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Above Second Gallery Presents: Anthony Lister “The Fact Maker” (Hong Kong)

Posted on March 24, 2018

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Date(s) - 03/24/2018
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Above Second Gallery Presents: Anthony Lister "The Fact Maker" (Hong Kong)

Read from the press release below:

ABOVE SECOND / 9 First St, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
Opening Reception: March 24th 7-10pm
Mural Painting: March 25th 3-7pm
Exhibition Date: March 24th – April 15th, 2018

I feel that these are buzz words where all sorts of slithering pseudo-creative types can hide in its ambiguous aura. My preference leans more towards the literal- therefore I refer to myself as a painter. For starters the word ‘art’ is far too short and (as far as I can decipher) is an abbreviation for the word ‘artifact’, is this correct of me to assume? If this is so, then I find myself (in the context of contemporary language) making facts. This is where I begin to confuse myself and also where I feel a sense of overwhelming excitement and amusement, because if the fact that if I am (for lack of a better word) in fact, making art and the product of my function as a painter is factually unmistakably the literal manifestation of this thing we call ‘art’- I come to the realization that I am in essence a fact maker, which is quite an exciting realization for someone who has been called a ‘dreamer of fantasy and imagination’. I am unique and not quite domestic, and therefore necessary. Facts are wonderful in theory. Theory is disastrous without action. Actions speaks louder than words, and they say a picture speaks a thousand words. This is a show about how I turned the word ‘art’ into ‘fact’. This being the case I imagine being told by people ‘hey- I like your fact’, to which I will reply: ‘thank you’.
LIVE DRAWING featuring HK Dancers at the gallery from 3-5pm (Mar 24th)
Follow us on Instagram and watch Lister paints live mural thoughtout the week
Drawings available to purchase throughout the day9 First Street G/F Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
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