Featuring Alanna Hernandez, Amber Larks, Corn Shuk Mei Ho, Dallas Lee, Grace Bromley, Harris Wong, Jason Ho, Kidd Murray, Mizuki Nishiyama, Purple Liu, and Zena Blackwell

9 March - 1 April, 2023
3 - 4/F, 9 On Lan Street, Central, Hong Kong

Opening Reception: 9 March 17:00 - 20:00, 10 March 11:00 - 19:00
Opening Hours: 11:00 - 19:00, Monday - Saturday
(Closed on Sundays)

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According to Sigmund Freud, he believed that an individual could relieve psychological distress by bringing the hidden meaning of dreams in their conscious awareness. The latent content of dreams holds the key to understanding our hopes, fears, and experiences in life. With this in mind, latent dreaming can be seen as a healing process. It is a space for love and kindness that exists in the nebulous region between wake and sleep, where emotions are simultaneously intensified and yet rendered meaningless, and where only a perpetual sense of bliss and forgiveness remains. In this group show, the West meets the East in the city of Hong Kong to create a vibrant fusion. The artworks act as the physical manifestation of the softness and clemency experienced in the dreamlike state, allowing the artists to showcase their brilliance as audiences indulge in the lucid sensation.

This spring, step into the subconscious with us and experience what it feels like to be Latent Dreaming.

About the artists


    (b. 1988, USA)

    Alanna Hernandez grew up on Cape Cod, and graduated from the University of
    Massachusetts Amherst in 2010, where she earned a B.A. in Middle East Studies. During this time she gained some formal art training, as well as education in art history, history, and language. After graduating, she continued her art practice while training in yoga and meditation. Her work is a culmination of this combination of formal education in the arts and humanities, training in yoga and meditation, and self-taught art skills. She is currently an artist and educator based in Midcoast Maine.

    Recent exhibitions: Feinkunst Kruger, Germany (2022), ARTPM Gallery, USA (2022), Interloc Projects, USA (2022)


    (b.1994, USA)

    Amber Larks is an oil painter whose work explores the metaphysical and unknown with nods to science fiction and surrealism. The imagery in her work often stems from the subconscious and hypnagogia- the transitional state of consciousness between wake and sleep. Inspired by Carl Sagan’s explanation of higher dimensions, her recent paintings feature beings and anomalies that cannot be fully perceived in our known world. Growing up in the diverse city of Los Angeles and coming from a biracial and non religious background, she often reflects on and incorporates themes of identity, perception, belonging, purpose, and existence into her work. Her goal is to hold a mirror to society and encourage reflection and exploration of the unknown. Amber lives and works in Los Angeles, USA.

    Recent exhibitions: Dear Artists Visual Gallery, Online (2021), ShockBoxx Gallery, Online (2021), SAP Art Gallery, USA (2020)


    (b.1988, Hong Kong)

    Corn Shuk Mei Ho is an artist with a focus on contemporary painting. Corn obtained her
    Master of Fine Arts (Merit) degree in 2016 at the University of Arts London, Wimbledon
    College of Arts, and completed her BA (Hons) in Fine Arts and French Studies from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2010. She currently works and lives in London. She sets out to explore the deepest levels of the human subconscious. The atmospheric, melancholic tones of her drawings and paintings evoke sensations of dislocation. Her works document her interest in what is lost and found. The ambivalence between the fleeting and synthesised memory becomes a trace within the landscape. In recent years, she has held solo exhibitions and participated in joint exhibitions in Hong Kong, Seoul, the United Kingdom, and Europe, and her works have been collected by private collections.

    Recent exhibitions: Gallery by the Harbour, Hong Kong (2022), Fringe Club, Hong Kong (2022), Odds and Ends, Hong Kong (2022)


    (b.1999, Hong Kong)

    Dallas Lee is fascinated with the power of painting and drawing. She thinks it can interact with people and meanwhile within every part of the work. Her works lie between representation and abstraction She intends to construct a world connecting reality and imagination at the same time to fulfill dreams. She paints like drawing and draws like painting unconsciously. She seldom defines whether her work is a painting or drawing as she believes the blur brings the work to life.

