Hong Kong—Pearl Lam Galleries is delighted to present Accidents [Part II], the second of a two-part group exhibition at the H Queen's gallery, featuring artwork by three artists: Leonardo Drew (b. 1961), Dale Frank (b. 1959), and Antony Micallef (b. 1975). Accidents [Part II] continues to explore the same themes as the first part of the exhibition, which opened at the Pedder Building gallery earlier this month but features three different artists.
In this exhibition, three artists from different cultural backgrounds experiment with different materials and mediums to reveal the relational aspects of art. Accidents celebrate the autonomous and alchemic qualities of artistic practice; a series of accidents turn into an alternative reality not bound by any specific cultural or political circumstances. Using nature as a reference, these artists incorporate natural phenomena into their practices and surrender control to a far greater force. They translate what is inherently idealistic into something artificial by situating viewers in an ambiguous space. Preoccupied with the unpredictable properties of different materials, they are all interested in the possibilities of automatism, working laboriously with non-figurative means of expression to reflect on what is left by our conspicuous daily consumption. In short, their common ulterior motive is to convey higher spiritual ideals (意境) through their art to deepen our metaphysical understanding of society at large.
Press release courtesy Pearl Lam Galleries.