The beautiful Cat Street Gallery is proudly exhibiting Camie Lyons second solo show in Hong Kong 'Tenderness and Tenacity’ after a hugely successful sell out show in 2012.
Lyons primary focus through her art, has been to capture energy, especially dance, tracing the lines made while moving, which she has been doing successfully for many years in what she refers to as ‘solid drawings in space’. All these elements - quietly fierce and boldly delicate in their execution - fill the viewer with a feeling “like pirouetting on the inside”.
Lyons strikes a visual balance and beauty in the constant cycle that is memory, perception and daily life, evoking sinew, limbs, and bone in her light touch and knowing gesture. Her works are sensitive and enduring, a form of organic linear abstraction that strikes a chord. “The sculptures can be shifted around a room, placed at different angles, lit to create drama; this makes them quite versatile and surprising.” Sculpture is often seen as being on the periphery of the arts, but in terms of the level of celebration of this medium, we rarely see sculptors, and in particular female sculptors, rise to stardom in the Australian and International art scene the way Lyons has.
She returns to The Cat Street Gallery with a total of 24 works, consisting of 12 sculptures and 12 charcoal drawings. Her monochromatic lines cast negative space leaving the viewer to interpret each piece in their own way. This contemporary show builds upon myths, legends, wings and magic reflecting on her inspiration from the delicate landscapes of imagination and soul building.
Explore more of her work here.