20 Dec MARS Gallery | Hong Kong Art Central 2018
AUSTRALIA TO BRING THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN SCULPTORS TO HONG KONG ART CENTRAL IN 2018!
ART CENTRAL HONG KONG 2018
CENTRAL HARBOR FRONT HONG KONG
27 MARCH – 1 APRIL 2018
MARS Gallery will be returning to Art Central Hong Kong in 2018! MARS will bring to their stand a curated exhibition of new work by seven contemporary, leading Australian Artists Daniel Agdag, Sollai Cartwright, Simon Finn, Lisa Roet, Jason Sims, Tricky Walsh and Jud Wimhurst.
The announcement comes after a successful 2017 Art Central experience where MARS artists work was sold to collectors both nationally and internationally, including a private gallery in Malaysia. MARS director Andy Dinan was confident to secure a larger stand for 2018 and invite more artists to show their work.
“When the industry is doing it tough, Hong Kong Art Central is an important opportunity to promote our artists’ Internationally. Last year MARS was not judged on where we were based or who we were, the art spoke to people within a global context” said Dinan.
Daniel Agdag is exhibiting for a second time at Art Central Hong Kong. Agdag’s intricate sculptures made entirely from boxboard, trace paper and PVA glue are housed in hand blown glass domes, often examining complex machines and the over engineering of simple tasks with convoluted technologies.
Jason Sims, also exhibiting with MARS for a second time, creates work that serves as a vehicle to imagine the space encountered – to deconstruct perceived physical limitations – and facilitate a kind of meditative response allowing viewers to interpret the illusion of space created as reality.
For over two decades Lisa Roet has won acclaim in Australia and internationally for her powerful investigations into the complex interface between humans and our simian relatives.
Simon Finn’s practice is an exploration into static and movement- based representations through drawing, sculpture and simulation technology.
For Art Central Hong Kong, Jud Wimhurst will combine the iconography of fast food with the tactics of warfare, utilising humour to draw attention to the darker side of consumerism and the artifice of freedom.
Tricky Walsh’s sculpture practice primarily examines our relationship with inventions; the human need to construct mechanism and methods in order to extend the reaches of our own possibility.
Sollai Cartwright sculpts and carves with marble from the marble yards in Pietrasanta, Tuscany. He has created the work for Art Central in his studio in Berlin and will travel with the work from Germany to Hong Kong.
Shelf Space IX (and detail), 2017, wood, reflective glass, mirror, stainless steel, MDF and LED lighting, 82 x 49 x 37cm