Hong Kong debut solo exhibition of British artist Charlotte Mary Pack, supported by Maison Huit, a design gallery presenting the world’s finest artisans and designers to Hong Kong, will showcase the artist’s signature ongoing ceramic ‘Species Pot’ series and a commissioned ‘Dog Pot’ series created exclusively for Hong Kong from 12 September to 12 October, 2019.
Charlotte, a graduate from Central Saint Martins in 2013, has exhibited in group shows in London, Miami, Geneva and Paris. Her work was acquired by Musee ARIANA, Geneva, Switzerland in 2017. Growing up on a farm and traveling widely across Africa are fundamental experiences that have instilled her affection for the natural environment.
For this debut solo exhibition in Hong Kong, 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.
Also on display in this exhibition is her signature “Species Pot” series. She 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.
15% of the proceeds from the sales of the “Dog” and “Species Pots” series will be donated to WWF Hong Kong, and Hong Kong Dog Rescue.
German Shepherd and Great Dane in the “Dog” series ceramic pots.
Date: 12 September – 12 October, 2019
Venue: Maison Huit, G/F, 8A St Francis Street, Wan Chai
Opening hours: 11am – 7pm (Mondays – Saturdays) | By appointment only (Sundays and Public Holidays)
If you are interested in meeting the artist and potentially collecting her works, please feel free to join their opening cocktail reception (RSVP to Maison Huit via email firstname.lastname@example.org is required)
Opening cocktail reception:
5pm – 8pm on 12 September, 2019 (Thu)
Another chance to get to know the artist and her work is to join her talk and demonstration. She will be showing a video of her “100 elephants in 24 hours” project done last year in an attempt to raise awareness for wildlife conservation, and talking about her work and inspirations.
Talk and demonstration by the artist:
6:30pm – 7:30pm on 13 September (Fri) and 2pm – 3pm on 14 September (Sat)
Shetland Sheepdog and Pug in the “Dog” series ceramic pots.
British artist Charlotte Mary Pack, the artist.
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