Home transcends the notion of location and place; it alludes to a sense of permanence inhabited by the familiar. A home is defined as such when is filled with memories, with traces of our past, faded reminders of what was lived. Joanna Lamb’s new exhibition showing this September invokes nostalgic remembrances of her life in the suburbs. She creates eerily beautiful images that are familiar enough to remind us of a place, but sufficiently detached to expose the sameness and superficiality of suburbia.
Home, Joanna Lamb’s first exhibition at Sullivan+Strumpf Singapore, will comprise a selection of works in different forms of media such as collage, installation, neon works and painting. Lamb constructs Laminex collages, like precise puzzles where any traces of the manual process are removed to create a sense of perfection and reproducibility. Her use of Laminex is intentional as she considers it lends itself effectively to the recreation of domestic vignettes. Its luminosity and limited colour palette brings dimension to the deliberate flatness of her depictions. Lamb’s still-lifes portray quotidian objects that are stripped of labels or names, and are to be recognised by their forms and brand identifiers. They are ubiquitous and common, much like the interiors she rigorously portrays in the exhibition.
Joanna Lamb’s work speaks of places where we can feel both familiar and lost, where complexity is stripped to its simplest form, removed of any lines or perspective. They evoke places we once belonged to, places where the details have been lost through time, yet a lingering sense of home remains.
Artist Talk + Opening Reception: Saturday 10 September, 5pm
Venue: Sullivan + Strumpf, 5 Lock Road #01-06, 108933 Singapore
When: 9 - 25 Sep 2016,