Residue does not refer to the left over in daily life. It is a psychological impact like ripples on a pond, formed by the unusual incidents which happen in history, entwinning and unabatedly echoing in one’s mind.
Residue is the detached part isolated from its main body. It is equivalent to either the fragments of brutal memories which are hard to look back on; or content which is buried or left aside intentionally or unintentionally.
Those dismemberments reveal themselves repeatedly in the form of scattered dots, broken lines and flaky layers; sometimes solid sometimes airy.
All artworks included in this exhibition were done with the most basic drawing mediums, graphite and charcoals on paper. At the same time, Louise Law was invited to make a poem which was an added visual element in this exhibition. The poem, titled “air is cooled”, was assembled from what she had described as “residue of emotions”. These “residue of emotions” were those transitional states of an idea, which lied between an embrace and abandonment. They often presented ambiguously. One could only be aware of it in absolute stillness.
Exhibition Period: 11 May – 29 July 2020
Venue : Jockey Club Atrium, G/F – 4/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre (2 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong)
Participating Artists : Argus FONG | Louise LEE | TANG Kwong San | June WONG
Participating Writer: Louise LAW
Curated by : Ivy MA (Lecturer / Program Coordinator, Hong Kong Art School)