Fields of Abstraction, a group exhibition curated by Justin Charles Hoover, which brings four American artists; Freddy Chandra, Paul Clipson, Jesse Gottesman and Meghann Riepenhoff, to Hong Kong for the first time. The show has brought together 16 specially commissioned works that span a variety of different mediums, including experimental photography, etching, filmmaking and sculptural wall installation, into a series that explores the abstraction of tone, pattern, chaos and texture.
Freddy Chandra lives and works in the San Francisco Bay area. Chandra utilizes materials that have come from his study of architectural design. His use of acrylic allows his work to dematerialize the canvas, enabling the viewer to see through the work’s resin and acrylic layers and move between proximal fragments.
G. Roland Biermann was born in Bonn in 1962. He lives and works in London. With his photographic work Biermann explores uncertainty, ambivalence and transformation, situations where reality and fiction merge, often in the form of polyptychs and larger sequences of images.
Jesse Gottesman is currently an instructor at U.C. Berkeley Extension. Gottesman’s work is rooted in harnessing the natural phenomenon inherent in fluid processes and the deterioration of materials, in this case the copper plate itself.
Born in 1973, Ford lives and works in Melbourne. In 2001, he received a
Master of Art, by research, from RMIT University. He has had over 20 solo
exhibitions since 1998, at institutional, public and commercial galleries and
artist-run spaces. He has shown work in many group and survey exhibitions,
nationwide and internationally.
Born in Atlanta, GA, Meghann Riepenhoff is a photographic artist living in San Francisco. She has been published in Harper’s Magazine, Aperture PhotoBook Review, BOMB Magazine Word Choice, B&W and Color, and Zyzzyva.
Paul Clipson is a San Francisco-based filmmaker and experimental film artist whose work involves projected installation and live collaborative performances with sound artists and musicians.