Featuring emerging artists: Gerald Tay, Jay Ho, Masuri Mazlan, Ong Si Hui, Shayne Phua, Tan Shao Qi & Vivian Loh
The New Now 2: Vivid & Veiled is a group exhibition of 7 emerging Singaporean artists. This exhibition marks the 2nd edition of The New Now series that has become a permanent fixture on Gajah Gallery’s yearly rooster of exhibitions.
Each young artist in this exhibition were handpicked for their sensitivity to material, aesthetic quality, engaging concepts and their eagerness to push their practice. Most of the participating artists were scouted at their graduation shows and were invited to respond to the curatorial framework. The exhibition consists of art students and recent graduates from LASALLE College of the Arts, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) and School of the Arts (SOTA).
In this exhibition, notions of memory and remembering are reflected through the artists’ various practices in painting, sculpture, installation, photography, and paper cut. Representing the “new” artists of the “now”, the exhibit relooks and engages with the past in order to better understand the present. “Memory” is thus expressed dynamically—whether it be personal or collective, factual or fictional, hazy or vibrant, and truthful or embellished. The terms “vivid” and “veiled” further allude to how memory can be perceived either as clear and accurate, or blurred and hidden. Ultimately, the exhibit will leave viewers reflecting on how memories and emotions attached to them are recollected over time, in what ways these memories are reimagined and expressed through art, and finally, why certain memories become forgotten.
Venue: Gajah Gallery, 39 Keppel Road #03-04 Tanjong Pagar Distripark, Singapore 089065
Hours: 11 am – 7 pm Weekdays, 12 noon – 6 pm Weekends & PH
When: 28 Jul - 12 Aug 2018,
By: Gajah Gallery