“Turn Loose The Mermaids” is a group exhibition co-created by Luke Heng, Jeremy Sharma and Warren Khong. This exhibition highlights the practices of three Singapore painters that are divergent of painting. Exploring and intertwining medium, space, materiality, acoustics and objects, new readings emerge beyond the formal into one that are conceptual, relational and experiential.
Taking its cue from the title of a song, “Turn Loose The Mermaids” references not so much fantastical and mythical creatures that come from the sea, but rather, evokes the imaginary and the unconscious that emerge from the unknown to take hold and form.
Jeremy Sharma employs multiple mediums like sound, photography and sculptural modules. Luke Heng further develops his interest in the structure of painting through the investigation of the wooden stretcher. Warren Khong centers his practice around ideas in materiality like using the color white for both its material properties and as an act of art making. Individually, each of them pushes the boundaries of what defines a painting through a painter’s eye and ideas.
Although diverse in their research, the project is unified through a pared down and monochrome aesthetic that leaves almost no trace of the artist hand as well as a determination to challenge common pre-conceived notions of what being a painter is.
Preview: Thursday, 15 September 2016, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Exhibition opens to public: 16 September – 1 October 2016
Venue: iPreciation, 50 Cuscaden Road, HPL House, #01-01 Singapore 249724
Gallery Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 10am – 7pm; Sat: 11am – 6pm; Sundays and Public Holiday by appointment only
When: 15 Sep - 1 Oct 2016,