Kong Education Bureau. She has been awarded artist residencies in Sofia, Bulgaria and Chicago, USA. Since 2016, Manny’s artworks have been bought by private collectors, gradually receiving recognition. She is currently available for commissions.
Kong Chun-nga, Kitty
Kong Chun-nga (Kitty) was born in, and is based in, Hong Kong. She completed her BA in Fine Art at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University (co-presented with the Hong Kong Art School) in 2017, and is currently enrolled in the MA in English (Literary Studies) at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. In 2017, she was invited to participate in two artist residencies, one in Spain and one in Finland. She received a scholarship from the Rome Art Program in 2015, and the Reaching Out Award from the HKSAR Education Bureau in 2017. Her works are in the collections of Bleak House Books and private collectors.
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