grrrraaanularrrrrrr is a solo exhibition by leading Singapore artist Genevieve Chua, curated by Reuben Keehan, curator of Contemporary Asian Art, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA). Running from 14 January to 26 February 2023, the exhibition consists of 46 artworks in a texturally evocative new series that creatively explores the multiple quirks and angles of materiality, reality and identity — a clever play on technology’s role in the rhythms of contemporary human experience.
grrr,,,.aanuular,,,,,,,] brings together experiments that Chua has conducted while in residence at STPI since 2021. It consists of several bodies of work: series of shaped canvases, sandpaper pieces and cement constructions (evocatively titled Typestracts, Breeze Blocks and Pathways), as well as standalone pieces in two-and-a-half dimensions.
A painter by training, Chua’s primary medium is the pictorial plane, which serves as both a device for creating allusion and illusion, using a tangible surface to open a window to other worlds while still firmly rooted in this one. Even Chua’s forays into sculpture refer to the geometry of the canvas or the page, as an extension of the playfully subversive spirit that animates the artist’s work in painting and printmaking. While these objects occupy three-dimensional space, their constant thematic oscillation back to Chua’s pictorial work— which might be better described as planar—could be conceived as a certain reduction, a collapse or folding into Chua’s familiar space of two-and-a-half dimensions.
Venue: STPI Creative Workshop and Gallery, 41 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238236
Hours: Mondays – Saturdays: 10am – 7pm
Sundays: 11am – 5pm
When: 14 Jan - 26 Feb 2023,