Returning for its seventh edition will be the much-anticipated Art Encounters, a mobile artist’s studio and gallery housed in repurposed shipping containers that brings art closer to the community. Art Encounters will travel to the Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza from 8 January to 6 February 2022 with Perpetual Motion, an installation of kinetic sculptures by local artist Gerald Leow. A self-taught artist with a deep interest in anthropology and dwellings, Leow has spent more than 10 years creating large-scale sculptures and cultivated an intimate knowledge of diverse materials. For Art Encounters, Leow will venture beyond the containers to erect series of towering steel columns on the waterfront Event Plaza, that are designed to be turned by hand, or moved by the wind, generating a continually-changing reflection of the evolving surroundings. Leow’s works are often layered with meaning and here the term “perpetual motion” also references his continual drive to experiment in his practice. Keeping with Art Encounters mission to reveal the creative process to the public, there will be a showcase of drawings, sketches and photographs inside the containers that provide a glimpse into Leow’s mind, where, freed from the material constraints of physical sculpting, a more fluid and subconscious mode of making resides. The artist will also be present on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the exhibition to demonstrate the making of his maquettes and add to a wireframe installation within the containers, as well as interact with the public.
Venue: Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza
When: 8 Jan - 6 Feb 2022, 10am - 10pm
By: Art Outreach