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ParallelX at the new Above Second gallery!

ParallelX, an exhibition by artists Jewelle Yeung and Leah Clough opens on Wednesday, March 12th at the new location of the Above Second Gallery in Sai Ying Pun. The show includes both drawings and paintings. Above Second Gallery has helped raise the profile of street art in Hong Kong, staging influential shows featuring international artists, and curating the large-scale “Work In Progress” exhibition with Swire in 2013. The…

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Honestly Dishonest – D*Face at Above Second!

…een keeping busy since arriving in Hong Kong, remixing the gallery space, creating new works, and even doing a large scale mural at the brand new PMQ event space in Sheung Wan. Above Second recently moved below Second! They are just a half a block away from the old location, on First Street. You can arrive there by taking nearly the exact same route as before. Recommended! D*Face “Honestly Dishonest” at Above Second Gallery Opening…

Chancery Lane Gallery Annex

Before the Nike shop event, I headed out to the far east side of Hong Kong Island to a neighborhood called Chai Wan to attend the opening exhibition of a new gallery. The gallery is actually an extension of the Chancery Lane Gallery in Central’s Soho neighborhood. The new location is a massive warehouse / old factory building that has been subdivided. When I got out of the elevator, I saw the familiar street art of Simon Birch, who was…

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Exciting group show opening at Above Second – Friday!

…1; show curated by May Wong, founder of Above Second. Rounding out the exhibition are graffiti artists Cope2, a New York pioneer, and Frenchman Kongo, who emulates the style of graffiti’s early days. Recommended! Above Second Gallery’s “Pop” group show Above Second Gallery 9 First Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong Opening reception: Friday July 18th, 2014 from 7:00 – 10:00 PM The exhibition runs from July 18th to August…

Finding the new Nike art gallery!

…om that exhibition, and read about it here. Titled, “Improvement In Progress”, the new works are done under his pseudonym Metalwing. The show will include a mixture of paintings, drawings, and photos. Because the gallery is located in a building between two streets, you can’t actually take a taxi directly there. You need to either walk up from Bridges Street, (just past Centre Stage and Select 18,) or you can walk down from…

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Superheroes + comic books + graffiti = ?

…ty. The party takes place at Roxie and goes from 10 til midnight as an invitation / guest-list only event, opening up to the public after 12. (See below for how to get on the guest list!) Recommended! [photopress:Meggs_above_second_gallery_art.jpg,full,pp_image] MEGGS – “King For A Day” Friday, July 9th, 2010 Above Second Gallery G/F, 31 Eastern Street Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong The opening is Friday, July 9th starting from 6pm….

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LAX/HKG group show at Above Second

…stablished than those typically featured in previous Above Second shows. To commemorate the special collaboration between the two galleries, there will be a limited edition run of fifty prints of ‘Shadows’ by Audrey Kawasaki available *only* on opening night. (See image at top.) Recommended! LAX/HKG curated by Thinkspace Gallery L.A. Opening Friday, November 16th, 6pm-10pm Above Second Gallery 31 Eastern Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong…

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Sonya Fu “Obfuscating Stupidity” at Above Second

…ear’s creative conference, Semi Permanent. Special note: why not make Friday a night in Sai Ying Pun by heading first to Sonya Fu’s opening, and then on to nearby XXX gallery to hear music producer TEEBS! [photopress:sonya_fu_hong_kong_artist_art_exhibit.jpg,full,pp_image] Sonya Fu – Obfuscating Stupidity Opening, Friday, January 20th, from 6pm to 10pm Above Second Gallery 31 Eastern Street Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong Runs until…

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Sonya Fu “Skin Deep” at Above Second

…hiness of traditional painting, with the precision of digital art. On Friday, February 18th, there will be a chance to discover more of Sonya’s work at the opening of her solo show “Skin Deep,” at the Above Second Gallery. The opening takes place from 6pm to 10pm. [photopress:Sonya_fu_art_hong_kong_HK_1.jpg,full,pp_image] Sonya Fu – Skin Deep Friday, February 18th, 2010 Above Second Gallery G/F, 31 Eastern St, Sai Ying…

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Major urban art show at Schoeni gallery!

…“21st century contemporary art” to describe their work. Until very recently this type of art was a rarity in Hong Kong’s galleries. For a sneak peek at the featured artists’ work, check out the Adapta Gallery website. [photopress:David_Bray_art_Schoeni_gall.jpg,full,pp_image] artwork by David Bray Attention Spam at the Schoeni Art Gallery 21-31 Old Bailey Street (near Caine Road, Midlevels) Central, Hong Kong Opening…

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A watershed moment for Hong Kong art?

