If one could, while intimately acquainted with your world, express the idea of regeneration into works of art and the processes involved, how would it turn out? Regeneration: Ways of Being, an exhibition of mostly new sculptural artworks were created from the inception of that inquiry. Organised by Artists Caravan, Regeneration: Ways of Being will be held at AC43 Gallery from 17 – 28 June 2022.
Eight local artists – Symail Dasuki, Yang Jie, Cynthia Foong, Din Chan, Shayne Phua, Ong Xiao Yun, Ong Si Hui and Joey.Spl, present how they weave intimate blueprints of their world, into their regenerative meditations. They endeavour to add to the durability of artworks. Repurposing, regenerating, and ultimately pushing various artefacts through the process of rebirth to become a new work of art.
What is interesting about this exhibition is how a divergent group ranging across generations and cultural backgrounds develop converging pathways when it comes to developing a relationship with their materials.
One asks, why do artists keep making and remaking their art? Producing perfection from imperfections is, after all, the highest of art forms. Yet, the endeavour to continue working on it, too, is an intangible form of art.
Take a glimpse into the chain of events that culminate in the artists’ perceptions. To see events that shape their blueprint of their world. Some forms of art like electronic arts (NFTs being one) are, by their nature, intangible and ephemeral. A sculpture, on the other hand, is physicality moulded into tangible existence through a craftsperson’s hands. A lifetime of mastery of material and approach. Much like the butterfly effect. The process is never seen but it is locked into the works.
You are invited to our opening reception at the gallery on 18 June 2022, 3pm to 630pm. Come and find out more from the artists about their art works. Our new zine issue #02 will also be available for sale at the Gallery during the exhibition period.
Exhibition dates: 17 June to 22 June 2022
Location: AC43 Gallery, 76 Bras Basah Road #01-01 Singapore 189558
Opening reception: 18 June 2022 (Sat), 3pm to 630pm, finger food and beverage will be available.