OP zine, 22-November-2020

If I have a pair of jet-boots

Lee Ka-sing
If I have a pair of jet-boots (2017)

Mixed media: Archival inkjet print mounted on spruce wood, acrylic medium
Size: 255x125x39 mm

Henry Steiner, work on paper

Henry Steiner
Work on paper (1992)
145mm x 162mm
Original, signed

A Day in the Trailing of an Ant (for Kai)

A line in the sand

Gaye Jackson

November 15-29, 2020

Hissing Rain, written by Holly Lee

Kai never settles on one medium. He’s constantly looking and probing materials around him, excited at the possibility of some new found substance that might tie-in with the project on his mind. Kai’s touch of genius is, no matter how he does it, the signature of the finished piece, or pieces, or the group of work, is unmistakably his own. In the on-line exhibition Facing East Facing West, we present Kai Chan’s rare, small prints from a group of unique silkscreens in various sizes he did in 2016. The inspiration was, as the artist put it, from the practice of Chinese calligraphy. But what we can also find are strokes from his previous large scale installations, two-dimensionalized and compressed into a flat space. We can hear instrumental music, orchestrated amiably, interwreathed into tense and delicate textures, like hissings of the Summer rain.

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(Kai Chan has exhibited his work across Canada, the United States, Japan, Australia and Europe. His solo exhibition, ”Rainbow Lakes” began in 2002 traveled to 8 public galleries across Canada. “Kai Chan: Spider's Logic”, a 35 years retrospective exhibition beginning in 2010 is touring to 6 cities. He has received numerous grants from the Canada Council and the Ontario Arts Council as well as several prestigious awards including the Jean A. Chalmers National Crafts Award [1998], and the Prix Saidye Bronfman Award for Excellence in the Crafts [2002]. His work is in the following collections: Musée d’art de Joliette, Québec; Musée d’art de Baie-Saint-Paul, Québec; Museum London, London, Ontario; Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK; The Art ;Gallery of Sudbury, Ontario; Musée des Arts Decoratifs de Montréal; The Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Québec; The Library and Gallery, Cambridge, Ontario; Mississauga Living Arts Centre, Ontario; and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Canada.)

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Untitled #1

Kai Chan
Unique silk-screen print, on rice paper
5x7 inches, in borderless frame

Untitled #2

Kai Chan
Unique silk-screen print, on rice paper
5x7 inches, in borderless frame

Untitled #3

Kai Chan
Unique silk-screen print, on rice paper
5x7 inches, in borderless frame

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Untitled #4

Kai Chan
Unique silk-screen print, on rice paper
5x7 inches, in borderless frame

Untitled #5

Kai Chan
Unique silk-screen print, on rice paper
5x7 inches, in borderless frame

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November 15-29, 2020

The Hero and the Heroine
written by Holly Lee

In one portrait, Elaine Ling, the Hong Kong born Canadian photographer stood beside a Mongolian general holding the same twelve foot spear with the intimidating warrior. She appeared so tiny beside this colossal figure, measuring merely up to his waist. Yet within this woman’s petite physique she possessed immense spirit, great strength and a beautiful soul. During her life-long travels to many remote parts of the world, she brought back picture after picture of extraordinary beauty of the otherwise little visited lands. Places where ancient monolithic stones and sculptures still stand, houses once lived, occupied now only by desert sand, sites where baobabs reside peacefully with human neighbours and treated as great friends. Her photographs are not just aesthetic still-lifes, they tell us stories. Sometimes through her subtle journalistic approach we are able to peep into the profuse culture and spiritual lives of other peoples - the Cubans, Burmese, Mongolians and Tibetans.

To the richness of her large format black and whites, to the serenity of the natural, or cultural monumental landscapes and the footprints of the peoples she so tirelessly pursued and embraced, we salute her outstanding achievement.

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(Elaine Ling (1946-2016) immigrated to Canada from Hong Kong in the 1950s. She was a family physician but pursued passionately on the side, a life-long career as a photographer, traveled extensively to remote places creating a vast body of documentary work. She had four monographs published and her work is collected in museums in Canada and worldwide.)

