香港殿堂級藝術家劉掬色《我們吃,其實我們在吃甚麼呢?》展覽 “We Eat, What Exactly are we eating?” Art Exhibition by Gukzik Lau

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Exhibition Date: June 07 – Jun 26, 2013
Gallery: HAJI Gallery. G/F, 12-14 Lok Ku Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

香港殿堂級藝術家劉掬色《我們吃,其實我們在吃甚麼呢?》展覽

劉掬色老師藉是次展覽表達對食的審視和思考,探討食對於我們生活與生命的藝術和意義。展覽展出板畫、裝置藝術等作品,希望觀者反思「我們在吃甚麼」,同時明白世上有些人飽受飢餓的煎熬。

劉老師提出簡單有營,自耕有益,是因此留意到香港兩個飲食問題。一是處理方法不妥當,調味太濃,味精太多;第二是食材差劣。「內地的土地含有重金屬,因為埋了電芯等東西,種出來的蔬果自然受污染。吃這些食物等於把毒素吃進肚裏。」

劉老師指有些朋友,因為買不到安全的食物,實行自行耕種,在天台開墾耕地。加工食品、黑心食品、基因改造食品等等,都是現代人關注的食物健康問題,展覽令人思考現狀,不過一點也不沉悶,反而相當有趣。比如,場內一幅畫繪畫了紅色四邊形,頂一雙眼睛,乍看像蟹,可是也像番茄,耐人尋味。現實裏,一些農作物正正移植了動物基因,增加特性如耐寒、耐旱,變成四不像。

展場場內有一座燈箱,燈箱畫了四十二個碗,分成七行,每行六個碗。每個碗寫了i、m、a、g、n或e,幾乎拼出七個字母的Imagine,但就是欠一個字母。劉老師解釋:「現時全世界有七分一人挨餓,少了那個字母代表沒東西吃的七分一人,他們的碗被拿走了;只欠一個碗,便可達成《Imagine》的世界。」

她續稱:《Imagine》是一種象徵,眾所周知,這首歌由已故歌手John Lennon所作,表達對無分彼此的大同世界的期盼。劉老師想提醒大家要哀矜勿喜,仁心仁食。「我們不用餓肚子,應該懷有憐憫的心,哀矜勿喜;亦要仁心仁食,對食物有心,不浪費。」

另外,一些作品則表現了食物的真善美,例如兩幅畫《茄子在水舞》,簡單幾筆勾勒出茄子外貌,遠觀與其他顏色舞動,繽紛悅目。劉老師認為食是天賜福利,吃了美食令人心情愉快,每個人應懂得感恩,感謝天地賜予我們糧食。

劉老師希望大家看了展覽後關心自己,不但指身體,還包括心靈。「為甚麼有些人會讓其他人吃劣質食物,吃DDT(殺蟲劑)、除草劑、重金屬?這是心靈問題,需要正視。我們的心靈需要『修理』。」劉老師說今次展覽只是序幕,她將會繼續在不同地方舉辦其他展覽。

 

劉掬色《我們吃,其實我們在吃甚麼呢?》展覽
日期:2013年6月7日至6月26日
時間:下午二時至七時 (周六日照常開放)
地點:HAJI Gallery,香港上環樂古道12-14號地下
電話:28911164

關於藝術家劉掬色
劉掬色在一九七六年畢業於加拿大多倫多安大略美術學院,一九八八年獲英國文化協會獎助金到皇家藝術學院進修,一九九零年於該校取得碩士銜。劉掬色早年多以傳統的版畫形式創作,後來開始運用現代科技產品如柯式商業印刷機、傳真機、黑白及彩色影印機,以及數碼打印機,配合她的手繪圖像,實現她的藝術耕作,在雜誌的書頁上進行版畫的試驗和創作。她近年熱愛「寫字」,既寫文章,也寫書法,並嘗試將圖像與文字並置。她雖常以版畫作媒介,卻不認為自己是「版畫家」,因為版畫只是她所用的一種工具,而她是在作圖,有時還加入文字,所以她自稱「圖人」。劉掬色的作品獲不少私人及公共機構收藏,如英國皇家藝術學院、加拿大安大略美術學院、香港藝穗會、香港美術博物館、香港文化博物館,以及香港貿易發展局在美國華盛頓及三藩市的辦公室等。

資料來源:星島日報、雅虎新聞

HAJI Gallery presents 《We Eat, What Exactly are we eating?》 Art Exhibition by Gukzik Lau

Exhibition Date: June 07 – Jun 26, 2013
Gallery: HAJI Gallery. G/F, 12-14 Lok Ku Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong.
Tel: 28911164

About the exhibition:

Gukzik Lau is an international acclaimed Hong Kong artist. After Gukzik’s successful exhibition “Ten suggestions on improving our lives” in Macau, she is going to hold a solo exhibition in Hong Kong at HAJI Gallery. Focusing on “We eat, What Exactly are we eating”, Gukzik hopes to create a visual experience of food. It’s is an art of introspection about food and eating culture. Gukzik Lau’s works can be found in numerous private and public collections, including Hong Kong Fringe Club, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, and the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Offices in Washington and San Francisco.

About Gukzik Lau, the artist:

Gukzik Lau graduated from the Ontario College of Art in Toronto in 1976. In 1988, she received a bursary from the British Council to pursue further studies at the Royal College of Art in London where she obtained a Master’s degree with distinction in 1990. Lau’s early artistic interest was in traditional printmaking. She later employed modern printing machines and materials such as offset machine, photocopier, fax machine and digital output to create her works. Her recent interest is in writing, which connotes both literary writings and calligraphy, so the juxtaposition of words and images is her new attempt in art. Lau describes herself as a “painting writer” rather than a printmaking artist. Her works can be found in numerous private and public collections, including Hong Kong Fringe Club, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, and the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Offices in Washington and San Francisco.

Source: HAJI Gallery

 

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