Hour At The Museum

In-between Spaces (2016)
In-between Spaces (2016)PHOTOS: YOUNG PRINTMAKERS LEAGUE

Eight artists explore the art form of printmaking through a mentorship with artist Joseph Chiang from Monster Gallery, culminating in the exhibition, Future Imperfect: Young Printmakers League, at Mulan Gallery.


In-between Spaces (2016)
By Andre Wee, silkscreen ink on acrylic, 42x42cm each (three pieces)

The artist, who used to work in New York and Boston and is now based in Singapore, is interested in exploring in-between spaces that are often hidden in everyday life. In this work, he represents these spaces in the form of displaced environments within vehicles.


Neutral Future (2016)
By Ang Ying Xian, letterpress and relief print on paper and plastic, 12.4x312.4cm

Ang's work explores the insights she has gained as she looks back on her past. Each year is summed up by a sentence, giving her life both clarity and ambiguity, similar to the idea of the clouding of memories as time goes by.


Untitled (2016)
By Lim Jia Ning Michelle, silkscreen medium and charcoal powder on paper, 50x38cm each (eight pieces)

This work, made of multiples of imagery, comments on the malleability of human memory. The artist photographed a piece of rock and text, which she then scanned and screen-printed repeatedly, creating different impressions and adding noise to the medium.


Internet Abstractions: #ffffff (2016)
By Ying Tong Tan, silkscreen ink on paper, 40x78cm

Internet Abstractions is an interactive website where viewers can create abstract art through clicking, dragging, resizing, refreshing and creating windows. The work is both a commentary and result of people's mindless clicking and creation of new tabs on the Net.


Between the Saddest Lines (2016)
By Winnie Yip, silkscreen ink on plastic, 80x70cm each (nine pieces)

The work comprises hand-sewn tops made of plastic

and are screenprinted with texts taken from letters written by an ex-boyfriend. For Yip, clothes symbolise memory in moments, recording time through traces.


The Observer (2016)
By Fyon Cheong Fong Qween, silkscreen ink on acrylic, sand, wood and polymer clay, 120x10x10cm

The artist, who has a background in product, object and jewellery design, installations and sculptures, is interested in capturing the beauty of impermanence in life through her works.


Rebirth (2016)
By Mary Bernadette Lee, woodcut and ink, 35.5x51cm

Lee, who is also an illustrator, is intrigued by the cyclical nature of living and dying. Her work references the Biblical story of Adam and Eve, yet it is difficult to see where the narrative begins or ends. This obscurity creates opportunities for new narratives.


xxx / (non)compulsive (2016)
By Odelia Tang, photograph on canvas (silkscreen ink, human body), 100x150cm

The work explores the artist's feelings of disconnection as an asexual individual in a hyper-sexualised world. Tang's intention is for people to see that this identity is real and not always voluntary.

WHERE: Mulan Gallery, 36 Armenian Street, 01-07 (off Loke Yew Street) MRT: City Hall/Bras Basah WHEN: Tomorrow to June 18, 11.30am to 6.30pm (Tuesday to Saturday); closed on Sunday and Monday ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.mulangallery.com.sg

Nabilah Said

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 03, 2016, with the headline 'Hour At The Museum'. Print Edition | Subscribe