Portals, Loopholes and Other Transgressions is Heman Chong’s second solo exhibition at FOST Gallery, and follows up on many of this conceptual and formal concerns found in his first show Of Indeterminate Time or Occurrence in 2014. His work is located at the intersection between image, performance, situations and writing. He is interested in interrogating the functions of producing narratives in our everyday lives.
Upon entering the gallery, the viewer will encounter four large scale paintings that define the basis for an entire room. These works can be seen as portals into other dimensions, other ways of seeing. The material and size of these paintings are all exactly the same. The paintings have been worked on and reworked for three years, producing a visual quality that is completely opaque, with many hidden layers underneath other hidden layers. They express a certain pace within Chong’s work, one that is closer to writing fiction. These four paintings point to a new direction in Chong’s practice, involving a different sense of scale, dexterity, perception and engagement with the idea of painting.
Venue: FOST Gallery, 1 Lock Road, #01-02, Singapore 108932
Opening hours: Tue to Sat 11am-7pm
Sun 11am-6pm, Closed on Mondays & Public holidays
When: 28 Oct - 29 Dec 2016,
By: FOST Gallery