Revelation, a solo exhibition by Chinese female artist Pang Tao (b. 1934), features a selection of paintings from the 1970s to the present. This show aims to illuminate Pang’s original artistic experimentations in the historical context of Chinese contemporary art.
Central Hong Kong, Pearl Lam Galleries Hong Kong Pedder Building 12 Pedder StreetMap & Full Hours
Opening Reception: Thursday, Jun. 20th, 6pm -8pm
Pang Tao is the daughter of Pang Xunqin and Qiu Ti, two important members of the early Chinese avant-garde art group the Storm Society (Jue Lan She), which was formed in the 1930s. The artistic life of Pang had long been nourished by her parents as well as the generation of artists from before 1949, who were devoted to modern art since the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition title, Revelation, is taken from Pang’s notable series Revelation of Bronze that she began in the early 1980s and continued into the new millennium. The series serves as a significant point of departure when Pang consciously moved away from realism towards full abstraction. In this groundbreaking series, Pang flattens the imagery of bronzeware from the Shang dynasty in a meticulous manner and develops the painting through a formal exploration that goes well beyond decoration. The picture plane is imbued with patches of different colours and is delineated with fine lines to give the representation of a monolithic artefact an illusionary solidity.