Extending from Melissa Tan’s previous solo exhibition titled And the Darkest Hour is Just Before Dawn (2014), Arc of Uncertainties displays further visual exploration inspired by
the formations of lost asteroids and minor planets; remnants following the formation of the solar system caused by Jupiter’s gravitational pull in which asteroids are prevented from merging with each other, thus breaking into minor pieces.
The process adapted by the artist for these new works consists of delicately cutting pieces of painted watercolour paper that have been applied with traces of iron oxide and layering the cut sheets in between laser-cut powder-coated stainless steel structures that formally echo the shapes of the watercolour pieces. This process mimics the activity or compression in the creation of metal-rich asteroids. The reflective metal surface, when juxtaposed with paper, introduces a complexity that weaves the different media together, thereby enhancing the illusion of layering and density.
Arc of Uncertainties is presented by Richard Koh Fine Art (RKFA).
Opening Reception: 18 January 2016 from 6 to 9 pm
Venue: Artspace @ Helutrans, 39 Keppel Road, #02-04, Tanjong Pagar Distripark, Singapore 089065
When: 18 - 30 Jan 2016,