Contemporary art by artists in S'pore

Contemporary art by artists in S'pore
Kampong Pachitan (2014) a drawing installation by Shazwany Aziz and A.A. Solman.

SUM>PARTS: When Artists Meet The Public features the works of 11 artists from the Singapore Contemporary Young Artists (SCYA), a society that promotes contemporary art by artists who are Singaporean and permanent residents.

Eleven artists have collaborated with non-artists to create works on socio-cultural and political issues that matter to them.

Where: The Substation Gallery, 45 Armenian Street
MRT: City Hall/Bras Basah
When: Till Wed, noon - 9pm daily
Admission: Free
Tel: 6337-7535
Info: scyaproject.wordpress.com

1 INTERNAL VS EXTERNAL, 2014
By Daryl Goh and Joezer Liu, 90 by 70cm mixed media on acrylic

Goh, an arts practitioner and educator at Lasalle College of the Arts, pairs up with Liu, a consultant with a real estate agency, for this examination of tight domestic and urban spaces. Their piece looks at the impact being in such confined spaces has on relationships and ways of seeing.

2 POWER, 2014
By Homa Shojaie and Brian Wood, dimensions variable, transparencies on light box installation

Artist Shojaie was born in Iran and studied in Chicago before moving to Singapore in 2012. Wood, who works in the finance industry, moved to Singapore from New York 18 months ago.

In this project, they explore ideas of power while looking at the dynamics of gender and class through writing and drawing: 12 transparencies featuring text and sketches on influence over people and events.

Six of them are by Shojaie and six by Wood, and they are separated by a series of magnets.

3 KAMPONG PACHITAN, 2014
By Shazwany Aziz and A.A. Solman, dimensions variable, drawing installation

Exploring the relationship between history and place, Shazwany and Solman present an artwork that looks at what it means to be Asian in a Western-influenced environment.

The work examines continuity and change as family sizes shrink and more people opt to live as nuclear families.

Artist Shazwany, who received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Lasalle College of the Arts in 2010, collaborated with her father - a third-generation Javanese - on this piece.

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