This exhibition traces the inspirations of Huang Dan, in particular her affinity with Monet’s impressionist landscapes. A journey started in France continues in China, as Huang Dan’s continues the impressionist instinct of stripping away extraneity, further reducing colour and form to focus on the essential. The exhibition of Huang Dan’s newest paintings affirms the continuation of her journey: “a process from much, to half, to less… to none.” Huang Dan was born in Guanxi, China, in 1979. She studied at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, graduating with a BA from the Department of Traditional Chinese Painting in 2001. In 2004, she was awarded an MA from the same institution. Previous exhibitions in Hong Kong include 2014’s “Devotion to Ink” at the Maritime Museum, the “Cha-Na” at Art Basel Hong Kong in 2016, and “Perceptions” at Art Basel Hong Kong in 2017.
The exhibition will include a concert at the gallery on Saturday, 19 May at 3pm. Please contact the gallery for ticketing.
Event Name: Inspirations by Huang Dan: Concert by Taka Taka Trio
Date: 19 May 2018
Taka Taka Trio is a classical music group founded in February 2017. Its founding members, Bob (Flute), Calvin (Clarinet) and Camilla (Piano), share a vision to promote artistic originality in both creativity and expression.
In the spirit of Huang Dan’s Inspirations for Le French May, the group will present primarily French music, selected, arranged and played as inspired by Huang Dan’s paintings. Impressions of composers included are Claude Debussy, Darius Milhaud, Tony Aubin, Jean Michel Damase, Bechara El Khoury, and Hong Kong-born composer Evita Yung.