FOST Gallery is pleased to present In Random Order, a group exhibition featuring works by Kray Chen, Heman Chong, Grace Tan and Syagini Ratna Wulan. The exhibition showcases works dealing with order, schemes and the element of chance.
Each body of work function functions within a structure, physical or conceptual, which is determined by a set of rules and a unified composite of interrelated and independent (possibly infinite) modular parts. And yet the individual artist has found ways to re-delineate the spatial and temporal boundaries, circumventing or subverting the set order. This is either in response to the immediate environment or by simple prerogative as its creator. This sense of unpredictability and chance elevates what might have been a static, passive system to an energetic, dynamic one.
Order is only evident when there is an obvious pattern or sequence. Both Grace Tan and Syagini Ratna Wulan respond to the spatial constraints of the gallery architecture with their respective works n. 358 – variable equilibrium, a row of I-Beams, shrouded with long strands of black thread; and Aether Array, a multi-panelled work, with a pre-determined gradation of colour. The works consists of component parts which could possibly continue infinitely. Each artist had to make a decision as to when to cease the multiplicity while showing enough components to evidence the order.
Venue: FOST Gallery, 1 Lock Rd, Singapore 108932
When: 24 Jan - 3 Mar 2019,
By: FOST Gallery