A state of suspension is something that can be considered in several facets. While it suggests a withholding or removal, it can also be the means by which something is supported. There is also suspense in narration, a hook before an inevitable ending.
Melissa Tan’s Under the Arched Sky focuses on the motif of the keystone in architecture, namely, a stone wedged at the very top and centre of an arch. It is usually the piece that completes a structure and locks all other stones in position, therein allowing the arch to bear weight. Instead of considering the keystone to be the final touch instrumental to an arch, Tan re-examines the keystone as an apex suspended as the foremost blueprint crucial to construction. Her narration’s suspense is gathered in the detail of her work, a tribute to science fiction and its possibilities to alternate realms and universes.
Venue: Richard Koh Fine Art, 47 Malan Road, #01-26, Singapore 109444
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When: 22 Nov - 7 Dec 2019,