…ife venues such as Dragon-i and Volar, the city has transformed into a popular spot on the international circuit. A few places with good taste can make a big difference.) Damien Hirst: Forgotten Promises [photopress:gagosian_gallery_hong_kong_damien_hirst.gif,full,pp_image] The Gagosian gallery is opening with Forgotten Promises, a solo show by noted contemporary artist Damien Hirst. Hirst is known for works with major spectacle value including…

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Above Second X Arrested Motion – Friday!

…tter. The show looks to appeal especially to fans of contemporary illustration and urban art. A past work by artist Stella Im Hultberg, who will be participating in the show: [photopress:stella_im_hultberg_art_arrested_motion.jpg,full,pp_image] Recommended! East West Connect (Above Second X Arrested Motion exhibition) Opening, Friday, November 25th, 2011, from 6pm to 10pm Above Second Gallery 31 Eastern Street (between 2nd and 3rd Street) Sai…

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Above Second’s “Get Freaky”

…inters who are “pushing the boundaries of contemporary illustration.” Have a look at previous issues of Get Freaky illustration magazine to get a feel for the type of illustrations included in the show. The opening will take place on Friday, July 20th, from 6pm until 10pm. Limited edition prints by the artists will be for sale at reasonable prices. Recommended! Get Freaky Opening, Friday, July 20th, 2012 from 6pm to 10pm Above Second

Suitman exhibit, Agnes B. gallery

…over the world dress up in suits and he photographs them. He also dresses up in a suit and takes photos in far away places. It’s been done before with other things, but it’s fun, and he has a sense of humor. The gallery set up portraits of people in the signature suit upstairs, and downstairs held photos from his trips around the world. One interesting thing were the two giant suitmen in the basement gallery. We were told to be on…

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Simon Birch, This Brutal House opens!

…Simon_Birch_painting_Hong_K.jpg,full,pp_image] Some of them were adjacent to each other, presented in a series. Additional works were spread throughout the room. [photopress:Simon_Birch_Hong_Kong_artis.jpg,full,pp_image] The gallery filled up quickly as people made their way between the video section down the hall and the main room. [photopress:Chancery_lane_gallery_Hong_.jpg,full,pp_image] The video area was itself further divided into two main…

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‘Small Victories’ – funny moments, unintentionally captured on film

…interesting concepts. The gallery has so far highlighted slightly off-beat urban art, as well as group photography exhibitions. Above 2nd is aiming to do its part for Hong Kong’s artistic community as well. On Friday, May 28th, the gallery will be holding a meet-up for the city’s ‘creatives’ from 9pm until late. “Small Victories” A Booooooom Project Thursday, May 20th, 2010 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm Above Second Gallery 31…

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Meggs – Journey is the Reward

…e Reward.” The artist’s work features iconography heavily influenced by comics and street art. Meggs’ 2010’s exhibit, “King For A Day,” was one of the most well received shows at the Above Second gallery, drawing a good crowd to the opening. [photopress:meggs_art_street_artist_hong_kong_above_second.jpg,full,pp_image] The red-haired artist, whose name is derived from a mischievous comic book character, Ginger…

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London artist INSA at Above Second!

…has been winning admirers, especially among those conversant in the language of edgier advertising campaigns. A combination of sex appeal, style, and street cred, make his work both scintillating and marketable to a wide audience. Recommended INSA ‘GLOSS’ Thursday, August 18th, 2011 Opening from 7pm to 10pm, exhibition runs until September 16th Above Second Gallery 31 Eastern Street Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong…

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Well-heeled flock to Louboutin FETISH!

…mage] A few guests also had him add his signature to their shoes. There was a big turnout of Christian Louboutin fans. Throughout the night there was a parade of his signature red-soled shoes. I snapped this shot through the gallery window: [photopress:Christian_Louboutin_shoe_fo.jpg,full,pp_image] The scene outside the event was like a block party. People were spilled out onto the street drinking champagne….

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“Just Enuf” opening at Voxfire Gallery

…le living in Atlanta, and has pursued it academically, recently completing her Master of Arts in Photography at the Savannah College of Art and Design. The opening reception for “Just Enuf” takes place at Voxfire Gallery from 7pm to 10pm on Friday, September 26th. “Just Enuf” photography exhibition by Aisha Moon Johnson Voxfire Gallery 1/F, 52 Gage Street (entrance on Aberdeen Street, down a block from PMQ) Sheung Wan,…

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50’s Pop + Dubstep pioneer = big weekend at XXX Gallery!

