One day… - Group exhibition by Eastman Cheng · Alice Lai · Castaly Leung

2013-05-16 18:30 - 2013-06-26 18:00

One day… - Group exhibition by Eastman Cheng · Alice Lai · Castaly Leung

When: 16 May - 26 June 2013
Where: Red Elation Gallery
Opening Reception: 16 May 2013 Thu 18:30-20:30

One day Poster


"One day…", a group exhibition by three local female artists, Eastman Cheng Shuk Yee, Alice Lai Nga Yu and Castaly Leung Ching Man, is about stories and imaginations in the city. With different subject matters, like daily objects, flashing moments and human relationships, the featured works express the artists' hopes for one day and bring joy and love to the city.

The wind at our backs by Castaly LEUNG

The wind at our backs by Castaly LEUNG, Acrylic on canvas, 80 x 80cm, two in a set, 2013

The three artists bring a female perspective to their works. However, their art is not feminist nor is it overtly focussed on gender. Eastman Cheng uses textiles in her art, a material which she expertly transforms into four stages in the life of a woman in her "Chair" series. She also embroiders patterns into her portrayals of countries in her "Touring between UK and Africa". Themes of aging and symbols are universal but Cheng chooses to express herself through fabric and thread. Alice Lai captures imaginary landscapes in her colourful paintings "My Dear Earth" series.

Floating home by Castaly LEUNG

Floating home by Castaly LEUNG, Oil and acrylic on canvas, 122 x 122cm, 2013

These are expressions of joyful times that a mother and her child would share. Cartoon like images full of hope and love. Castaly Leung explores themes of relationships between people and the world in a natural palette. In "Always home", her diptychs contrast abstract forms and touching interactions among the figures she paints or prints on the canvas. Women, and their male counterparts, all have dreams and imagine a different reality for one day…


SCOTLAND by Eastman CHENG, Embroidery with Acrylic on Fabric and Canvas, 48.5 x 48.5 cm, 2013

Eastman CHENG Shuk Yee
Eastman CHENG obtained her Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Fine Arts degree from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2000 and 2009 respectively. After the three years of experience in product design, she started her interest in creating landscape-like artworks. In 2010, she stayed as an Artist-inresidence at the Chinese Arts Centre in Manchester.

Main solo exhibitions by Eastman include "7 1/2ft Time Capsule" (OC Gallery, Olympian City, Hong Kong) in 2011; "Gymnasium" (Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester) in 2010; and "Swimming Pool" (Cheng Ming Building, Hong Kong) in 2009. She has participated in various group exhibitions and community projects held in museums, galleries, public spaces and institutions, such as "Touching Art: Louvre's Sculptures in Movement" (Hong Kong Museum of Art) and "Tasting Hong Kong" (Hong Kong International Airport) in 2010. Her work was shortlisted in "Exhibition of Sovereign Annual Contemporary Asian Art Competition" in 2004 and "Exhibition of Allen & Overy Art Collection" in 2003. Her works have been widely collected by private collectors and corporations.

Baby Chair by Eastman CHENG

Baby Chair by Eastman CHENG, Fabric, Wood and Sponge, 45 x 50 x 35 cm, 2009

Alice LAI Nga Yu
Alice LAI graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong Fine Arts Department in 2000. She obtained the Hong Kong Arts Development Council - FCO Chevening - University of Leeds Scholarships in 2005 to pursue a Master Degree in Fine Art in the UK. She has worked as an arts administrator since graduation and her artworks are mainly inspired by daily life and spontaneous imaginations.

Alice has held her solo exhibitions in Hong Kong -"Blossoms & Raindrops" (Gallery by the Harbour, Harbour City) and "Artists in the Neighbourhood Scheme IV: Ordinary Game – Works by Alice Nga-yu Lai" (Hong Kong Central Library and Tsuen Wan Plaza) in 2009; "Floating" (Stage1 Gallery, Hong Kong) in 2008. Joint exhibitions she has participated in include "Tai Gang Yi Yuan" (The National Sun Yat-Sun Memorial Hall, Taipei) in 2013; "Touching Art: Louvre's Sculptures in Movement" (Hong Kong Museum of Art) in 2011. Her work was shortlisted for the "Hong Kong Arts Centre 30th Anniversary Award" in 2008.

Baby Chair by Eastman CHENG

Baby Chair by Eastman CHENG, Fabric, Wood and Sponge, 45 x 50 x 35 cm, 2009

Castaly LEUNG Ching Man
Castaly LEUNG received her Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Fine Arts degree from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2002 and 2010 respectively. The frankness and romantic theme she selects reveal a simple and refreshing style in her works.

Solo exhibitions include "Imprint of the Mundane" (Grotto Fine Arts, Hong Kong) was held in 2010 and "With Love" (The Hong Kong Central Plaza) in 2011. Her works has been selected to participate in various local and overseas exhibitions and fairs, such as "HKIAA Fair 2010 (HK International Antique & Arts Fair)", "Hong Kong International Art Fair 2010" and "O Gallery 2008 Spring Exhibition" in Beijing. Castaly has also received a number of art awards- "Anthropy Creative Prize of The Art of CUHK (MFA Award)" in 2010 and "Finalist of 2005 Hong Kong Art Biennial Exhibition".

ARTram Shelters

Alice LAI is participating in "ARTram Shelters" which is an initiative created by Hong Kong Tramways, POAD and the Hong Kong Arts Centre. Her works in the "ARTram Shelters" will run in Wanchai from May through December.

Red Elation Gallery
Red Elation Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery based in Hong Kong founded in 2008. We focus on emerging and mid-career artists who use practiced techniques to reveal their personal and social ideas. Our artists are skilled in their chosen mediums and creative in their expression. The artworks are selected for their aesthetic beauty and the value offered to our clients. Group and solo exhibitions are held frequently at our unique gallery space in a quiet neighbourhood in Wanchai.


Opening Hours: 12:00-18:00 (Tue-Sat)
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