[artinfo] Lance Fung joins Michael Hue Williams at Albion Gallery

Lance Fung lance.fung at mail.artistorganizedart.org
Fri Jun 3 16:03:29 CEST 2005

Contact: Lance.Fung at artistorganizedart.org

April 4, 2005

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

It is with great pleasure that I am officially closing Lance Fung 
Gallery to join Michael Hue Williams at Albion Gallery in London. 
Michael has offered me a unique opportunity to continue curating my 
independent projects such as The Snow Show and Sink while working for 
Albion as their in-house curator. A great deal of time and energy 
will be devoted to creating exhibitions outside the gallery walls; at 
the same time, within the gallery walls, I will assist Michael in 
defining the vision and direction of both group and solo exhibitions 
and in developing the gallery's stable of artists.

I look forward to continuing my relationship with the many emerging 
and established artists I have had the pleasure to work with, and 
hope to develop similar relationships with the artists associated 
with the Albion Gallery (artists such as Tony Bevan, Simeran Gil, 
Andy Goldsworthy, Jaume Plensa, Mark Di Suvero, James Turrell, Not 
Vital, and Cai Guo Qiang, to name only a few). I can easily recall 
the days of directing the Holly Solomon Gallery and the enjoyment 
that I had in working in a premier gallery. The excitement of 
constant interaction with the artists and museums, the ability to 
exhibit new work directly from the artist's studio, and the desire to 
discover new talent is truly thrilling. However, through working on 
my own at the Lance Fung Gallery, I have realize how much I enjoy 
curating a gallery's group exhibitions. This interest in curating 
group shows has grown in scale, leading me to curate projects for 
public institutions.

My heart lies in this curatorial direction and you, my friends who 
truly know me, understand that in my personal and professional life I 
always try to follow my heart. Now we will have the best of both 
worlds in my new endeavor. Now, as of 2005, this opportunity will 
allow me to further my investigations. Many of you know, my father 
passed away just prior to the opening of The Snow Show, and my dear 
friend and mentor, Emily Harvey, passed away one year later. These 
events shifted the way I understand my work and my interests. It is 
now the right time for me to take a large step forward.

Having said that, I look forward to seeing you in London. I am very 
pleased that Albion has a passion similar to my own, combining a 
focus on community, accessibility, and education with the 
responsibilities of maintaining a commercial gallery. I will be 
visiting New York frequently and will maintain my loft in SoHo. NYC 
is still a home.

Please stay well and in touch.

All my best,


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