January 20 - February 24, 2024
From Ivester Contemporary:
“Ivester Contemporary is excited to announce Tsz Kam’s first solo exhibition with the gallery, Like A Circle, Like The Moon. In this exhibition the artist reflects their own hybrid self-identification by featuring mythological subjects, chimera monsters, and decorative motifs from around the world. Kam argues that cultures and aesthetics are not rigid and separate. They write, “The world has never existed in clearly defined boxes, and it has always been more interesting when we allow ourselves to observe the blurry territories where different cultural motifs and identities overlap to redefine each other in their continuous evolution.” Kam’s exposure to the fluorescent, festive streets of Hong Kong and the aesthetics of the nightclub that employed their parents during Kam’s childhood, coupled with their eventual move to Texas heavily influenced the concepts, color, and textures of the work in this exhibition.
Tsz Kam was born in colonial Hong Kong in the early 90s and grew up in the post colonial period till their teenage years when they moved to Texas. Kam is interested in studying ornamental and decorative motifs from various cultures and how notions of beauty are transformed through different cultural lenses. Using both the perspectives of an insider and an outsider, Kam reestablishes a sense of belonging through their works.
Kam obtained a BFA in Studio Art from University of Texas at Austin in 2011. Kam’s work has been exhibited across Texas in cities such as Austin, Houston, San Antonio, and El Paso. Kam’s latest mural work is part of Meow Wolf’s latest location in Grapevine, Texas.”
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