Past Exhibition

Celebrating a Friendship

20 Jan - 30 Apr  |  2021
Francis SamTing Walasse
2021 marks the 40th anniversary of Alisan Fine Arts. To celebrate this major milestone, the gallery is excited to present a joint exhibition of two globally renowned 20th century artists, American abstract painter Sam Francis and Chinese diaspora Walasse Ting, the later whom Alisan Fine Arts has been working with since the gallery’s early days. The exhibition will reveal the subtle yet intriguing relationship between Ting and Francis through their works. 
Consisting of a total of 18 works on paper created between the 1960s to the 1990s by both artists, the exhibition highlights the influence of Abstract art upon their residence in New York, where Ting and Francis met during the 1950s and grew to become lifelong friends. Whilst both their works display individual styles, there are subtle similarities that hint at how they have influenced each other. To round off the show, a selection of archival material showcasing the relationship between Ting and Francis will be on display. This exhibition marks the first time Alisan Fine Arts will be exhibiting Francis’ paintings and will be the first in a series of important shows the gallery has planned for its 40th celebration.