Hypomnemata

LAURENCE LIGNEL

HYPOMNEMATA: Latest Paintings and Sculptures

Sept 8 – Oct  28, 2017

Laurence Lignel, waiting for the snack, oil on canvas  Laurence Lignel, Le seau - The bucket

Laurence Lignel, You and Me  Laurence Lignel, Jumble

Through a series of paintings and small sculptures, Laurence Lignel challenges the viewer about interactions and interconnectivity by exploring links between past and present, between what we hold onto and what has been lost, familiar and foreign, tangible and unseen, oneself and others.

“Hypomnemata” (from the Greek “supports de mémoire”).

Absence structures your life, disappearances mark out your history, and you are vulnerable to every tragedy, excessively conscious of the impermanence of life’s foundations and promises. Doubting faith, hoping for solace, wary of prescience, you draw comfort and relief in affirming the materiality of loss. You defeat reality by asserting existence, retaining memories, and hunting for signs and familiarity around you. You authenticate tangible traces of what once was.

Laurence Lignel initially graduated in marketing and advertising and worked for 15 years in advertising agencies in Paris, France. Concurrently, she pursued artistic explorations studying academic sculpture and oil painting in Paris, London and Chicago. For the last ten years, she has been exhibiting among different art communities in Chicago where she lives, and her work has found its way to Paris, London, Chicago, NYC, Honk Kong and Sydney.

Mamas, Monks and Marigolds

MANJEET SHERGILL & VERENA MAYER

June 23 – July 21, 2017

Opening Reception June 23, 5 – 8pm 

IMG_0883  Verena Mayer, Innocence, acrylic and oil on canvas, 28"x20", 2016

IMG_0881  Verena Mayer, Fresia II, acrylic and oil on canvas, 20"x20", 2016

Manjeet Shergill is a Singapore-born fine art painter. Her subject matter varies but her paintings have delightful simplicity and visual impact. She constantly strives to convey the beauty of the human condition in its simplest clarity.

As the daughter of a gardening family, the appreciation of the beauty of nature and flowers has been a constant in Verena Mayer’s life. Her love of plants, flowers, and the breadth of nature, led her to pursue a career as an independent graphic artist in Germany.

Drawings on Paper

Ashley Yeo and Xiaofei Yue

May 5 – June 16, 2017

a lot of things are beyond me -Xiaofei Yue, Fly Me to the Moon, Chinese paint on rice paper, 24"x29", 2016 [SOLD]

Featuring the works of Singaporean artist Ashley Yeo and Beijing artist Xiaofei Yue.

Ashley Yeo’s work is an eloquent comment on the epidemic of visual culture, the complexity of the human condition and the alienation caused by modern technology.

Xiaofei Yue investigates the conflict in human nature between external appearance and internal feelings, by creating a collision between Chinese paint and rice paper.

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NATURE AND SOULS

March 3 – April 28, 2017

Opening Reception March 3, 5 – 8pm

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Featuring the works of Indonesian artist Rudi Darma.

Rudi Darma takes everyday icons and turns them into personal symbols. His paintings are planned and meticulous works, and full of implied narratives. He juxtaposes abstract and representational elements so that they are not in conflict with each other but instead find harmony in their individual differences.

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VINTAGE FRENCH PHOTOGRAVURES

DEC 4, 2016 to JAN 21, 2017

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A collection of vintage French photogravures, beautifully framed for the holiday season. These photogravures were made from the paintings of late 19th century French artists, and cover a wide range of subjects, from rural scenes and French landscapes to delicate portraits and family gatherings.

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CITYSCAPES

NOV 4, 2016 to JAN 21, 2017

Opening Reception Nov 4, 5pm to 8pm

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Featuring the works of Indonesian artist Chandra Johan.

In his cityscapes and his depictions of the human body, Chandra Johan expresses his frustrations and sadness at the inhumanity and anonymity of modern society.

FRAGRANT HARBOUR, GOLDEN GATE

SEPT 9 – OCT 29, 2016

Opening Reception Sept 9, 5pm to 8pm

Claire Lau, Road to the Bay, oil on canvas, 16"x20", 2015

Claire Lau, The Bay, oil on canvas, 25"x45",2016

Claire au, Agave Overlooking Highway, oil on canvas, 25"x45", 2016

Featuring the recent works of Hong Kong artist Claire Lau. This exhibition assembles paintings from two of the cities Claire has called home in the past few years – Hong Kong and San Francisco. Her work explores the unique spatial relationship between nature and metropolis through two series of paintings: cityscapes on a macro level, banyan trees and succulents on a micro level.

BLOSSOMS

MAY 20 – JULY 30, 2016

Opening Reception May 20, 5pm to 8pm

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Featuring the recent works of one of Malaysia’s prominent woman artists, Janiz Chan

MY ANGELS

MARCH 11 – MAY 7, 2016

Opening Reception March 11, 5pm to 8pm

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Gatot Widodo, Imagine 3, acrylic on canvas, 28"x23", 2013  [SOLD]

The dreamlike universe of Indonesian artist Gatot Widodo

DISTANT WHISPERS

JANUARY 15 – MARCH 5, 2016

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Group exhibition featuring works by contemporary artists from

IndonesiaChinaThe PhilippinesSingapore and Vietnam.

EAST BY SOUTH-EAST

November 6 – December 19, 2015

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East by South-East, a group exhibition featuring four Indonesian artists, to introduce the gallery and celebrate our new Chicago location. Featured artists: Gatot Widodo, Diah Yulianti, Chandra Johan and Rudi St Dharma.

ASIA CONTEMPORARY ART SHOW 2012

October 4-7, 2012
Hong Kong, Grand Hyatt Hotel.

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Recent works by four South East Asian artists: Chandra Johan (Indonesia), Gatot Widodo (Indonesia) Janiz Chan (Malaysia), Maninder Krishnan (Singapore), Presented at the Art Show by Galerie Waterton in Room 1404

PORTRAITS

September 16 – October 20, 2011
Hong Kong.

Gatot Widodo, Portrait 1, acrylic on canvas, 61"x42", 2011

Solo Exhibition by Gatot Widodo. In this new series of women portraits, Gatot Widodo shows once again that the female figure very much influences his personal life and his work. The paintings radiate a gentle, sensitive and unaggressive ambience.

SONS AND LOVERS

September 3 – 19, 2010
Singapore.

Manjeet Shergill, Flower Seller, 60"x28", 2009

Solo exhibition by Manjeet Shergill. Manjeet Shergill’s paintings have been exhibited in London, Berlin, Bangkok and Singapore. Influenced by French post-Impressionism and Fauvism, she focuses on colour and lines to create simple images, a reflection of her Singaporean background.

METAMORPHOSIS

April 15 – May 31, 2010
Singapore

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Three female artists: Janiz Chan (Malaysia), Maninder Krishnan (Singapore), Priyanka Gupta (India).

Janiz Chan, one of Malaysia’s most sought-after female artists, depicts metamorphosis, evolution and karmic cause-and-effect in her hyper surrealist artwork.

For Maninder Krishnan, a Singapore resident, portraiture is the most satisfying form of expression, allowing her to make full use of her drawing abilities and knowledge of facial features.

Priyanka Gupta, who lives near San Francisco, attempts to bridge the culture gap between the eastern and western worlds by expressing the subtle strength of women while exploring feminism in the context of Indian society.

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