“One of the things we love about paper cut works, especially the works of Bovey Lee, is the amount of time and precision it takes to complete just one cut.”
“Artist Bovey Lee hand cuts wonderfully detailed illustrations into Chinese rice paper creating nearly weightless artworks that seem to buzz with fantastical narratives.”
“Having a unique technique, goal and idea Bovey really is a genius!”
“Power, sacrifice, and survival are the underlying narratives in my cut paper works.”
“[Bovey Lee] She produces masterpieces with only a blade knife and a piece of paper. By intricately removing tiny bits of paper, she creates scenes that could rival the work any classic artist.”
Overlapping my solo exhibition, BLOOM/Bovey Lee, in Hong Kong is ART HK, a major international art fair newly acquired by Art Basel. All eyes will be on Hong Kong and this art fair coming May 17–20.
About ART HK:
“Back for its fifth year, ART HK 12 will take place 17-20 May 2012, preview 16 May, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). This year, ART HK 12 will showcase the very best in contemporary art from 266 galleries representing 39 International territories. Widely acknowledged as an important platform for networking in the international art community, ART HK brings together leading collectors, curators, artists and galleries from across Asia and the rest of the world.
ART HK 12 is produced in collaboration with Art Basel.”
I am very pleased to be showing in the art fair again with Grotto Fine Art, a leading art gallery in Hong Kong that represents my works.
My third solo exhibition at Grotto Fine Art opens on May 9, 2012. In “Bloom,” I will showcase a collection of cut paper that many are inspired by my recent visit to Beijing since my first time there in 1989.
Power, sacrifice, and survival are the underlying themes that connect all my cut paper. The works in “Bloom” explores how our occupational roles affect rampant urbanization and adapt to the ever-changing natural landscape.
I have completed all the works in the show and am working with Grotto’s designer on the richly illustrated catalog.
Solo exhibition title: BLOOM
Opening reception: 5:30-8pm, Wednesday, May 9
Exhibition dates: May 9–June 3, 2009
Venue: Grotto Fine Art, Hong Kong
For more information and images, visit boveylee.com.
Paper Works features my biographical profile and two 2011 cut paper “Sewing Highways” and Ironing Oceans.” Published by Sandu Publishing/Gingko Press in China, the book is available in Asia now and will be released in the US this coming June.