Faded Memories is Eugene Lemay (b. 1960, Grand Rapids)’s first solo exhibition in Hong Kong.
Originated from Lemay’s night navigating experience, Faded Memories is more than a series of huge, abstract landscapes.
The large scale artworks do not simply showcase vast pieces of land through the eyes of a navigator, but also raw emotions of the artist. Lemay finds complex, changeable emotions which vary from individual to individual.
Instead of following the classical tradition of recording wars as historic events,Faded Memories shifts the focus to the psychology of individuals. Lemay weaved his complex emotions – apprehension, confusion, shock, hysteria – into his ancestors’ homeland.
The new series in the Faded Memories exhibition seems to be telling a personal story. But in fact, we all have our own answers to Lemay’s riddles, because we all must have felt what Lemay felt – anxiety, uncertainty, shock and much more – even if we have not been night navigating in the Middle East where he once did.