Blindspot Gallery

Cheng Yin Ngan

Oct 6 – Oct 24
Opening: Saturday, Oct 3, 4 – 6.30pm

Happy Birthday to Me by Cheng Yin Ngan, Oil on Canvas, 250.3 x 180 x 3.7 cm, 2019. Courtesy the artist and Blindspot Gallery

Cheng Yin Ngan was the artist-in-residence at Blindspot Gallery from late June to September 2020. Blindspot warmly welcomed Cheng back to the gallery, after her participation in our past group exhibitions Happily Ever After (2017) and Happily Ever After II (2018). Turning half of the gallery space into her studio, the artist was given carte blanche to experiment and create new works. In the name of the moon, I’ll punish you is the culmination of Cheng’s journey during the summer residency. In addition to paintings Cheng created in the past few months, Cheng’s solo exhibition will also display ephemera, drawings, sketches and tools that formed the ecosystem of her residency.


Jiang Zhi

Sep 8 – Oct 24
Opening: Saturday, Sep 5, 4 – 6.30pm


Flower Stem No.1 by Jiang Zhi, Acrylic and plant fibres on linen, 46.5 x 36.3 x 7.1 cm, 2020.
Courtesy the artist and Blindspot Gallery.

The gallery is pleased to present the solo exhibition Can I Become Better?. The exhibition features newly made figurative portraits executed in 2019 and 2020, a time of social upheaval and global pandemic, a moment when the anthropocentric world is under threat, when systems of health, economy, and mutual trust are in serious collapse. During this time, the artist made an important pivot from the depiction of objects and nature, to the manifestation of human beings and their inner condition. This ensemble includes works selected from multiple series, such as YouthMr. BeardHuman Body, and Seven Blind People. The exhibition title “Can I become better?” comes from the artist’s self-reflection and personal response to the question “Can the world become better?”. Despite a certain pessimism from apathy and worry, the artist expresses his passion and optimism based on personal belief and human reality.


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Set up in 2010, Blindspot Gallery is a Hong Kong-based contemporary art gallery. The gallery began with a primary focus on contemporary photography and image-based art, and has evolved to include diverse media in contemporary art. The gallery represents both emerging and established artists, mainly from Hong Kong and the region but also beyond.


Articles
Luke Ching Chin Wai, South Ho Siu Nam / Feature / October 24, 2019
Isaac Chong Wai / Studio / April 22, 2019
Leung Chi Wo / Feature / April 12, 2018
Angela Su / Review / September 13, 2017
Eason Tsang / Review / December 3, 2016
Angela Su / Studio / October 7, 2016


Represented artists
anothermountainman, Chen Wei, Isaac Chong Wai, Hao Jingban, South Ho, Siu Nam, Jiang Pengyi, Jiang Zhi, Nadav Kander, Lai Lon Hin, Leung Chi Wo, Cédric Maridet, Martin Parr, Ren Hang, Angela Su, Eason Tsang Ka Wai, Trevor Yeung, Zhang Haier, Zhang Xiao