'INTO THE WOODS'
with Michael Kenna, Michael Wolf, Koon Wai-Bong, Sarah Lai, Ho Fan, Riitta Kuisma, and Sarah Lai
Extended until 26 March 2016.
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
HONG KONG – BLUE LOTUS GALLERY is pleased to present ‘Into the Woods’, a group exhibition with artists Michael Kenna, Koon Wai-Bong, Sarah Lai, Riitta Kuisma, and Sarah Lai marking the first exhibition at Blue Lotus newly re-opened Gallery.
“INTO THE WOODS’ connects various artists simply by a mysterious mood as if encountering a new and different world after crawling through the rabbit hole like Alice did in Wonderland.
In Chinese culture wood is knows as one ofthe chinese 5 elements. The predominant attributes are considered to be strength and flexibility, as with bamboo. The wood is one that seeks always to grow and expand. Wood heralds the beginning of life, springtime and buds, sensuality and fecundity.
Sarah Greene is not a newcomer to Hong Kong’s art scene. In 2007 she opened Blue Lotus Gallery in Fotan, an area buzzing with a then newly emerging Hong Kong art scene. The gallery hosted important exhibitions marking the start of careers of artists such as Koon Wai Bong, Trevor Yeung, Sarah Lai and many others. In 2012 Sarah Greene became director of AO Vertical, an initiative by Hong Kong’s leading publishing house Asia One where she organised about 15 solo and group exhibitions mainly in the field of photography with artists such as Ho Fan, Anton Kusters and Michael Wolf.
The exhibition recaps past endeavours and future aspirations of the gallery. As per Sarah Greene; “Hong Kong has always been the thread through my exhibitions over all the years. This is something that will remain. Yet, in the last few years I had the great privilege to work with some of Hong Kong’s best photographers through which I embarked onto a new journey, a road I want to keep further exploring.” Blue Lotus always has been the gallery (re)discovering exiting talent and more often than not available at accessible price point with many works under HK$30,000 even if made by famous masters.
Michael Kenna will for the occasion be present and sign his latest book: ‘Forms of Japan’, printed by Prestel. While Michael Wolf, also based in Chai Wan will open his doors that day.
Blue Lotus Gallery 1606 Chai Wan Industrial City, 60 Wing Tai Street, Chai Wan Hong Kong.
Easiest to reach by express bus 788 from Central (stops right in front of the building), bus 789 from Admiralty (lighten at Sheung On Street), 8P from Wan Chai (lighten at Sheung On Street) or taxi from Chai Wan MTR.
Open Thursday - Saturday 11 am to 6 pm, otherwise on appointment.
Only few copies of Michael Kenna's latest book are still available at the gallery...
‘Forms of Japan’ - MICHAEL KENNA, YVONNE MEYER-LOHR,
published by Prestel
Hardcover, 304 pages, ISBN: 978-3-7913-8162-6
This beautiful book presents a meditative, arresting, and dazzling collection of 240 black-and-white images of Japan, made over almost 30 years by the internationally renowned photographer Michael Kenna.
Copies can be purchased in the gallery or online by dropping Sarah an email on firstname.lastname@example.org