A selection of works from Harvey Chan’s Speaking Faces Series
Duration: 14 April - 27 May 2018
Opening reception: 14 April 2018, 3pm-6pm
Venue: Swing A Cat, Rear Shop, G/F, 241 To Kwa Wan Road, To Kwa Wan, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
In response to his own Chinese ink series ‘Speaking Faces’, Harvey Chan has now revisited watercolor for inclusion in this continuation of his make believe faces of many stories. The focus is on wet media; the east and the west; the old and the new. It’s a platform for the two different painting media to meet on common ground.
Born in Hong Kong and educated in Canada, Harvey has been leading a successful career as an illustrator for many years in Toronto. Harvey has received numerous awards through his career nationally and internationally. He is known for his diversified portfolio of work with a good balance between traditional and contemporary. He has created 2 series of Chinese Zodiac design and worked on individual projects for the Royal Canadian Mint and most recently, the Year of the Rat stamp design for Canada Post. Besides illustrating and teaching,
Harvey also keeps himself busy with personal work and creating gallery work. The recent series of charcoal and oil imaginary portraits has been getting some attention in Hong Kong as well as internationally.
Harvey taught drawing, painting and illustration at Ontario College of Art and Design University, and Sheridan College. Harvey has also taught figure sculpture and drawing at The Toronto School of Art. Harvey has moved back to Hong Kong in Dec 2011 and has been developing an career mainly as artist and educator.