Pics of the week

PUBLISHED : Friday, 20 July, 2001, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 20 July, 2001, 12:00am

Group shows abound over the summer as gallery owners take a breather from curating their one-artist gigs. It's also a good time for collectors to browse different galleries and treat the experience as an art sampling. If you like what you see, get on the mailing list and catch the artists' solo shows.

Schoeni Art Gallery, which represents numerous Chinese painters, has an annual summer exhibition showcasing the varied styles of contemporary art in China today, aptly titled From Neo-realism To Post-modernism. It will be a good opportunity to compare the works of classically trained Wang Yi Dong with the whimsical style of Zeng Fan Zhi, whose Mask Series (below left) exemplifies the irreverence and cynicism of modern life. Also on show are up-and-coming painters Zhong Biao (below right) and Yue Minjun. In fact, the show is a good chronology of China's contemporary art movement over the past 10 years.

Until September 12. Schoeni Gallery, G/F, 21-31 Old Bailey Street, Central. Tel: 2869 8802. Tuesday to Saturday 10am-6.30pm.

If you have a taste for all things French, then check out Kwai Fung Hin's Contemporary French Paintings Exhibition, featuring Andre Vigud, Christian Dalibert and Pierre Boncompain (above), whose female forms pay tribute to Matisse and Gaugin.

Until August 5. Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery, Shop 7-8, G/F, Aberdeen Marina Tower, 8 Shum Wan Road. Tuesday to Saturday 10am-6.30pm; Sunday noon-7pm. Tel: 2577 1232.