Central to Ang’s practice is the question, ‘How are we defined by the environment which we try to control?’
Informed by the disciplines of installation and photography, Ang’s works span a variety of media, and are often made from the overlapping perspectives of artist, compulsive collector and an ataxophobia sufferer.
At the heart of the exhibition lies How The Forest Follows Me Around (2014) – a new site-specific installation made up of eight hundred indoor plants, which has been created as a response to the artist’s first encounter of an indoor potted plant, the Dracaena fragrans ‘Massangeana’, more commonly known as the Iron Tree.
The exhibition marks the debut of not only How The Forest Follows Me Around, but also The Perfect Pattern (2014), a new series of photographic images in which landscapes are meticulously created, systematically exploring the perceptions of human-controlled natural landscapes and the limits of possibilities to construction of an induced natural environment through potted plants.
Venue: DECK, 116 Prinsep Street, Singapore 188654
When: 24 Jan - 15 Mar 2015,
By: 2902 Gallery