‘Gaze and Gloss’ is a new suite of paintings by Jon Chan, his second solo exhibition at Grey Projects Tiong Bahru. The paintings alternate between images of deeply ambivalent figures, drawn from various news and documentary sources, and images of public space security cameras. Taking his cue from two novels, Shusaku Endo’s Silence and Juliane Barnes’ The Noise of Time, Jon pursues the alienation of individuals caught in a doubled estrangement. These paintings depict various groups of people estranged from both their idealizations and the systems of coercive authority that presses upon their ideals a persistent threat of violence.
Opening: Wednesday 12 June 2019, 6-8 PM
Venue: Grey Projects, 6B Kim Tian Road, Kai Fook Mansion, Singapore 169246
Gallery hours: Wed to Fri: 1-7pm
When: 13 Jun - 25 Jul 2019,
By: Grey Projects