Four by Four
by Recent photographic works by Anton Lyalin, Garie Waltzer, Jack Picone & Matthieu Paley
9 - 20 April, 2013
One exhibition / Four renowned photographers / Four different interpretations of Portraiture Each photographer in Four by Four presents a portrait, of animals, of people, of cities, and of a nomadic America, each telling their story, each reaching into the soul of their subject to produce images of great beauty and poignancy. Portraiture has been at the very heart of photography from the earliest days in the mid 19th century and is interpreted more broadly today. This exhibition invites the four photographers to share their own portrait studies, each one involved and considered, yet refreshing and approachable. From the intimacy of Jack Piconeâ€™s nude in a Paris hotel room to Anton Lyalinâ€™s grand study of a majestic lion standing proud on the African plain, from the stunning beauty of Garie Waltzerâ€™s early morning representation of the Taj Mahal to Matthieu Paleyâ€™s quirky hobos in the rural expanse of the mid west US, we are at once entranced and intrigued by the breadth of work from four hugely accomplished and renowned photographers.
The Orient by Design - An Exhibition of Rare Asian Postersby
23 April - 4 May, 2013
Hong Kongâ€™s one and only specialist vintage poster gallery, Picture This, is pleased to present â€œThe Orient by Designâ€. This exhibition for sale is a celebration of scarce, important and beautiful Asian travel and product advertising posters dating from 1920 to 1970. Highlights of this exhibition include rarely seen examples of Far Eastern travel posters; among them a wonderful stone lithograph poster for the Peninsular & Orient shipping line printed in England around 1928 and boasting the companyâ€™s â€œLuxurious Modern Steamersâ€ of â€œ14,500 to 17,000 tonsâ€ on which travelers can be transported to the Straits, China and Japan. The poster features a beautifully executed image of a dreamy and faraway China; where in the foreground women and children ride on a wheelbarrow pushed by a strong coolie, and in the background the local people go about their daily activities before distinctive traditional Chinese architecture. Other highlights from this exhibition include uncommon and early railroad, shipping and airline posters issued by, among others, Hong Kongâ€™s very own Kowloon Canton Railway, the Peking Hangkow Line, South Manchuria Railway Co., Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen, NYK Line, American President Line, the Civil Aviation Administration of China, B.O.A.C and Pan American Airways. The exhibition also features a selection of stunning vintage posters for popular destinations including Hong Kong, China, Thailand, Japan, Australia, Burma, Laos, Angkor and Japan. Seldom-seen posters advertising Banque Industrielle de Chineâ€™s bond issue in 1920 and â€œChinese Master Magicianâ€ Charles Cheongâ€™s performance in Hong Kong, 1961, are also highlights of the exhibition. PLEASE NOTE that all posters in the exhibition are immediately available for sale - please contact us to enquire or purchase.
MÃ©tÃ©ores - Photography by Dominique LaugÃ©by
9 - 31 May, 2013
The photographer Dominique LaugÃ© was born in La Rochelle, France in 1958. He studied at the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California from 1982 to 1984, during which time he also studied the Zone system under Robert Werling and Ansel Adams. LaugÃ© has worked as a professional photographer since 1985, moving to Milan in 1986 and returning to base himself in France in 2005. He currently works on editorial projects for various European magazines and publishers, and also exhibits his work at leading photography galleries in Europe, the US and at Picture This Gallery in Hong Kong. He divides his time between Paris, Gaillac and Milan.
A Wonderful Time - Photographs by Slim Aaronsby
25 June - 27 July, 2013
Slim Aarons American photographer Slim Aarons (1916-2006), born George Allen Aarons, is best known for his work photographing the American aristocracy and celebrities of Hollywood. At 18 years old, Aarons enlisted in the U.S. Army and soon became a combat photographer for the Second World War. Aarons returned to America after the war finished, and, having witnessed the grim reality of conflict, decided to concentrate on photographing the colourful, sun-dazed glamour of celebrities, jetsetters, and socialites. Aaronsâ€™ work is admired for his brilliant use of natural light and awareness for great compositions.
Touring the World: An Exhibition of Vintage Travel Postersby
5 - 28 September, 2013
Hong Kongâ€™s one and only specialist vintage poster gallery, Picture This, is pleased to present â€œTouring the World - An Exhibition of Vintage Travel Postersâ€. This exhibition for sale is a celebration of scarce, important and beautiful travel posters dating from 1920 to 1970. Highlights of this exhibition include beautiful examples of shipping, and railroad posters issued by, among others, Air France, B.O.A.C, Pan Am, Cathay Pacific, Air India, Messageries Maritimes, East Asiatic Company and S.N.C.F. Destinations covered include Hong Kong, Vietnam, Thailand, India, Sri Lanka, Japan, Australia, Britain, France, Canada and Mexico. The exhibition also features a selection of stunning and scarce vintage pictorial maps dating from the 1930s. ** Posters in this exhibition are available for viewing and sale before the opening date. Please contact us for more information. **
by Wing Chan
12 - 30 November, 2013
Wing Chan uses photomontage for a wide range of artistic expression that is grounded more in painting than in photography. Leveraging photographic technology to capture reality, Chan transforms this into masterful works of art, some imbued with rich elements of Abstract Expressionism, others reflecting a fusion of pop art, street art and graffiti iconography, in which we discover strands of the graffiti art of Jean-Michel Basquiat and the looping figures of Keith Haring. His work dances with rhythms of bold colours and texture; there is no little drama in these images. Chan's works exemplify the importance of artistic sensibility and demonstrate how style can evolve to produce new extremes of creative spontaneity. Born in Hong Kong in 1962, Wing Chan studied at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and had an award-winning career in commercial design in New York City. In 2011, Chan returned to Hong Kong, and inspired by a wealth of subject matter, he continues to apply his mastery of forms, shapes, colours and textures to the creation of his fine art photomontages. Chan has exhibited his photomontages in Europe and Asia, and they have also appeared in numerous publications worldwide. Enigma is Wing Chanâ€™s first solo exhibition in Hong Kong.