Illustrator Flyingpig, Kitty Ng & Tae Dong Lee@WOAW & in the studio: organists Johnson Ho & Sylvia Ho
Illustrator Pat Wong, also known as Flyingpig, may be best known for her paintings of traditional Hong Kong shops and the everyday lives of local people and communities.
In recent years, she’s been developing new ways of presenting these community stories with the help of new technologies.
The works of two artists, Kitty Ng from Hong Kong and Taedong Lee from South Korea, are currently on view side by side in the exhibition, “The Record, the Double and The Singular” at Woaw Gallery. They use personal photographs of family and friends as the basis for their paintings. But instead of viewing photographs just as a record of a moment, both Lee and Ng go beyond the ideas of nostalgia and stability often associated with such personal archives.
There'd been earlier successful attempts to make electronic organs, but it was the mass production of the Hammond Organ in the 1930s that popularised a new way of making music. Its combination of electrical, mechanical, and acoustic components allowed it to produce new sounds. In the late 1940s, Hammond players such as Wild Bill Davis and Milt Herth were pioneering the jazz organ trio: the organ, the guitar or saxophone, and drums. The organ trio developed, often combining soul jazz and hard bop with strong influences from blues, gospel, and R & B. Today, father and daughter Johnson and Sylvia Ho and their friend drummer Nate Wong are here to tell us more.