South China Morning Post: 'Oozing with unbridled sexuality': US artist Fawn Rogers' Hong Kong show

Kylie Knott, South China Morning Post, 21 Jul 2023

Fawn Rogers’ first solo show in Asia, at Hong Kong’s K11 Musea, features deliberately fleshy and seductive life forms. She says the oyster is a complicated creature and the perfect metaphor for humanity’s relationship with nature.


Contemporary artist Fawn Rogers doesn’t mince her words when describing the state of the planet.


“The current geological era is one giant crime scene and we’re all personally involved,” the American tells Post Magazine ahead of her solo exhibition in Hong Kong.

“Every living thing wants to live just as much as you do, but when was the last time you stopped to think about the spider you’re about to crush or where the fish you’re about to eat comes from?” she asks.

“I believe artists can bring more humanity or at least harmony to society by arousing a greater appetite for empathy for all living things, ourselves included.”


“Rogers hopes to do just that with “Burn, Gleam, Shine”, an exhibition presented by Galerie Marguo at Hong Kong’s K11 Musea from July 26 to August 19. This will be the Los Angeles-based artist’s first solo exhibition in Asia.

The life forms in these paintings, set against vivid monochromatic backgrounds, are deliberately fleshy and seductive, she says, and “oozing with unbridled sexuality as well as ecological destruction”.


“Oysters embody numerous dualities and tensions, spanning everything from aphrodisiacs to disease, environmental violence to luxury consumption,” says Rogers.


“Burn, Gleam, Shine” will run at 6/F, Kunsthalle, K11 Musea, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, from July 26 to August 19.

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