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把心帶回家

A Path to Return

梁慕貞 X 梁慕潔 裝置作品展

Bonnie Leong X Kitty Leung Installation Exhibition

梁慕貞(Bonnie Leong)及梁慕潔(Kitty Leung)兩妹姐是在澳門出生及長大,二十多年前就移居加拿大的藝術家。因為疫情關係這次展覽她們未能親身到展場,當收到她們的作品時,輕輕的一個大紙筒,盛載著份量十足的作品。纖薄的版畫紙佈滿了不同動植物的圖案,作品裡混合了多種的版畫技術及拼貼,作品中每個部份都有很多細節及紋理,要有足夠的空間才可以完全打開全部的作品細看。雖未能到展場,但她們的作品完全因應At Light展場空間而安排,以簡潔的方式展示,像展覽名一樣《把心帶回家》,將心以視覺形式呈現,不作任何修飾。

 

整個系列作品以大自然作基調,連結人,連結內心漣漪,那敏感的情緒,溫婉細膩,藝術家以她們獨特的手法,把情感用自然拼湊出來,花草翩翩,蝴蝶起舞,自然界有一定的韻律,循環再生,萬物歸一,融入其中,能感受到恬靜、舒暢、無限、空無及圓滿。整個展場給人一種平靜輕快的感覺,同時也帶著濃濃的愛,《芬芳》以鮮橙色及白色作對比,紙上放滿半立體的花,一層疊一層,自由地綻放,視覺上也能嗅出那香氣。橙色的作品突顯出一件裙的圖案,這是Bonnie和Kitty以媽媽一條喜愛的裙子放在版畫機以實物直接壓印出來的,以最簡單及最直接的方式去呈現對媽媽的印象。衣服有濃厚的個人性象徵意義,橙色包含溫暖、燦爛、愉快和活力的個性特質,以花朵作為媒介,喻意芬芳的香氣彷佛由此散發出來。

 

展場正中間位置的作品《願》,以300隻尺寸及形態與真蝴蝶相約的混合媒材紙品製作,凌空的一隻隻放在一起,彷彿一群蝴蝶出現在觀賞者面前愉悅地起舞,可遠觀也能近賞,每隻的圖案、色彩及紙的厚薄都不同,薄的紙會隨住時間向外捲曲,像是在歇息中的不同姿勢,更具生動。藝術家以此比喻每一個人的獨特性及存在價值,也以蝴蝶來祝福她們已過世的父母。作品也延伸了一個互動區,觀眾可以選一隻最有感覺的蝴蝶拿起,把它放在掌心,靜默的把它代入你當下想起的一個人。這個互動作品連結了Bonnie和Kitty心中的父母,而你又會是誰?

 

《把心帶回家》是一段心靈歷程,《不捨.愛護》這組作品像是一個總結,以燈光透過作品點亮,一點點的透光點,是她們一針針的功力,在創作的過程中是作品也是療癒,抽象的光點浮現若隱若現人物的頭像和雙手的呵護,感覺帶著強烈的愛及給予。藝術家把她們內心的情感以隱晦的手法表達出來,而主要給觀賞者傳達的意思是一種氛圍,對作品及整個展覽的感覺。

 

策展人

施援程

The featured artists Bonnie Leong and Kitty Leung are sisters. Born and raised in Macao, they moved to Canada more than 20 years ago. Due to the COVID, they are unable to travel to Macao for the exhibition. They sent me their charming works, in a light, large paper container. On the thin printmaking papers are patterns of different plants and animals. The works present a variety of printmaking techniques and collages and each part is full of details and textures.  Big room is needed to completely unfold all the works for a careful look.  Although the artists are unable to return home and grace the exhibition, their works are set up according to the space of the At Light Art Gallery, Macao. Exhibits are shown in a simple way, just as the exhibition title A Path to Return indicates – presenting their path to return in a visual form without any embellishment.

 

The whole series, taking Nature as the keynote, connects people, and inner feelings. The artists used unique techniques to express emotions, gentle and subtle sensitivity, by pieceing together natural elements. Flowers and grasses waving gracefully and butterflies dancing, Mother Nature has her own rhythm. Cycle. Regeneration. One for all. Blending with Nature, we can feel calm and relaxed, the infinity, emptiness and fullness. The exhibition gives off a quiet, spirited feeling, and is filled with deep love. The work Fragrance, with bright orange contrasted with white, features on the paper full of semi-three-dimensional flowers layer upon layer that bloom freely, allowing visitors to smell the fragrance visually. The orange piece highlights a picture of a dress, which Bonnie and Kitty pressed directly from one of their mother's favorite dresses using a printmaking machine, conveying their impression of the beloved mother in a simplest and most direct way. Here, clothes reflect personality, while orange stands for warmth, brilliancy, happiness and energy, and flowers are used as the medium/source from which fragrance symbolically comes from.

 

Wish, in the centre of the exhibition venue, is a work created with 300 mixed media paper-made, lifelike butterflies. They are placed together in suspension one by one, as if dancing with joy before the viewer, who can choose to look from afar or appreciate close up. Each butterfly shows a distinctive pattern and color, having a different paper thickness. And the thin papers will curl up outwardly over time, as if doing different poses at rest, vividly. The artists use the butterflies to represent the uniqueness and existential value of each individual and to express blessings to their deceased parents. There will be an extended space for interaction with the work, where visitors can pick up a butterfly that gives them the most feels, put it in the palm, and express a silent wish to a person they think of at that moment. This interactive work connects Bonnie and Kitty with their parents. Who’s that person in your case?

 

A Path to Return constitutes a spiritual journey. The collection entitled Cherishing, Love, seems to be drawing the conclusion. The works are lit up by lights filter in through apertures created with their skillful use of the needle. The process was both creative and healing. Abstract light spots reveal blurred human heads and caressing hands that make you feel intense love and giving. The artists are expressing their inner feelings implicitly. They mean to convey to the viewer a kind of atmosphere, and a feeling towards the work and the exhibition at large.

 

Cora Si

Curator

展期 Extension Period:18/12/2021 - 27/01/2022

開放時間:下午二至六時

Opening Hours : 2:00pm - 6:00pm

At Light——澳門卑第圍1號地下 Pátio do Padre Narciso nº 1, R/C, Macau

策展人 Curator:施援程 Cora Si Wun Cheng

主辦 Organizer:弘藝峰創作社 Arts Empowering Lab

贊助 Support:澳門基金會 Macao Foundation

場地贊助 Venue sponsor: At Light

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媒體報導 |News report:

正思今日澳門,19/12/2021

弘藝峰展出梁慕貞梁慕潔裝置作品

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把心帶回家——梁慕貞 X 梁慕潔裝置作品展