ISBN : 978-988-12247-1-2
Publisher : Osage Gallery
Date Published : 2013
Author : Chan Ning
Editor : Au Hoi Lam
Designer : Anson Suen (Osage Design)
Curator : –
Artist/s: : Au Hoi Lam
This publication was published as the catalogue to the exhibition, Au Hoi Lam: My Father Is Over The Ocean held at Osage Open from 22 March to 22 April 2013..
Au Hoi Lam: My Father is Over the Ocean is an exhibition featuring paintings and installations that Hong Kong artist, Au Hoi Lam, specially made in remembrance of her late father. Osage Open was transformed to an imaginative ‘ocean’ and the installation of her late father’s bed and the song My Father slowly unfolds the theme of ‘yearning’.
“My Father, a song adapted from My Bonnie, is converted into imageries, symbols and sounds. The components of my father’s bed allow me to speak to him. All of these linger in the exhibition space – the ‘ocean’ where 365 days of yearning is embedded in. This exhibition is also dedicated to all the fathers and anyone who misses their father.” Au said.
Through the work of her introspection of personal episodes, viewers are able to encounter the various experiences. While each individual experience is unique, it is expanded to the universal in the way Au closely observes the banality of the everyday and moulds it into an emblem of human emotions.