For the first time in her acclaimed razor-blade series Lipi plays with scale in witty and dramatic ways by creating small, mundane objects, including buttons, safety pins and sewing-machine parts, in monumental sizes. Each sculpture is stunningly detailed and the intrinsic charm of the oversized proportions assigns significance to trivial items we might otherwise ignore. Another body of razor-blade sculptures focuses on objects of childhood, including palm-sized baby shoes. After enduring painful losses during the pandemic, including the death of several close family members, Lipi’s household expanded with the addition of a baby boy.
The sculptures are accompanied by six hand-embroidered drawings, a time-consuming project Lipi undertook as a way to refocus her mind by engaging in a deliberative and slow-paced process of art-making.
This exhibition coincides with the ART SG art fair, January 12 –15, and Singapore Art Week, January 6–15, 2023. Gillman Barracks is open until 9 pm Friday, January 13, with campus-wide exhibitions and activities.
Opening with the Artist: Saturday, January 7, 11 AM – 7 PM
Artist Walkthrough: Saturday, January 7, 4 PM
Venue: Sundaram Tagore Gallery, 5 Lock Road 01-05, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108933
When: 7 Jan - 4 Mar 2023,