Leaf & Lore is a solo exhibition featuring a series of charcoal, pencil and acrylic works by Singapore artist Henry Lee. The exhibition will run from 21 October – 19 November 2022 at Mulan Gallery.
Trees have been honored and accorded the highest respect by different civilisations all over the world through the ages. They are ascribed with sacred meaning and immortalised in all aspects of culture across different civilisations, including ancient lore, religion and beliefs, song and art, myths and customs, and rituals and practices. People have sought to divine meaning regarding existence through the mythology of plants and trees, explaining the origins and workings of the world through these universal symbols.
Leaf & Lore explores the myths and stories that revolve around specific tree species, including world trees, while highlighting their struggles to survive the myriad encroachments of modern society. These emblematic renderings and arboreal remnants in charcoal serve as poignant reflections, reminders of the costs and sacrifices borne by the natural environment in the name of human progress, and highlight the importance and urgency of finding ways to harmonise with nature.
Venue: Mulan Gallery, 36 Armenian Street #01-07 (off Loke Yew Street) Singapore 179934
When: 21 Oct - 19 Nov 2022, Tuesday to Saturday: 11.30am – 6.30pm
By: Mulan Gallery