Asia Contemporary Art Show Features 'New York - Hong Kong' Exhibit, 10/3-6
The third edition of Asia Contemporary Art Show opens October 3-6 with more than 2000 artworks from around the world. For more than 25 years the Art Alliance of New York City brings its "all-inclusive" eye to art by bringing its curated exhibition "New York-Hong Kong" to ACA, with the works of 6 artists representing unique perspectives on the reality of creativity today, emanating from NYC, capital of the Art World.
For the Art Alliance, participating in ACA for the second time, the road to Hong Kong has become a familiar path to connecting with Asia's burgeoning collector base. "Traveling afar is critical to being recognized as a prophet," states Art Alliance director and premier sculptor Leah Poller. "Global culture has entered the golden age thanks to air travel, the proliferation of art fairs and the internet. We are thrilled to bring our personal testimony to the power of art to unite cultures."
Visitors to the ACA Fair will be introduced to first time ACA participants Bob Clyatt whose raku fired ceramics honor Asian traditions and themes while introducing Western perspectives. Ken Kraus, a natural colorist, brings a lifetime career as an architect to his luscious landscapes of strong yellows, vibrant oranges and strong blues, all suggestive of sun-soaked days. The consummate New York creative Bobbi Van translates the excitement and cacophony of city living on the unusual support of supple vinyl and reverse painting on Plexiglas. In an alchemistic duet, photographer Robin Hill and poet/sculptor Jim LoParo dance with fire in "The Genesis Series" of photography with a ritualistic vocabulary inscribed in space. Belgian artist Roseline Koener returns to the show with her many layered, spiritually grounded collages of painted papers executed in candy like colors, and sculptor Leah Poller, after multiple visits to China, has added an Asian flair to the latest additions to her world renowned "101 Bed Collection".
ACA Fair director Mark Saunderson says of the Art Alliance's curatorial approach in "New York - Hong Kong "We are excited to see the very diverse body of work presented by Art Alliance - collectors and buyers in Hong Kong expect that from the Show, now in its 3rd edition."
The Art Alliance will be located in Suite 2707 of the JW Marriott Hotel, Pacific Place, Hong Kong, The Asia Contemporary Art Show opens with a special Collector's Reception Thursday, October 2 from 5:00 - 9:00, and Friday from 1:00 - 5 pm, with a VIP event from 5:00-9:30 and Saturday Sunday from 1:00 - 8:30.
About the ART ALLIANCE:
The Art ALLIANCE of New York celebrates its 25 years of international activity with its presentation "NEW YORK - HONG KONG" at the Asia Contemporary Art Exhibition (Hong Kong, October, 2013). Directed and curated by Leah Poller, sculptor and arts activist, with more than 120 exhibitions to her credit, the Art Alliance collaborates internationally with artists, galleries and institutions by offering its unique "inclusive eye" as testimony to the power of art to unite cultures worldwide.
About BOB CLYATT:
Bob Clyatt grew up roaming the countryside of Northern California, ending up studying art at UC Berkeley in the late '70s. Absorbing the zeitgeist of that time and place created a desire for fusion in Bob's work - ancient and modern, organic and technological. Using clay as his central medium connects Bob to the oldest art-making traditions, with a range of techniques such as assemblage and the introduction of modern materials and gesture to bring about a fusion in the work to give it a contemporary voice. Bob has eight years of formal sculpture education at the Art Student's League of New York, under the guidance of Barney Hodes. He lives and works in Rye, NY.
About BOBBI VAN
Bobbi Van grew up in Boston and moved to New York in the 70's. Her fascination with painting reverse on Plexiglas coincided with a deep desire to explore the unconscious and how we see and feel. The contrasts in the paintings/sculptures...transparent and opaque, flat and dense, loose and versus still... are similar to how we experience life. She often uses found objects in her work and builds texture on both sides of the paintings/sculptures to create light and movement. She is inspired by the words of the 13th century Sufi poet, Rumi, "out beyond wrong doing and right doing there is a field of consciousness. I'll meet you there." Bobbi studied with Bruce Dorfman at Art Student's League of New York and has shown her work internationally and in the US. Bobbi lives and works in New York City.