15 March–14 May, 2017
Featuring works by Chun Kwang Young, Leonardo Drew, Dale Frank, Jason Martin, Gatot Pujiarto, Ezzam Rahman, Ren Ri, Carlos Rolón/Dzine, and Yinka Shonibare MBE
Singapore—Pearl Lam Galleries is pleased to present Materialised Condition, a group exhibition featuring works by Chun Kwang Young (b. 1944, South Korea), Leonardo Drew (b. 1961, USA), Dale Frank (b. 1959, Australia), Jason Martin (b. 1970 in the Channel Islands; now resides in the UK), Gatot Pujiarto (b. 1970, Indonesia), Ezzam Rahman (b. 1981, Singapore), Ren Ri (b. 1984, China), Carlos Rolón/Dzine (b. 1970, USA), Yinka Shonibare MBE (b. 1962, UK). Taking the physical qualities of painting, sculpture, and installation works as a starting point, the exhibition seeks to uncover the sentiments behind the artists’ specific choices of material. With material as the focus, the immediate, direct and intimate relationship between object and artist is revealed. Materials such as fabric, thread, mulberry paper, wood, and natural beeswax evoke an appreciation for the tactile and visual. They resonate sensorially with the viewer to bring about an intimacy with the “small” or microscopic, the everyday, and the sphere of personal experiences. In this context, objects or materials have played an intermediary role, rooted in reality and connected to the vision of freedom and imagination. Reflecting upon this, Materialised Condition proffers a panoramic view of time that emerges from the “smallness” of materials.
Yinka Shonibare CBE
Boy Balancing Knowledge, 2015
156 x 94 x 120 cm; 70 1/2 x 54 3/4 x 35 in.