This unconventional exhibition was primarily conceived by the artist as a community project at the intersection of art and art therapy. Altough Singaporean artist Pang is first and foremost an art practionner, his artistic practice aims to cope with the grief caused by the mourning of both his parents. Moreover, since 2018 Pang is also an art therapist at Assisi hospice.
Unplanned Endings encompasses a series of black and white drawings on paper, an ephemeral installation and a collaborative artwork, which will be created by the visitors of the gallery. The talks with the artist and two of his art therapist colleagues will offer more opportunities to engage with the audience.
The new series of monochromatic vignettes titled “Doing Something, Doing Nothing” is based on a repetitive mark making process. The circular shapes used in these drawings add an organic flavour to what would otherwise appear mechanical. In front of these artworks the viewer may feel like a scientist witnessing a sometimes organised sometimes anarchic proliferation of cells through the lens of a microscope.
“Without Words” is an oversized artwork in which the artist experienced the unplanned dryinging up of the ink in his roller pen. It inspired the title of the exhibition The white colour dominates Pang’s work mainly to express his emotions and feelings. However, the intention of the artist is also to offer a blank canvas to the viewers. In Unplanned Endings the visitors will be litterally invited to colour Pang’s work by using pastel colours on black circles outlined by the artist on the gallery walls.
Pang’s “gentle world” is a world full of the tenderness experienced as a baby, where human beings are connected to the physical world through all their senses and able to understand the relationship with the other.
For the time of the exhibition, Intersections is delighted to invite the visitors to discover Pang’s amazing world and to experience “gentleness”.
Venue: Intersections Gallery, 34 Kandahar Street, Singapore 198892
When: 19 Sep - 20 Oct 2019,