THINGS FALL TOGETHER BY CHIHIRO & YUURI KABATA, LAUDI ABILAMA, YEO SHIH YUN
You may have heard that this week wasn’t an easy one, with the shock announcement of Art Stage’s cancellation. The art community prevailed, however, and through our friends and supporters like the Facebook platform Art Stage SOS, we were able to find a new home for our show Things Fall Together. Plus, we made the news.
Our new home will be at PLOT, 23 Teo Hong Road, S(088332), a beautiful conservation space in trendy Bukit Pasoh, and our new programming will be as follows:
Friday 25 January 2019
7pm – till late
Saturday 26 January 2019
Panel Discussion with Artists and National Gallery Singapore curator Jennifer K.Y. Lam
Opening Party, with Dance Performance by Chiharu Kuronuma (Japan) 7pm-9pm (Performance at 8pm)
Daily Viewing Hours on 26 & 27 January 2019
12pm – 8pm
Selected works will also be shown at Gajah Gallery, Tanjong Pagar Distripark, #03-04, S(089065), from 23 January. Visit here
The works will still be in Singapore, by appointment only. Pls email if you would like to arrange for an appointment.
The works they will be featuring:
Who was the late Lee Kuan Yew? Founding father of modern Singapore? Iron-fisted
authoritarian? Internationally renowned statesman? Loving grandfather? In capturing’s Lee’s likeness through a combination of silkscreen printing and acrylic painting, Laudi Abilama charges headlong into the myth behind the man. From touches of knowing humour in a curled, pursed lip, to a furrowed brow, tight and corded with the worries of the world, Abilama’s renderings prompt deeper thought into this intriguing politician and all that he stood for.
Yeo Shih Yun(Singapore)
Singaporean artist Yeo Shih Yun’s deeply cerebral and critically-acclaimed works need little introduction. A favourite of institutions and renowned collectors, Yeo’s work in Chinese ink abstraction is as multilayered as it is accessible. In this Screenpaintings series of works, Yeo marries the techniques of screen printing and painting to create one of a kind works, inwhich the screen printing technique is re-imagined as a kind of artist’s paintbrush.
Japanese artist Chihiro Kabata creates enigmatic works which challenge and provoke the boundaries of the artist’s process. Using nothing more than a humble ballpoint pen, she creates swirls and flurries, reminiscent of delicate ink brushstrokes or the finest strands of hair. With an obsessive attention to detail and a jaw-dropping level of precision, her abstract works invite the viewer to pause, take stock and dwell on them at length, in deep contemplation.
Self-taught artist Yuuri Kabata’s artistic process is a precise, disciplined and controlled one. She assigns “fixed rules” to each painting at the outset and then executes each work in conformity to its own preset rules. Yet one would be hard-pressed to discern any hint of rigidity or constraint when viewing her works, with their seemingly free and random drips and swirls. The works have been created so that they work in combination as a quadriptych, although they work equally well as standalones and may be purchased individually.