Exhibition | British Ceramic Artist Charlotte Mary Pack

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Maison Huit

G/F, No. 8A St Francis Street

Wanchai

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Maison Huit is delighted to announce the Hong Kong debut solo exhibition of British artist Charlotte Mary Pack. This exhibition will include the artist’s signature ongoing ‘Species Pot’ series and a commissioned ‘Dog’ series that is created exclusively for Hong Kong. The exhibition will open on 12 September 2019 at our Wanchai gallery space and run through till 12 October 2019. To support the artist’s passion and raise awareness for wildlife conservation, our gallery, together with the artist, will be donating 15% of our proceeds to WWF – Hong Kong and Hong Kong Dog Rescue.

Charlotte Mary Pack, based in East Sussex, graduated from Central Saint Martins (first class honors degree in Ceramic Design) in 2013. Since then, she has exhibited in group shows in London, Miami, Geneva and Paris. In 2017, her work was acquired by Musee ARIANA, Geneva, Switzerland.

Growing up on a farm and traveling widely across Africa are fundamental experiences that have instilled her affection for the natural environment. The combination of both Pack’s love for all creatures great and small, and slay steers her work to explore different ways to draw attention to the declining wildlife and natural world.

For Pack’s debut solo exhibition, Maison Huit has commissioned the artist to create a new series – the ‘Dog’ series, in which there will be 30 pieces of dog figurines and pots, each of a different breed, from cute little Poodle and Chihuahua to the handsome Husky and Great Dane. The dog figurines created by Pack shows intricate details including the carefully carved hair and eyes that look like they belong to a real living creature. These figurines crawl on top of the flawless porcelain vessels and each piece is finished in a matt and monochrome palette. A portion of proceeds from the sales of this ‘Dog’ series will be donated to Hong Kong Dog Rescue to support their program to help abandoned dogs in Hong Kong.

Another collection on display in this exhibition is the artist’s signature ‘Species Pot’ series that she has been developing as an ongoing series since the beginning of her career. Pack creates endangered wildlife figurines and pots using the IUCN Red List of endangered species. Species Pots Series is an ever evolving collection no two pieces are the same. In small scale, each animal is meticulously hand built and carved to fine detail by Pack. On the underside of every piece includes the species name and its 'status' in the wild - Critically Endangered, Endangered or Vulnerable. It is important to be able to identify each animal - it provides an opportunity for you to explore more about the specific species and why it is under threat. A portion of proceeds from the sales of the Species Pots Series will be donated to WWF- Hong Kong to support their wildlife conservation effort.

Through this exhibition, Maison Huit hopes to convey a message that art and our daily lives are inseparable, and art is a powerful channel of education and changing the world. Through her exquisite and meticulously handcrafted works of art, emerging artist Charlotte Mary Pack is making a strong statement to remind the world to be gentle and grateful to nature, and that each of us can make a difference.

位於星街藝術小區的設計廊Maison Huit即將舉辦英國陶瓷藝術家Charlotte Mary Pack的香港首個個展,展出藝術家膾炙人口的'動物瓶'系列('Species Pot' series)和香港限定的'小狗瓶'系列作品。展覽將於9月12日開幕。Charlotte自出道便將所賣藝術品的一部分收益捐贈給保護自然生態的慈善團體。這次展覽也不例外,Maison Huit將聯同藝術家把所賣藝術品的15%收益分別捐贈給世界自然基金會香港分會和救狗之家。

Charlotte Mary Pack現居英國東蘇塞克斯(East Sussex),2013年畢業於中央聖馬丁藝術與設計學院(Central Saint Martins),修護陶瓷設計。畢業後於倫敦,邁阿密,日內瓦和巴黎展出。作品並於2017年獲日內瓦的ARIANA博物館收藏。

Charlotte於農場長大,其後花了不少時間於非洲遊歷,令他對大自然和動物有一份獨特的鐘愛,並希望透過不同的藝術表現方式提高人們對保護自然生態的意識。

為紀念Charlotte首次於香港展出作品,Maison Huit特別跟藝術家構思創作出一個全新並香港限定的'小狗瓶'系列。這系列有30件作品,每件由不同品種的小狗雕塑和瓶身組成,品種包含大大小小的狗 - 從可愛的貴婦狗和吉娃娃到英偉的雪橇狗和大丹犬等等。Charlotte手雕的小狗造型逼真,藝術家對細節如毛髮和眼神的處理令作品栩栩如生。小動物站或臥於塗上相同啞粉色的瓶身上,非常可愛。Maison Huit和藝術家將會把賣出這系列作品的一部分收益捐贈給救狗之家,支持組織幫助香港的被遺棄或流浪狗隻。

展覽中另一個系列'動物瓶'是藝術家自出道便開始創作的作品。Charlotte參考國際自然保護聯盟瀕危物種紅色名錄(IUCN Red List),用雙手將一隻一隻瀕危動物雕刻成'動物瓶',每一件都是精雕細琢、獨一無二的作品,造型不會重覆。於動物雕像下方的瓶身上,藝術家刻上'極危'、'瀕危'和'易危'的字樣,以標示牠們於大自然受威脅的程度。藝術家希望大家欣賞藝術品的同時,多了解不同品種的動物和牠們受威脅的原因。這系列的作品銷售收益的一部分將捐贈給世界自然基金會香港分會。

Maison Huit策劃這次展覽意向大家說明藝術和日常生活之不可分離,藝術亦同時是教育社會和改變世界的一股重要力量。透過她精緻逼真的手雕作品,新晉藝術家正在向世界傳達一個強而有力的訊息,提醒我們對所身處的地球要常存溫柔和感恩,每一個人都有改變世界的能力。

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