Updated: Sep 19
We've handpicked some art exhibitions and events to check out this June. Read on to discover more.
10 Chancery Lane Gallery: Faces Of Gaia
10 Chancery Lane Gallery is proud to present FACES OF GAIA, featuring four women artists Zoë Marden, Christine Nguyen, Katrina Leigh Mendoza Raimann and Jessica Zoob.
Coinciding with the UN World Ocean’s Day June 8th, the exhibition brings together four women artists whose works suggest the many faces of Gaia, Earth Goddess of Greek mythology. and ancestral mother of all life. Each of the selected artists have practices linked closely to their experiences of nature and its rhythms, incorporating individual sensibilities to reflect the many faces of Gaia. The exhibition highlights Gaia as a complex intertwining of phenomena that as both maker and destroyer creates the harmony of life. Further explained in scientific circles, the Gaia hypothesis posits that Earth, and its biological systems, behave as a huge single entity. This entity has closely controlled self-regulatory negative feedback loops that keep the conditions on the planet within boundaries that are favorable to life. ‘The Faces of Gaia’ proposes the transformative nature of the Earth Goddess in all her strength to bring restorative balance to the whole.
The exhibition opens on June 8, UN World Ocean’s Day 2023, adding its voice to calls from around the world to protect the earth. Furthermore 10 Chancery Lane will continue its long term support of Oceanic Global, an NGO committed to protecting the Ocean, by donating a portion of the proceeds from the exhibition.
When: 8th June - 22nd July 2023
Image: courtesy 10 Chancery Lane Gallery
10 Chancery Lane, SOHO, Central
Young Soy Gallery: Off Skin
Young Soy Gallery is proud to present “Off Skin”, a show championing the craftsmanship, and artistry of tattoo artists. The only catch is that the body of work being exhibited will not be on a body at all. Instead, the seven artists, Iris Yung, Jonathan Tsang, Pong Tse, Lexi Liu, Ray Li, Rikakorp and Ross Turpin will be manifesting their concepts using more traditional materials such as canvas, acrylic, paper and much more. As a result, these artists continue to revolutionise the tradition of mark-making in tattooing by transcending the limitations of skin.
When: 15th June - 2nd July 2023
Image: courtesy Young Soy Gallery
Kong, G/F 3 Staunton Street, Central
Square Street Gallery: Phantasmagoria
Square Street Gallery is pleased to present Phantasmagoria, a solo exhibition by Kary Kwok. Marking the Hong Kong artist’s first solo presentation at a commercial gallery in over two decades, Kwok will showcase a series of black-and-white nude self-portraits from 1993. Kwok’s series was inspired by the mystical erotic drawing The Hermaphrodite-Angel of Peladan (c. 1950s) by American artist Raymond Carrance (1921–88)—also known under his pseudonym Czanara—which references a French Occult Revivalist who found radicality in the androgyne. Here, Kwok situates himself in the corner of his studio sporting minimal makeup and costumes. His gaze unaverted, he guides his body to reach the limits of gender.
When: 16th June 2023 - 29 July 2023
Image: courtesy Square Street Gallery
21 Square St, Sheung Wan
Mini Central Hotel: Play with Boundary
In this solo exhibition "Play With Boundary", Lau King would like to present her contemplation, exploration, cognition and integration of boundaries through the eyes of photography. Perceiving photography as a manifestation of the subconscious and the externalisation of inner emotions, Lau King explores the 3-dimensional world with her intuitive flash of mind in the sense of aesthetics and imaginary. Under years of self-discovery, Lau King finds her own unique language and self-expression through her eyes of the world.
When: 15th June - 13th July 2023
Image: Courtesy of Lau King
Mini Central Hotel Lobby, 38 Ice House Street, Central, HK
JPS Gallery: Summer Breeze
JPS Gallery is thrilled to present Summer Breeze, a solo exhibition of August Vilella, which will be on view at the gallery’s Hong Kong location in LANDMARK ATRIUM. After his recent shows in Art Basel Miami, Art Basel Hong Kong, and TEFAF New York, this exhibition is a continuation of August’s solo exhibition Autumn Dreams in 2021. It marks the artist’s evolution of art and showcases his astonishing new works, which depict dreamy summer imagery inspired by the constantly changing seasons. August’s new series features his signature big-eyed characters, leading viewers to be entranced in surreal and intuitive meditation.
