Laura-Anne Fung enjoys debut solo exhibition
Garfene Grandison, Gleaner Writer
Laura-Anne Fung is still celebrating the opening night of her solo exhibition at Grosvenor Galleries.
Family members, well-wishers and art lovers turned out in their numbers to celebrate with the young artist and peruse some of her work.
The yard of the gallery was decorated to accommodate attendees comfortably. Fine wine, tasty finger food and good music helped to create the perfect ambience.
ZJ Elektra was in charge of keeping the atmosphere lively, without being a distraction, and she did her job well.
The title of the exhibition, 'Kaleidoscope - Visions of Colour', was very appropriate, as the paintings displayed an explosion of vibrant colours expertly contrasted with gentle hues.
Some of the paintings on display showed Fung's fearlessness to use bold colours, while others were so calm and peaceful, you sometimes wondered if they were done by the same artist.
But her signature is undeniable.
Her strokes, fearless and defined, sometimes seemed expertly haphazard.
Fung's focus and determination was echoed in the speech given by Digicel's David Hall, the evening's guest speaker. Hall spoke about Fung's love for the arts and her future career path in the industry.
Pat Ramsay, director for the Centre of the Arts, University of Technology, although scheduled to be the guest speaker, had to leave the island on short notice, but recorded a video interview for the event.
On the first night of the exhibition, Fung showcased a total of 25 paintings. Six were sold.
Even though there will always be a few naysayers or a doubting Thomas here and there, it was proven on the night of her soirée that Fung has a very strong support system and an ever-growing fan base.
One of the paintings on display, aptly titled 'Gravity', symbolises Laura rising above all the negativity she faces in the art community ... defying gravity.