Patches Heal 2.0 - exhibition by helen so miiadoey & ev yu
patches heal 2.0
- one part subtle, one part sharp
First exhibited last year at RAW Art Space in Kuala Lumpur, Patches Heal returns for its second public showing in Hong Kong, featuring guest artist Ev Yu from the Philippines.
Originally a series of pencil drawings by Hong Kong-based artist helen so miiasoey, Patches Heal came about from sketchbook doodles produced as a distraction from a painful toothache in 2017.
Three years later, the drawings have continued, resulting in a growing collection of black-and-white illustrations. The drawings are simple, even banal, in nature, reflecting daily scenes and objects. The collection is created by the addition of one element to another without any requirement to make sense.
miiasoey utilises what is familiar to connect with viewers, whether the connection is on a literal or an abstract level. Over time, Patches Heal has evolved from a therapeutic exercise to an illustrated idea of therapy itself: art as a way of healing and mending what is broken.
At miiasoey’s invitation, Ev Yu, a Manila-based artist who specialises in works on paper, is participating in the Hong Kong edition of Patches Heal. In contrast to miiasoey’s use of monochrome, Yu’s playful, colourful renderings lend the effect cartoon frames frozen in motion. They could be unfinished, or available, rather, for viewers to add in elements of their own.
On show from 16 to 30 March at New Street Gallery in Sheung Wan, Patches Heal 2.0 is a gathering of quiet works with a deliberate purpose, nuanced in thought but ever so subtle in expression. In the individual artists’ unique styles, Patches Heal 2.0 invites viewers to consider therapy and healing in all of its forms and experiences.
16-30 March, 2019
New Street Gallery,
5-13 New Street,
exhibition / zines / arts party:
16 March 4-7pm
apart from the exhibition, we will be showing and selling zines/art prints/cards/pins etc. from amazing people!
Contact: [email protected]