The Golden Age of Travelby
27 February - 9 March, 2014
Hong Kongâ€™s one and only specialist vintage poster gallery, Picture This, is pleased to present â€œThe Golden Age of Travelâ€. This exhibition for sale is a celebration of scarce, important and beautiful travel posters promoting destinations worldwide dating from 1930s - 1980s.
by William Furniss
11 - 29 March, 2014
Rain is a clarion call for Furniss, the unifying eau behind his new series of photographs. Conceived of eight years ago, the images have been executed exclusively in Hong Kong over the past several years and draw upon Furnissâ€™ deep knowledge and understanding of the environment in which he is working. Every image brings together the energy of the city with one of Hong Kongâ€™s annual rites â€“ the Rain. Furnissâ€™ work is of colour and light. Rain itself is colourless, but as it bends and refracts the light, the water reshapes taxis, neon signs, people and architecture â€” all of which Furniss exploits to his advantage. In his quest he has used the Hongkong Tramway as his camera dolly, for shelter, a familiar angle, that jilted-rolling motion, and a unique vantage point. The Tram, which runs through the very heart of Hong Kong, provides Furniss the perfect protected environment in a grand delugeâ€”itâ€™s tracks are the spinal cord of the city.
Zero One Zero One
by Dominique LaugÃ©
8 - 31 May, 2014
The Project: Dominique LaugÃ©â€™s new body of work is the outcome of his experimentation of the very frontiers of digital technology and cross media manipulation. By running a digital photography file through a sound or text editor, sometimes mixing it with digitized sound or music files and then reconverting the outcome back into a picture file, LaugÃ© produces a seemingly random outcome, and a result which confounds our normal expectation of what represents a photograph. In the words of the Photographer: "I have come to realise that the compositions and the mood of my latest series is basically an abstract deconstructed new representation. Generated by the global use of digital technology in almost any form of art, the idea of creating bridges and connections between various forms of expression appeared essential to me and I felt compelled to investigate these new tools. It is a fresh approach for me as a photographer, though it draws on my many years of fine art photography."
An Exhibition of Rare and Original Chinese Propaganda Postersby
24 July - 16 August, 2014
This exhibition for sale showcases vintage and original propaganda posters published by the Chinese government from the 1950s to 1990s. Propaganda posters were a critical and central tool used by the Chinese authorities in the second half of the 20th century to distribute messages, mobilise support and influence and guide the masses. The posters are most closely associated with the period of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (1966 to 1976) though they were widely used both before and after this period. Our exhibition includes posters from the mid 1950â€™s right through to the late 1990â€™s, running the full gambit of political & social messages and campaigns all aimed to provide a simple and effective method to influence and control the People.
11 - 27 September, 2014
22 Photographers - 22 New Works Please join us at Picture This Gallery on 11th September 2014 to celebrate the launch of important new works by 22 Picture This Gallery represented photographers Venue: 13th Floor, 9 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong Time: 6pm to 8.30pm Presenting the work of: WING CHAN DANNY CHAU NORMAN DE BRACKINGHE DAVID ELLIOTT WILLIAM FURNISS ERNEST GOH MATTHEW KWAN DOMINIQUE LAUGE YAU LEUNG ANTON LYALIN KEITH MACGREGOR ELEANOR MCCOLL KEES METSELAAR PALANI MOHAN ROBIN MOYER CHARLES PALDY MATTHIEU PALEY RIC TSE MARK VASSALLO MICHAEL YAMASHITA RICHARD YEE RON YUE
Hong Kong Stories
by Ric Tse
4 - 29 November, 2014
We are pleased to announce our forthcoming exhibition HONG KONG STORIES, new works of Legography by locally based photographer Ric Tse. â€œI want to capture Hong Kongâ€™s spirit in a different way. Though the universal appeal of Lego, I aim to record and display Hong Kongâ€™s unique culture and to layer this with a generous helping of humourâ€ Ric has further evolved his interpretation of Hong Kong life, culture and its unique character through the eyes of his Lego figures since his legography was first launched early 2014. Ric Tseâ€™s dedication to his craft, expertise in creating the miniature settings for his Lego figures and familiarity with his environment all combine to make a unique, fascinating conception, a representation of the city of Hong Kong we all know and love. Please join us at our opening reception on Tuesday, 4 November 6pm-8:30pm. The exhibition continues until Saturday, 29 November, 2014
The Art of the Poster - An Exhibition of Original Vintage Postersby
24 November - 1 December, 2014
For the first time in Singapore, Hong Kong-based vintage poster dealer Picture This Gallery will present â€˜The Art of the Posterâ€™, a selling exhibition showcasing highlights from its collection of rare original vintage posters. The exhibition will be held at ION Art Gallery on Monday 24th November to Monday 1st December 2014. On offer will be posters promoting travel and tourism, food and beverage, and other product advertising, together with movie and entertainment promotional advertisements, all presenting amazing insights into retro design, popular culture and the trends of the times. Many leading poster designers are represented in this exhibition including Henri Toulouse-Lautrec and Jules Cheret from the late 19th century, and the very best of the 20th century poster artists including Adolphe Cassandre, Leonetto Cappiello, Jean dâ€™Ylen, Paul Colin, Bernard Villemot, Lucien Boucher and HervÃ© Morvin. Picture This Gallery is a leading dealer in original vintage posters and the only Asian based member of the prestigious International Vintage Poster Dealersâ€™ Association.
Off The Wall
by Norman de Brackinghe
9 - 24 December, 2014
Off the Wall is Norman de Brackinghe's latest collection of abstract expressionist photographs.Celebrating his 80th Birthday this month and the 10th Anniversary of his first solo exhibition of abstract photography has given de Brackinghe an opportunity to reflect on his photographic journey. Once more finding inspiration in the unnoticed beauty of decaying and distressed walls, he enchants us this time with a full spectrum of colours, from monochromatic moodiness to the dazzling intensity of his oranges, reds and yellows. Where once he regarded his images as accidental artistic expression and a search for de Stael, Rothko and Pollock in his distressed walls, today de Brackinghe seizes the initiative and focuses his camera on creating his own compositions, his own style, his own interpretation of abstract expressionism. The effect is more controlled and more considered, the outcome is captivating as de Brackinghe draws his audience into his universe.