Forrest restores. The theme of the prelude, for.rest, marks a phase of respite and discovery for the artist.
Forrest has hidden notions, spaces and dreams for the discovery of the self and others, independent of time. Exploring the pour technique with strong strokes to uncover worlds within her dreams, the artist constantly reaches for her providence. Phonetically, Forrest signifies the artist as a figure lost within the thicket of her dreams, as she re-establishes her balance in life, while For-rest alludes to this phase as a time of rest, composure and self-discovery.
The prelude presents in two parts the artist’s works, from 1990 to 2000 and from 2001 to 2018, marking a deliberate and distinct movement away from her previously more symbolic approach, as inspired by the works of Henri Matisse, in search of her spaces through more fluid, less deterministic artistic expressions and techniques. The results are works of less references, more individualistic and open.
Exhibition Opening Ceremony:
Opening Night: 19 Nov 2018, 6pm
About the Artists, Chan Choy Har
Chan Choy Har | received her BA in Fine Arts from RMIT
University, Australia and MA in Art Education from National Institute of
Education, NTU Singapore.
She has won many awards; including the Commonwealth Foundation
Fellowships in Arts and Crafts (1992 – 1993), second prize at the
Philippe Charriol Foundation Contemporary Art Competition (1994),
Best Young Artist by Singapore Telecommunications (1995) and Dr Tan
Tsze Chor Excellence Award (1997 and 2007). She has held various
positions in the Modern Art Society (Singapore) since 1989, including
the position of President from 2011 to 2012.
An artist-in-residence in Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University,
she held her 1st solo exhibition in Aberdeen Arts Center in Scotland,
United Kingdom (1993). She participated in many local and overseas
exhibitions (1986 – present), such as the Asian International Art
Exhibition (AIAE), held in Indonesia, Thailand, Macau, China, Japan
and South Korea.
Her works have been collected by Singtel and other corporations.
When: 19 - 21 Nov 2018, 12pm - 8pm