    Recent exhibitions: Lemna of the Alchemist, Hong Kong (2022), Art Central, Hong Kong (2022), 1999 Art Space, Hong Kong (2022)


    (b.1994, USA)

    Grace Bromley is a New York City based artist. Born and raised in Chicago, IL, she attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a BFA and a focus in Painting. Her work explores feminine archetypes, weaving fantastical narratives with a sense of whimsy, surrealism and dark humor. Drawing from the influence of religious iconography, symbolism, fable, as well as folklore, she crafts her own cautionary tales, subverting ideas of what it means to be the hero or the damsel. She will begin pursuing an MFA at Virginia Commonwealth University in the fall of 2022.

    Recent exhibitions: Target Gallery, USA (2022), Tinimini Room, USA (2022), Thierry Goldberg Gallery, USA (2022)


    (b.1998, Hong Kong)

    Harris Wong believes humor is the salient element in his art practices. He desires to construct an absurd world by recreating articles of daily life in strange and goody forms, exploring the integration of abstraction and figuration. Inspired by absurdism, Harris observes matters of indifference and intends to transform that meaninglessness into something engrossing yet rebellious. Distorted and goofy hybrid creatures are frequently depicted in his practices as his motifs. Harris has concentrated on ceramics and printmaking. Transferring printed images on clay-based potteries and molded clay, he is obsessed with exploring the relationship between the two mediums, bridging different dimensions through screen printing mono-print and ceramic sculpture-making.

    Recent exhibitions: Art Central, Hong Kong (2023), Touch Gallery, Hong Kong (2022), Contemporary by Angela Li, Hong Kong (2022)


    (b.1993, UK)

    Filled with detailing and dynamism, Jason Ho’s “art-chitecture” is bursting with color and life, offering its viewers a glimpse into his narrative-inspired fantastical worlds. Trained at Cambridge University and University College London, British-Chinese architect Jason Ho designs evocative architectural space that exceeds the definition of science, anchoring his subjects in the essence of abstractionism.

    Recent exhibitions: Art Central, Hong Kong (2023), Maison Ozmen, France (2022), Seefood Room, Hong Kong (2022)


    (b.1994, Scotland)

    Kidd Murray is a visual artist whose work explores themes of consumerism and materialism, and depicts a world which has been dominated by both, rendering it obsolete. These imagined places depicted within their works are adorned with diamantés, vibrant colours and manicured landscapes, a nod to materialism and impractical beauty standards. An inhabitant of this world, the worm, can be seen feeding off of vivacious fruit and plants, and struggling to find its place in a superficial, dysfunctional world that has only one agenda - beauty.

    Recent exhibitions: Août Gallery, Lebanon (2023), Cohle Gallery, France (2023), 19 Karen Gallery, Australia (2022)


    (b.1998, Hong Kong)

    Mizuki Nishiyama is a London based, mixed-Japanese artist, creating raw, vivid and
    multifaceted paintings that explore the fragile human condition. As a mixed-Japanese artist, Nishiyama draws inspiration from the East and West. Bridging her Hong Kong, Japanese and Italian cultural heritages. Embracing deeply personal experiences to craft each artwork: the artist’s ongoing relationship with anxiety and trauma has greatly influenced her practice, and has fuelled her to confront vulnerability, fragility and the human condition. Painting is a chaotic yet meditative process for Nishiyama that allows her to make sense of the more tempestuous periods in life.

    Recent exhibitions: Haus of Contemporary, Hong Kong (2022), ArtNext, Hong Kong (2022), JingArt, China (2022)


    (b.1993, Hong Kong)

    Purple Liu is a visual artist whose practice explores architectural motifs to demonstrate the relationship between objects and beings. Her colour and shape driven paintings explore the boundaries between virtual space and tangible structure.

    Recent exhibitions: 1999 Art Space, Hong Kong (2022), Parallel Space, Hong Kong (2020), ASYAAF2019, South Korea (2019)


    (b. 1977, Welsh)

    Zena Blackwell is a visual artist whose work investigates various themes pertaining to
    childhood, be it her own experience of childhood and parenthood or general observations of her own two children. Zena is interested in the evolving dynamics between her children; their relationship with the environment, animals and the world in general (and all that it presents). Children can be strange and beautiful but also funny but melancholy. The presence of children in Zena’s work provides glimpses into imagination, fantasy; story telling and sometimes surrealism, identity and gender definitions. Although recognisable faces often crop up in her works, Zena does not consider them as portraits with the character’s representing a universal portrayal of children/ childhood. She often find that the paintings are very relatable to other people - so they almost become like shared memories or a shared lexicon of

    Recent exhibitions: Pierhead Futures, UK (2023), Canfas, UK (2022), The Bomb Factory, UK (2022)


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