Yavuz Gallery Singapore is proud to present Singaporean-artist Ian Tee in KILL YOUR DARLINGS. Opening in conjunction with Singapore Art Week 2021 and SEA Focus, the exhibition consists of new paintings and installation works.
The title of the exhibition, KILL YOUR DARLINGS, is an expression referring to the critical moment in editing a piece of writing, when the author must remove unnecessary storylines or characters for the sake of the overall plot. It speaks to the self-indulgent, sentimental and peripheral elements that are written out – the things that need to die for the narrative to go on, whether they are the people who do not fit in, personal ambitions and dreams, the luxuries we cannot afford.
Tee’s suite of new ‘Target paintings’ explores its implication on the individual and social body. Whether its adolescent feelings of rejection or “deviant” tendencies that are singled out by those in power, the works reference moments of vulnerability in popular culture and recent history.
Venue: Yavuz Gallery, Gillman Barracks
9 Lock Road, #02-23, Singapore 108937
Tuesday to Saturday: 11am-7pm
Mondays and public holidays by appointment only
When: 16 - 31 Jan 2021,
By: Yavuz Gallery