ALONE BUT NOT LONELY is Yeo Kaa’s first solo exhibition in Singapore. The exhibition opens on 26 January 2018 during Singapore Art Week, and coincides with Gillman Barracks’ Art After Dark event.
The collection of new works by Yeo Kaa in ALONE BUT NOT LONELY asserts independence and fulfillment from solitary life, dealing with the theme of cherishing moments of being alone and seeking happiness and comfort by one’s self. The other side to attachment or commitment in relationships, as well as being in the company of crowds, is implied in the works: the loss of personal space and freedom, and a feeling of unfamiliarity towards one’s own being. Here, the
absence of companionship unexpectedly becomes a productive state, one that leads to selfdiscovery, empowerment, and the appreciation for the simple joys of life.
These musings are related in vibrantly composed scenes and tableaux with the recurring figure of a big-eyed girl, a familiar image in most of her paintings. While this character can be thought of as an extension of the artist’s personality, it can also be an anonymous figure which lends itself to the representation of anyone who identifies with the sentiments, fears, worries and anxieties the artist often purges in her works.
Opening: 26 January 2018, 7-9pm
Venue: Yavuz Gallery, 9 Lock Road, #02-23, Singapore 108937
Opening Hours: Tue – Sat: 11am – 7pm, Sun: 1pm – 5pm | Mon & public holidays: by appointment only
When: 26 Jan - 4 Mar 2018,
By: Yavuz Gallery