Traces and Residues


Traces and Residues features recent works by Gupta consisting of skins of oil paint burnt and peeled off the canvas surface. It is the newest development in her examination of the painterly and gestural act of tearing and peeling of paint, and of the residues and traces left behind. The works are entirely composed of skins of paint and with their initial support removed; they are transformed by the artist into sculptural wall- mounted entities with fabric- like folds and jagged edges. Gupta’s work relies heavily on its procedural aspects. Processes and materials are important, and each work begins by the repetitive layering of oil paint over time, building a skin of paint that is later removed from its support structure. The artist explains that the paint and the canvas embody the history and relationship between the surface and the removed pieces by exposing the visible traces and bruises. The residues and removed skin indicate the existence and passing of something, and the process can be seen as a vulnerable act of revelation and acceptance of that result. The cautious process of tearing and peeling can be read as a form of performance, engaging the interstitial space between the fragment and the canvas surface, each rip exposing a rawness underneath, revealing its past in unpredictable ways. The colours in these works are reminiscent of the colours of the evening sky in Singapore, a time of day within which the artist finds traces of both day and night.

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And the rest of such things, MA Fine Arts graduation exhibition


And the rest of such things presents final works and projects by 11 graduates from this year's MA Fine Arts programme. Featuring a range of media, including painting, photography, sculpture, installation and video, the exhibition illuminates the intricacies and complexities of creative processes. The artists' experimentations, trials and positioning in the studio are revealed through a reflexive and collective curatorial process that has led to the current exhibition.

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SWEET SPOT, MA Fine Arts work-in-progress


Sweet Spot presents works-in-progress by 11 candidates from MA Fine Arts. Developed through studio practice, experimentation and group discussion, the works represent the candidates’ diverse approaches to painting, sound, performance, video, photography and installation.

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The Winston Oh Travel Award : The coast is clear


The Winston Oh Travel Award is an annual grant that enables selected students from Faculty of Fine Arts to travel abroad and develop their artistic research and practice. This exhibition presents works and research developed by the eight recipients of this year’s award, and includes installation, painting, textiles and photography.

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Tropical Lab 9 : Island


Tropical Lab is an annual camp that brings together postgraduate students from some of the world’s leading art institutions for a two week period of intense artistic experimentation and research. This exhibition presents works in a range of media by participants in this year’s camp. Displayed across three galleries of ICA Singapore, the works explore geopolitics, geography and creative and symbolic association of islands.

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Phrase, Rephrase


Galerie Steph is pleased to present an exciting group exhibition of 4 very diverse artists—Shazwany Aziz, Vanessa Ban, Chen Shitong and Kanchana Gupta. Titled Phrase, Rephrase, the exhibition will feature unique prints, burnt paintings and a neon light sculpture. The exhibition title is derived from the act of translating forms, movements and experiences from one medium or place to another. In this translating, or ‘phrasing and rephrasing’, some things are gained while others are lost.

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[Purple]: Women of Mankind


To mark One East Asia’s 5th Anniversary in Singapore, [Purple]: Women of Mankind brings together 12 outstanding female artists from Asia, who will show recent work in the first of five special exhibitions scheduled for 2015.

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Abstract Innovation


Three Singaporean abstract painters are brought together by One East Artspace to present an abstract paintings exhibition. For the first time, this fresh abstract combination will showcase color field paintings to action paintings that are created through artists’ spontaneous abstract movement.

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The Black Frame Project: YourSingapore


The Black Frame Project: YourSingapore showcases a curated assortment of artwork from a group of local and Indian artists ranging in style, form and expression, bounded only by subject and scale.

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Displacements


A community art initiative set in a soon-to-be demolished 77 year-old house in the Mt Sophia area. It showcases artists debuting newly-commissioned work across a range of media (painting, ceramics, photography, installation, performance, sound art).

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Identity II


Identity-II is an installation, which continues the artist’s interest to explore markers of gender identity, social constructs and rituals for women in India. This installation explores marriage as the key marker of the gender identity for women in India and is an artistic response to the institution of marriage and symbols associated with it in India.

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