As part of the hotel’s ongoing commitment to support local artists, InterContinental® Doha The City is pleased to unveil its latest art exhibition “Made in Asia” by local artist Jacinthe Lamontagne-Lecomte.
Created especially for the hotel’s Pan Asian restaurant Hwang, the artwork celebrates amazing people from all across Asia that captured the artist’s attention and provided the source of inspiration for the pieces.
“We were delighted to partner with Jacinthe on this project as her pieces portray the many fascinating people she has met during her travels throughout Asia. Her artwork is the perfect complement to Hwang’s Pan Asian cuisine which features dishes from various countries across Asia,” said Pascal Eggerstedt, General Manager at InterContinental® Doha The City. “It really gives our guests an authentic experience as they dine with us.”
“I was thrilled to create this exhibition for InterContinental® Doha The City and I appreciate the support the hotel provides to the local art community,” said Ms. Lamontagne-Lecomte. “I’m very pleased with the way the artwork looks amidst the Pan Asian décor of Hwang restaurant.”
From a little girl living in the Bali countryside to an elderly Chinese gentleman people-watching on a traditional village street to the giraffe neck ladies in Burma, Ms. Lamontagne-Lecomte’s “Made in Asia” is a powerful exploration of the many different cultures throughout Asia. In addition, Ms. Lamontagne-Lecomte’s good friend Diana Marie Watts serves as her muse and is depicted in several of the paintings as a traditional Japanese geisha.
For the exhibition, Ms. Lamontagne-Lecomte used photo transfer with mixed media on canvas. This type of artwork begins as a photograph from which the artist adds a variety of materials to create interesting textures and colours and in some cases, completely transforms the original subject. “The materials I use in my art vary. I’ll use really anything from paint, newspaper, ink and gesso to silk wax, foil paper, oil and even coffee.”
“Made in Asia” will be on display inside Hwang restaurant until 31st December 2015 during regular dining hours. Located on the first floor of the hotel, Hwang is open for lunch from noon to 15:00 and dinner from 18:00 to 23:00 Sunday through Friday.
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