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Dreams of a Toad Book Launch x Exhibition by Au Wah Yan


“A mosquito barges into your sweet dreams, a gecko hides itself at home, a whale sweeps the town, a wild boar intrudes a kid’s wear shop in a mall, a bat feasts on apples in a supermarket…to these underwhelming animals, does such a daunting city get on their nerves too? Do they, every once in a while, join the insomniacs club and venture into an eerie dream?”

Dreams of a Toad is the result of repeated experiments by Au Wah Yan in the past few years. It consists of prints overlaid with stories; images intertwined with words. The starting point of Dreams of a Toad went back to 2017, when Wah Yan stayed in Buenos Aires for one month for an artist-in-residence program of printmaking. During her stay, she worked from 10am-6pm in the printmaking studio every day, focusing in learning the techniques of photolithography.

Dreams of a Toad is Wah Yan’s first publication project, and also her second solo exhibition, following her debut solo exhibition “Fragments” in 2013. All 12 drawings included in Dreams of a Toad, as well as her recent creations, will be showcased for the first time in ACO Art Space.

Dreams of a Toad takes you on a trip to the seemingly mundane yet neurotically fantastic world of animal fables.

Exhibition Period: 13/7/2019 – 4/8/2019 Opening Hours: 1 – 8pm Tue – Sun Exhibition Venue: ACO Art Space, 6/F Foo Tak Building, 365 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong