Artify Gallery opens its doors this summer to invite the public to Maison de Luxe, a group exhibition centered on the idea of how art and luxury living can harmonize together. The gallery will be transformed into different ‘rooms’, each replicating a house-style setting where the audience can visualize how the artwork might appear in their own homes. With a special summer discount on selected artworks, Artify Gallery encourages visitors to easily take home their favourite artwork into their own Maison de Luxe. The exhibition runs from 15 June to 19 August 2017.
Malaysian photographer Eiffel Chong returns with his Seascape series in the Chambre section of the gallery. The steady horizon line in each photograph connects the series together and creates a serene feeling that is suitable for this tranquil bedroom scene. Hungarian photographer Bence Bakonyi also features his artwork in this section of the gallery with his latest series of photographs captured along roadsides in Eastern European countries. In a room nearby is the nursery, called the Garderie. Here Sarah Tse’s whimsical drawings, etchings and lithographs depict fantastical scenes of animals, flowers and household objects, which are inspired by her own dreams and childhood memories. The Vestiaire, the dressing room area, houses Chinese ink paintings by Eve Leung. Her romantic paintings depict everyday objects, such as a freestanding mirror, light bulbs and a bathtub, yet it is their banality that makes them interesting, as the artist alters their functions and transforms them in a fantastical domestic setting. In the Salle d’etude, David Jasper Wong displays his mixed-media works, which are abstract-expressionist in style. Each piece appears almost like a crossword puzzle with four-letter words included in each, reminding the viewer to look to all sides of life, whether that be love, pain or beauty. Hong Kong artists Queenie Rosita Law and Veronica Lam showcase their multi-media works in the Salon. Each of their works are inspired by their many travels around the world, such as Law’s delicate depictions of sakura blossoms in Japan and Lam’s multiple exposure photography of a train ride through Sri Lanka and a valley in stunning Switzerland; a beautiful reminder and motivation to travel more in the family living room. In the Salle a manger, the dining room scene, Evan Wu exhibits Chinese ink paintings centered playfully on food as the subject. For instance, in her work Tea and Bun, Wu depicts two local delicacies, whilst also alluding to the activity and excitement at the Cheung Chai Bun Festival.
Each room in Maison de Luxe aims to inspire the audience to reflect on how artwork may appear in their own homes. With a special summer discount sale, the gallery hopes that visitors feel inspired to take the exhibited artwork back to their own homes, turning a once ordinary house into their own Maison de Luxe.
About the exhibition:
Maison de Luxe
Date: 15 June – 19 August 2017
Address: 10/F, Block A, Ming Pao Industrial Centre, 18 Ka Yip Street, Chai Wan
Opening Times: Tue – Fri 10am to 7pm; Sat 11am to 7pm; Closed on Sun, Mon & Public Holidays
Phone: +852 3543 1260