In a friendship that has lasted 46 years, artists Chow Ngan Moi and Lee Ben Thong, had for the first time held a joint art exhibition in Ipoh. Their previous collaboration was in Kuala Lumpur 15 years ago.
This exhibition with the theme, “Comprehension of the Soul” was officiated by Malim Nawar State Assemblyman, Leong Cheok Keng. Held at Lim Ko Pi Gallery in Jalan Iskandar, the exhibition was opened for a week from June 16 to 23.
There were 25 pieces of art displayed, with Chow showcasing her watercolour and oil paintings, while Lee contributed only his oil paintings. With 46 and 54 years of experience respectively, both artists concurred that it took a lot of practice to refine their painting techniques.
However, they lamented the lack of proper exhibition venues in Ipoh, where locals could be exposed to fine art and develop an appreciation for it.
Proprietor of Nothing Special Arts & Antiques, Chan Kin Mun, the organiser of the exhibition, said that he had approached the couple for this joint show as he was aware of the quality of their art.