Bottles is Singapore-based South African artist Sue Gray’s first solo exhibition. Holding a belief that beauty can be discovered even in the most unexpected places, here the shelves of a grocery store, Sue’s attention to the beauty in the mundane is a reflection of her enthusiasm for objects, the process of collection, and arrangement of things. Initially drawn to the nostalgia evoked by the bottle designs, her works capture their beauty with reverence and respect, showing deep appreciation for everyday items that have been intertwined with our lives.
Ever hopeful that the era of overconsumption and maximalism will cede to more mindful and intentional connections, Bottles aims to present an earnest defence of modest objects that have an innate beauty and function.
Sue’s hyper-realistic form stylistically echoes themes of quality, honesty, and simplicity which are brought to life through an accurate reflection of colours, detailed brushwork, and a meticulous eye, skills honed by the self-taught artist.
Venue: 63 Spottiswoode Park Road, Singapore
When: 21 May - 27 Jun 2021, 10.30am - 7pm, Tue to Sun
By: Art Porters