Senses & Lenses is a response to the observation that the average time spent by a visitor in a museum to look at a painting is only 15 seconds. This lack of time spent in front of a work of art, leaves no space to really engage with it and to open oneself to another kind of dialogue – the one that triggers dreams, imagination and a sense of otherness.
The aim of the exhibition is to create a wonderful universe in which the viewer is invited to feel the artworks directly via the senses and the body, through a contemplative and playful discovery, away from the smartphone’s screen. Inspired by the unique know-how of the Special Lenses Unit (SL Lab) of world’s leading ophthalmic optics company, Essilor and the artistic possibilities offered by the optical lenses, Claire Deniau, a French painter who lives and works in Singapore, has made works incorporating 23 special mineral lenses with unique geometries made specifically for these creations.
Artist Talk: 9 May from 7pm to 9pm
Claire Deniau will be presenting her journey as an artist-her inspiration and her questioning-from her beginning until this collaboration with Essilor.
The presentation will be followed by a Q&A, drinks will be served Free event, RSVP requested : email@example.com
Venue: Intersections Gallery, 34 Kandahar Street, Singapore 198892
When: 13 Apr - 27 May 2018,