For the past twelve months, Hong Kong’s Cat Street Gallery has been busy putting on display the works of emerging and established artists. Now, it is time for Signal 8, the annual Summer Salon Show which will bring them all together in a single exhibition throughout the months of July and August 2016. Joining them will be some extraordinary, newly represented names ready to awe the collectors and art enthusiasts alike. The result: over 20 works by around fifteen international artists will grace the walls of the renowned HK space, spanning a variety of media, styles and approaches and giving an insight into today’s contemporary art scene in the area and beyond.
From fine art photographs, multimedia works, drawing and sculpture to collage, furniture elements, screenprints and vintage books, the Signal 8 exhibition promises a comprehensive look at different practices that caught the gallery curators’ attention over the past year. Many artists have been represented by The Cat Street Gallery for years, while others joined the ever-growing community only recently, looking for a reliable partner on their way to collectors and fame. The impressive roster of names to be featured in the show include Camie Lyons, Chan Dick, Dion Horstmans, Esther Poon, Gavin Mitchell, Jason Sims, Joe Webb, Jonathan Jay Lee, Leila Jeffreys, Linton Meagher, Local Studio HK, Peter Ross, Piers Bourke, Stuart Semple and The Connor Brothers.
The visitors of the Signal 8 Summer Salon Show at The Cat Street Gallery can expect artworks and artists coming from different backgrounds. Think the sculptures and drawings of Camie Lyons, inspired by gestural abstraction, or the geometric minimalistic sculptures of Dion Horstmans, Also on view, the photographs of Chan Dick, from his award-winning series Chai Wan Fire Station, alongside fine art prints by Gavin Mitchell. Don’t miss out on the vibrant pieces of guerrilla knitter Esther Poon, the light-based installations of Jason Sims, or the surreal prints by Joe Webb. Surely one of the highlights are local artists Jonathan Jay Lee and his intrinsic urban landscapes and Local Studio HK with their curious maps. Also worth your attention are the animal by Leila Jeffreys and Linton Meagher, the monochromatic drawings of Peter Ross, Piers Bourke’s striking wall pieces, Stuart Semple’s colourful collages and the nostalgic, retro artworks of The Connor Brothers.
For over ten years now, The Cat Street Gallery has been one of its area’s most important spaces for the promotion and support of contemporary arts, on both the local and international level. Their Summer Salon Show was first introduced in 2008 and is now up for its eight edition. The Signal 8 Summer Salon Show will be on view at The Cat Street Gallery in Hong Kong from July 21st through August 20th, 2016. The opening reception is scheduled for July 21st from 6pm to 9pm.
Featured images in slider: Linton Meagher - Seduction. All images courtesy The Cat Street Gallery Hong Kong.
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