I’ve been a bit lazy lately《我最近有點懶》｜Solo exhibition of Damon Tong 唐偉傑 個人展
I’ve been a bit lazy lately – Solo Exhibition of Damon Tong
Exhibition Period: 30 July – 31 August 2014
Opening Reception: 30 July,2014 7 pm – 10 pm (Wed) @ “ “100ft.PARK” (Site A)
Site A) G/F , 135 Lai Chi Kok Road, Tai Kok Tsui , Kowloon, Hong Kong
Site B) Oi! , 12 Oil Street, North Point , Hong Kong ( Exhibition : “Can We Live (Together)” @100ft.PARK)
A) Thur-Sun 2:30pm-8:00pm
B) Mon: 2:00 – 8:00pm | Tue to Sun : 10:00am – 8:00pm
100ft Park proudly presents the debut solo exhibition of Damon Tong—I’ve been a bit lazy lately — synchronously in 100ft Park’s art space in Prince Edward and in Oil Street. Being invited by Oi! to participate in the can we live (together), 100ft. PARK collaborates with Damon Tong and presents his new work for this special occasion.
Damon makes use of stickers, pieces them together, and fabricates graphics and texts. The meaning of the work transforms as the materials are juxtaposed, hence converse and conflict. The artist is interested in the shift of meaning and the contradiction that are potentially intimated through the graphic-text relationship. Sticker is typically a means of labeling; it is ubiquitous. From star stickers for pupils of excellence, nutrition labels, price tags, to descriptions of artwork, labels seem to impartially represent and comment on things and people. But do they really state facts or do they actually instill certain ideas into us? The stickers found in this work have printed graphic and text, they are like particles with fixed denotation. When these “particles” are packed together, they however suggest rather unstable connotation. Damon’s use of stickers appears rather simple and arbitrary; yet the repetitive endeavor is symbolic of discipline and meditation. The artist persistently experiments in the process of piecing for the best end product. Such outlook on art and creation owes to his artistic training and background. Damon stresses that he is a studio-based artist; and by trying and practicing he finds his own unique artlang. His creative process is explorative, distinctive from one that merely aims at fulfilling some preset prophecies. It can be considered a protest against creativity submitting to dead end goals.
Born in Hong Kong in 1979, Damon Tong received his BA(FA) from the RMIT University (co-presented with the Hong Kong Art School) in 2008 and his Master of Visual Arts from the Hong Kong Baptist University in 2013. The uses of repetition, texts and colour arrangements were frequently seen in his practices. He is a member of Rental United, an artist trio founded in 2009, which is known for their participatory practices. Recently they have completed their official website, www.rentalunited.hk, where detailed information the trio can be found.
《我最近有點懶》 – 唐偉傑 個人展覽
展覽日期：2014年7月30 至 8月31日
開幕酒會：2014年7月30日(星期三) 晚上7時 ＠ “百呎公園” (A 展場)
A 展場) 九龍大角咀荔枝角道135號地下
B 展場) 香港北角油街12號 油街實現 (展覽 – “假如（在一起）” @ 百呎公園)
A 展場) 星期四至日 下午2時30分 至 晚上8時
B 展場) 星期一 : 下午2時 至 晚上8時 | 星期二至日 : 上午10時 至 晚上8時