In this exhibition, Liminal State attempts to delve into the psyches and artistic wanderings of 5 emerging contemporary artists – Eunice Lim, Ezekiel Wong Kel Win, Lavender Chang, Leonard Yang and Stephanie Burt, in hopes of ambitiously representing the rhythm and holistic identity of Singapore.
Liminal State is a portrayal of social issues, dreams, existentialism, memories and the immortality of the everyday aspects of Singapore.
Having a background in photography and digital imaging, Lavender’s photographs touch upon the subject of ephemerality and immortality. Lavender’s Unconsciousness : Consciousness shows the passage of time during the person’s unconscious state. Captured overnight in domestic spaces in Singapore, she uncovers the abstract lying beneath our reality and questions our existence during the unconscious state. Layering the the canvas with ruins and nature, Leonard’s works bring to mind remnants of a fleeting past, a past in which slow erasure or hasty obliteration is the mystery. Eunice’s research is driven by critique of the system. Taking the reclamation dispute between Malaysia and Singapore as context, she uses layers, space and a minimal aesthetic to express her views on social conditioning in Singapore. Ezekiel’s artworks deal with social issues and human behaviours in a slightly humorous way. Appropriating the Chinese lion dance, ten figures instead of two are presented under the constructed constume. These figures are not moving with a single purpose but gesturing in seemingly split directions, while still joined by the unified body that they are enveloped in. It attempts to narrate scenes where people act with self-interest in mind, or without a head or goal. Lastly, we have Stephanie whose works explore the tensions between indeterminacy and logic, questioning the materiality of form, as well as how boundaries between sculpture and painting are crossed. She will be looking at the rapid transitions of gentrification in Singapore by taking discarded materials involved in building processes and repositioning them to create a sculpture within the gallery.
Opening and Artist Talk: 30 July 2016
Talk: 4pm – 6pm
Reception: 6pm – 9pm
Venue: Mizuma Gallery, 22 Lock Road #01-34, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108939
Gallery Hours: Tue-Sat 11am – 7 pm, Sun 11am – 6 pm
Closed on Mon and Public Holidays
When: 30 Jul - 31 Aug 2016,
By: Mizuma Gallery