…full bar, and much better bathrooms! It’s no longer B.Y.O.B., but the drinks are moderately priced and the atmosphere is friendly with an alternative vibe. Check out our detailed directions on how to get to the new XXX Gallery. Wall of Sound Friday night mixes Motown hits with Phil Spector’s “Wall of Sound,” to create a powerhouse of music from the 1950’s and 60’s. The featured DJs include: Lost Kids, Paul…

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Inner Vision show at Six Keyz Gallery

…tings of facial features. The two each had a wall primarily of their individual works, in addition to a third wall of their collaborations. [photopress:SixKeyzCollaboration1.jpg,full,pp_image] The laid-back atmosphere of the gallery built around an indoor skateboard half-pipe suited the young crowd who seemed interested in seeing something new and enjoying the show. For a look at the artwork and the vibe……

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Apostrophe Gallery + G.O.D. present “Untitled Enemies”

…y take on the title is very different from the one included in the press release. Often urban artists face unique hurtles in executing their work. As their art is exhibited illegally on the streets, rather than in a standard gallery space, it must exist as untitled! (There can’t be a plaque with detailed information hanging next to it!) Part of the aura of street art is the mystery behind the artist. Who are these people that some would…

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Vanessa Wong + Henry Hussey at Cat Street Gallery!

…anyone who has undergone a serious craving. From colorful M&M’s to instant ramen, you might think twice on your next visit to 7-Eleven! Thursday night’s opening of “Young Blood” at the Cat Street Gallery features Vanessa’s work in addition to British artist Henry Hussey, who creates elaborate tapestries that tell personal stories from his life. The duo will be giving a talk at 6:30, and the opening runs until…

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Zeng Fanzhi shines at Gagosian Gallery

In less than one year, the Gagosian Gallery has hosted several of the biggest names in contemporary art including Damien Hirst and Richard Prince. Their latest exhibition however, featuring Chinese artist Zeng Fanzhi, is their best show to date. Perhaps due to the difficulty in assembling pieces from private collections, previous exhibits have contained filler work that rendered the shows somewhat inconsistent and less powerful. This is not…

Embassy art gallery opens!

…e necessary elements for success: from great snacks and free drinks, to a girl with an albino snake! [photopress:Embassy_Art_Hong_Kong.jpg,full,pp_image] The artwork was displayed both inside and out. [photopress:Embassy_Art_gallery_Hong_K.jpg,full,pp_image] [photopress:Embassy_art_space_Chai_Wan.jpg,full,pp_image] The exhibition contained multiple mediums including drawings, paintings, clothing, photography, an installation box, vinyl toy…

Stephen Lau at IdN Gallery

After checking out the show at Kapok I headed over to the IdN Gallery space in Wanchai. IdN (International designers Network) is a famous digital design magazine based in Hong Kong. They’re located on a small street where cars cannot drive down. The narrow street is filled on either side with hawker stalls, and the IdN building is somewhat hidden. On this night, it would be easy to spot, as arty-looking people were spilled out onto the…

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What do Mr.T and Kid Cudi have in common?

Answer: An art exhibition titled “Wham Bam, Thank You M’am” opening in Hong Kong! Thursday, February 25th, marks the launch of Above Second, a new art gallery in Sai Ying Pun. Above Second is christening their space with a show by Wu Yue, a Paris-based illustrator who has worked with diverse personalities including Kid Cudi and Lebron James. The exhibition is a collaboration with gallery co-founder, Jasper Wong….

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Kirk Cheng – Circle of Life exhibition

…e contemporary artists that have created living sculptures include art world superstar Jeff Koons, who created a work titled “Split Rocker” comprised of 27,000 living flowers in 2000. When you stop to think about it, the patterns, complexities, and colors that exist in nature are awe inspiring. This exhibition will trace the full cycle of a flower’s life, from blossom until decay. We’re excited to see how Above Second

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‘Somedays Somedaze’ at Above Second!

…edge without us losing our heads.” Fine wording! The three-dimensional aspect of the artwork perhaps comes from Parent’s Parents use of materials besides their painting and graffiti backgrounds. The opening is on Friday, September 5th, from 7pm to 10pm. Recommended! ‘Somedays Somedaze’ by Parent’s Parents (HK) & Kristal Melson (SG) Above Second Gallery Ground floor, 9 First Street Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong…