Jul 12 – Sep 9
de Sarthe Gallery is pleased to announce its inaugural artist residency (deSAR). The open-studio residency takes place in the gallery’s 10,000sq/foot space in Wong Chuk Hang. The residency allows artists the freedom of a large arena to explore their creativity and actively encourages audiences to witness as well as participate in the process of making art. The program aims at challenging the conventional dynamics between artists’ studios and gallery spaces – subverting both the notion of privacy within creation and altering the nature of a gallery space.
First artist in residence Andrew Luk will be working on four new series that utilize mediums like resin, vaporized superglue, aluminum, concrete, and found objects. One of the series will take the form of a large-scale, functional installation.
de Sarthe Gallery was founded in 1977 in Paris, later establishing galleries in America and most recently in Hong Kong and Beijing. In the Hong Kong space, the gallery represents and exhibits a diverse spectrum of international artists, from important French Impressionists to Asian and Western modern and Post-War masters to a new generation of emerging artists.