A Place In Time


I have a blur impression of my childhood. I cannot even remember anything if there were no photos of it. However, when I look at the photos, I cannot associate the child to myself – her life only belongs to that place. I try to paint with my instinct by looking at the familiar objects in photos.

Unexpectedly, the most precise memories are not about myself, but the woods, which is the external environment of my home.

Firefly, 2020, acylic on cavnas, 150x100cm

Flower decline, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 80 x60cm

Nest , 2020, acrylic on cavnas, 150x100cm

Together, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 60x50cm

Hoop, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 60x50cm

The Stillness, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 60x80cm

Traveler, 2020, acrylic on cavnas, 150x100cm

某年某地  - 葉雯、江俊雅 二人聯展
A Place in Time - Manny Yip & Kitty Kong Duo Exhibition

展覽日期: 2020年2月18日 - 29 日
Exhibition Date: 18 - 29 Feb 2020

開放時間:星期一至六 11am - 7pm 星期日及公眾假期休息
Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 11am-7pm; Sundays & Public Holidays closed

展覽場地:香港島中環下亞厘畢道2號 藝穗會陳麗玲畫廊
Venue: Anita Chan Lai-ling Gallery

免費入場 Free Admission




A Place in Time brings together works by two Hong Kong emerging artists - Manny Yip and Kitty Kong who use the pure language of painting as a response to memory with respect to their childhood and daily observations in the city.

The exhibition explores the fictional aspect of memory embodying not only the artists’ autobiographical information, but the intimate and subliminal quality of places held by memory that gather new meanings and conflate the experiences of the past and present.

As two artists specializing in painting, Manny Yip and Kitty Kong adopt different approaches to reclaiming their places in time. Manny Yip depicts ambiguous figures in subdued tones using acrylic paint, probing into the boundary that exists between forgetting and remembering in the context of her childhood. Turning to landscapes in the city, Kitty Kong’s work rediscovers and transforms physical places into voids of imagination, interpretation and revelation. By selectively isolating objects and memories on paper, she creates a narrative connecting personal memory that unveils the everyday and overlooked.

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