When: 9th June - 7th July 2023
Image: courtesy JPS Gallery
Shops 218 - 219, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen's Road Central, Central
The Stroll Gallery: The Green Room
The Stroll Gallery, which has been passionate about supporting young Korean artists, will open a solo exhibition with Lee Na. With the start of summer in June, the exhibition is named “때마침 초록; The Green Room”.
In this exhibition, you can admire a total of 11 of her paintings, influenced by her childhood memories and imagination. The paintings will help you remember your childhood in nature. The figures in the artworks will help you to dive into the artist’s world, where emotions, relationships and the environment are drawn in detail.
The drawings have captured a beautiful nature with children running freely in the fruit green forest. It is also full of the beauty of nature and life. It also stimulates your imagination as the figure in the swimming pool remind you of the hot summer in the blue swimming pool of your childhood.
With Na Lee’s artwork telling stories with her colours, we hope you will have the opportunities to pay attention to the green message of childhood.
When: 9th June - 29th July 2023
Image: courtesy of the Stroll Gallery
Unit 504, 5/F, Vanta Industrial Centre, No. 21-33 Tai Lin Pai Road, Kwai Chung
Over The Influence: Safe Spaces
Over the Influence is delighted to present LA-based artist Cha Yuree’s second solo exhibition with the gallery and her first in Asia, Safe Spaces. The exhibition opens on 27 May and will remain on view through 30 June, 2023.
If Cha’s last exhibition embraced an ecstatic movement out of the self toward connection and communion with nature, then this exhibition attends to the opposite, the process of going inward to cultivate presence and attention. The paintings presented here give physical form to cerebral or internal experiences, capturing moments of reflection, reverie, and rest. There’s a sense of intimacy and serenity in the scenes that begets the impression of witnessing something private and profound, a rare glance into another’s secret world.
When: 25th May - 30th June 2023
Image: Courtesy Over The Influence
G/F – 2/F, 52 Wyndham Street, Central.
Pace Gallery: Joel Shapiro
On view from June 9 to July 20, the show—which will examine Shapiro’s practice from the 1990s to the present day—marks the artist’s first solo presentation in Hong Kong.
Shapiro, who has maintained a deep interest in exploring—and occasionally erasing—the line between abstraction and figuration, has also been preoccupied with the ways in which sculpture can engage and activate landscape and architecture. By utilizing various materials and procedures throughout his career, Shapiro has ceaselessly explored sculpture’s capacity to alter one’s sense of space, scale, and physicality.
Shapiro’s upcoming exhibition in Hong Kong will bring together various sculptures in wood and bronze that highlight aspects of gravity, mass, and form in the artist’s work over the past 30 years. The show will begin with two sculptures created by Shapiro in the 1990s, including a large-scale bronze from 1994–95 that draws one’s attention to the floor as well as a subtly-painted wood sculpture consisting of two entwined figures that in turn draws the viewer’s gaze up the wall of the room. A more recent, partially painted wood sculpture meanwhile appears to be frozen, mid-dash, in the middle of the space.
When: 9th June - 20th July 2023
Photograph: courtesy Pace Gallery
12/F H Queen's, 80 Queen's Road Central, Central.
Flowers Gallery: Mirror
Tomona Matsukawa's first exhibition in Hong Kong is a new series of intertextually-linked photographs and paintings, which explores the changing nature of family relationships, especially the complexities of motherhood and daughterhood, while questioning the meaning of face-to-face meeting in contemporary society. The title implies that parents expect their children to mimic their behaviour, like a reflection in the mirror. The artist’s work is based on interviews with women of her generation, and she derives titles and motifs from striking phrases in these conversations.
When: 8th June - 15th July 2023
Image: courtesy Flowers Gallery
49 Tung Street, Sheung Wan.
Grotto SKW: Home And Away Cont.
“Home and Away cont.” is an exhibition focusing on the pervasively uncanny changes that have occurred in the past years. At its core, it is a reflection of the artist’s mentality towards these unpredictably shifting times. Yet in retrospect, Chak's paintings and drawings are not aimed at conveying a particular message. Rather it can be considered as an open-ended search-- an introspection for who we are. Through the process of rationalization, the artist and the audience are being transformed; while we try to decipher the meaning behind the visuals, we have been reconstituted by becoming a part of the recreation, or the outcome of the contextual internalization.
When: 3rd June 2023 - 24th June 2023
Image: courtesy Grotto SKW
2/f, East 17, 17 Main Street East, Shau Kei Wan https://www.grottofineart.com