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Africa Stones #1

Elaine Ling
Africa Stones #1, 1994
8 x 10 inch, gelatin silver photograph, on fiber-based paper
Edition 3/28

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America Stones #1 (Monolith 1), 1995

Elaine Ling
America Stones #1 (Monolith 1), 1995
8 x 10 inch, gelatin silver photograph, on fiber-based paper

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Persia Stones #19, 1995

Elaine Ling
Persia Stones #19, 1995
8 x 10 inch, gelatin silver photograph, on fiber-based paper
Edition 3/28

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America Stones #27, 1995

Elaine Ling
America Stones #27, 1995
8 x 10 inch, gelatin silver photograph, on fiber-based paper

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America Stones #29

Elaine Ling
America Stones #29
8 x 10 inch, gelatin silver photograph, on fiber-based paper
Edition 3/28

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America Stones #2, 1995

Elaine Ling
America Stones #2, 1995
8 x 10 inch, gelatin silver photograph, on fiber-based paper
Edition 1/28

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Abandoned Namib Desert #VIII, 1997

Elaine Ling
Abandoned Namib Desert #VIII, 1997
8 x 10 inch, gelatin silver photograph, on fiber-based paper
Edition 3/28

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Abandoned Namib Desert #IV, 1997

Elaine Ling
Abandoned Namib Desert #IV, 1997
8 x 10 inch, gelatin silver photograph, on fiber-based paper
Edition 3/28

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China Stones #22, 1995

Elaine Ling
China Stones #22, 1995
8 x 10 inch, gelatin silver photograph, on fiber-based paper
Edition 3/28

$500.00
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DOUBLE DOUBLE: Box-in-a-Valise (on-site)

Photography work by Holly Lee and Lee Ka-sing

8.5×11 in, 22×28 cm
64 pages, perfect binding
Publish Date: April 29, 2020
CAD $23.79 (plus tax, shipping)

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DOUBLE DOUBLE: Box-in-a-Valise held at 50 GLADSTONE AVENUE from May 1 to September 30, 2020. This publication is a full documentation of the exhibition featuring 112 lots of exhibits.

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OCEAN POUNDS

OCEAN POUNDS is a platform for a number of art-driven projects, founded in 1995 (Hong Kong) by photo-based artists Holly Lee and Lee Ka-sing, headquartered in Toronto since 2000. OCEAN POUNDS is also a primo spot to acquire Holly and Ka-sing’s work - from the very recent to vintages dated back to late 70’s. Furthermore, it acts as a good resource to locate fine art pieces from their past organized projects (Gallery, Representation, Print Program), with work from prominent artists notably Nobuyoshi Araki, Christopher Doyle, Yau Leung and Yao Jui-chung.

Holly Lee

Holly Lee (Hong Kong/Canada) worked as a professional photographer for nearly two decades before relocating to Toronto in 1997. She was awarded an Asian Cultural Council fellowship in 1994 and was the recipient of the Grand Award and two Gold Awards from the Hong Kong Institute of Professional Photographers (1995) and Best of Multimedia in the Pan Pacific Digital Artistry Competition (1996). From 1992 to 1999 she was one of the founders and editors of DISLOCATION magazine, a Hong Kong-based monthly journal on contemporary photography. After moving to Canada in 1997 she helped to set up LEE KA-SING gallery in 2000. From 2006 to 2018 she was involved in INDEXG, coordinating the gallery’s exhibition programs. Her first poetry book Nine Years was publishing as a POD by OCEAN POUNDS in 2020.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holly_Lee

Lee Ka-sing

Lee Ka-sing grew up in Hong Kong and resides in Toronto, Canada since 1997. He was the co-founder of DISLOCATION (1992-1999 Hong Kong), a former independent photography magazine. In 1989, he was awarded “Artist of the Year” by Hong Kong Artists’ Guild. A decade later, in 1999 he received the Fellowship for Artistic Development presented by Hong Kong Arts Development Council. Selected monographs include Thirty-one Photographs (1993, Photo Art), Forty Poems, photographs 1995-98 (1998, Ocean & Pounds, Hong Kong Arts Development Council Publication Grant), The Language of Fruits and Vegetables (2004, Hong Kong Heritage Museum), De ci de là des choses (2006, Editions You-Feng). His work is in private and public collections, and in museums such as Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, M+ Museum and Hong Kong Heritage Museum.

http://leekasing.com