• installation view with a Carol Rama work at the center

    Installation view, Our Lady of the Flowers, Lévy Gorvy, Hong Kong 2019. Photo: Kitmin Lee

  • installation view with a row of Diane Arbus photographs

    Installation view, Our Lady of the Flowers, Lévy Gorvy, Hong Kong 2019. Photo: Kitmin Lee

  • installation view with a Carol Rama painting at the center

Our Lady of the Flowers: Diane Arbus | Carol RamaExhibition

Hong Kong

Ongoing

 

Opening Reception:

Wednesday, September 25, 6-8PM

Our Lady of the Flowers: Diane Arbus | Carol Rama

Our Lady of the Flowers is a special presentation pairing two visionary iconoclasts of the twentieth century, Diane Arbus and Carol Rama. Spanning the gallery’s entire ground-floor space in the historic St. George’s Building, a selection of Arbus’s photographs of two of New York City’s iconic theaters of public interaction–Central Park and Washington Square—will hang alongside Rama’s assemblage paintings, which transform their supports into semi-abstract landscapes of aggression and desire. Our Lady of the Flowers will constitute the first in-depth public presentation of Arbus’s and Rama’s work in Greater China.

Both Arbus and Rama created art marked by its psychological pull and unexpected imagery. Arbus has often been described as an "urban anthropologist,” using her camera as both an observational tool and a means of capturing intangible emotions, states, and themes. She once compared her photographic approach to collecting butterflies, and while she often sought out certain individuals—usually those on the margins—she remained open to chance encounters. Rama was likewise a connoisseur of curiosities who embraced the creative possibilities of accident while structuring her compositions with lucid arrangements of color, texture, and shape. Her most well-known body of work, the Bricolage series, conceives the painterly support as a site of bodily compromise, wherein castoff objects—among them, worn rubber tubes, metal shavings, and taxidermy eyes—join gestural emanations of paint. While insistently abstract, her works hint at representation, suggesting traumatized bodies and compromised psyches.

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Selected Works

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  • Black and purple abstract painting

    Carol Rama
    Bricolage
    1968
    Nail, ink, spray paint, vinyl glue, and matchsticks on paper
    18 7/8 x 11 5/16 inches (48 x 28.7 cm)
    © Archivio Carol Rama, Torino
    Photo: Elisabeth Bernstein

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  • a couple on a bench

    Diane Arbus.
    Seated young couple on a park bench, N.Y.C. 1962,
    1962 / printed by Diane Arbus between 1962 and 1964.
    Gelatin silver print.
    Image: 8 3/8 x 8 1/4 (21.3 x 21 cm).
    Sheet: 14 x 11 inches (35.6 x 27.9 cm).
    © Estate of Diane Arbus, LLC 

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  • abstract painting made of black and brown rubber

    Carol Rama. Presagi di Birnam (Omens of Birnam), 1994. Rubber tires and iron hook on canvas with sheet metal. 53 1/8 x 23 5/8 inches (135 x 60 cm). © Archivio Carol Rama, Torino
    Photo: Elisabeth Bernstein

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Selected Press

Photog Story | DIANE ARBUS 捕捉社會邊緣人

November 11, 2019

由妮歌潔曼主演的電影《皮相獵影》(Fur,2007),大概令許多人認識Diane Arbus(1923-1971)這位美國女攝影師,電影中的角色性格古怪,現實中的她亦大概如此。原本她拍攝侏儒、變性人等題材已引起很大爭議,盛名時期突然自殺,更為其傳奇一生增添神秘色彩。

HK Lifestyle | 【顯影】《皮相獵影》女主角原型 捕捉邊緣人悲喜 - 顯影

November 11, 2019

由妮歌潔曼主演的電影《皮相獵影》(Fur,2007),大概令許多人認識Diane Arbus(1923-1971)這位美國女攝影師,電影中的角色性格古怪,現實中的她亦大概如此。原本她拍攝侏儒、變性人等題材已引起很大爭議,盛名時期突然自殺,更為其傳奇一生增添神秘色彩。

Artnet | 厉为阁宣布代理屠宏涛:这家蓝筹画廊有怎样的“亚洲布局”?

October 14, 2019

近日,蓝筹画廊厉为阁(Lévy Gorvy)宣布将全球代理中国艺术家屠宏涛,这是该画廊代理的第一位中国在世艺术家。屠宏涛1999年毕业于中国美术学院油画专业,目前工作、生活在成都,通过在绘画中对风景和抽象绘画的表达,持续探索图像与技法之间有机的发展演化关系。

Art Forum | 画廊动态:白立方、厉为阁、卓纳、König Galerie、佩斯等

October 10, 2019

厉为阁画廊(Lévy Gorvy)宣布将在全球代理中国艺术家屠洪涛。

Galleries Now | https://www.galleriesnow.net/shows/our-lady-of-the-flowers/

October 10, 2019

Spanning the gallery’s entire ground-floor space in the historic St. George’s Building, a selection …

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