Blue Lotus Gallery
The Fo Tan industrial area houses a rising number of artists' studios and the forthcoming open studio weekends, beginning on January 10, are an excellent opportunity to see the work of young and up-and-coming artists.
During these open days, Blue Lotus Gallery will present Lala-land, featuring the work of Cornelia Erdmann, Tsang Chui-mei and Lee Kit.
Erdmann has produced a fantasy garden of simple, modernist tree branches and stainless steel butterflies, dragonflies and beetles. Her wall installation, In Clover, uses the steel and its reflected light to give depth and an other-worldly air.
Tsang's paintings defy the studio environment of spotlights and utilitarian furniture in which she works, presenting an Arcadian world of insects, fruit, tangled creepers, flowers and foliage using a technique reminiscent of a Victorian trompe l'oeil mural.
Lee's laid-back attitude to life is seen in his installation of a table and cloth and of bedding comprising large pillows, with cloth bearing messages such as: 'Pour yourself a hot bath, pour yourself a drink' and 'Nothing's wrong'.
Lee also delves into the art world's use of text, playing with language. Such phrases as 'From revolution to revelation', 'A perfect ending for a perfect day' and 'My favourite waste of time' give the show a bohemian twist and let the viewer really escape.
Unit 24, 5/F, Block A, Wah Luen Industrial Building, 15-21 Wong Chuk Yeung Street, Fo Tan. Inquiries: 2526 6716 or go to www.bluelotus-gallery.com