Hour At The Museum: Of Cuckoos And Sparrows at Deck Gallery 2

Ariel (2016)

The exhibition Of Cuckoos And Sparrows features works by nine visual artists and illustrators that explore issues of authorship and authenticity in the visual arts landscape today.

Ariel (2016)
By Ho Wai Kit, polymer clay and acrylic paint, about 15cm in height

The artist was inspired to create this fish with a human- like face by writer Hans Christian Andersen's quote: "But a mermaid has no tears, and therefore she suffers so much more."

The 'Animal' (2016)
By Allison M. Low, graphite and thread on water colour paper, 42x29.7cm

This artwork of a child's face superimposed on an animal costume represents an "unknown longing that resides inside all of us", says the artist.

Opposites (2016)
By Lim Qixuan, triptych, ink on paper, 126x59.4cm

The simple organic forms and expressive lines of the work, featuring two bears in an embrace, bear the distinctive style of artist-illustrator Mary Bernadette Lee.

Fisherman (2016)
By Tay Kaiyee, Indian ink on paper, 42x59.4cm

The artist created this ink drawing of a topless bearded man with a fish leaping out dramatically from behind him. "Fishing is good fun when topless," he says.

Arm Wrestling The Hands Of Time (2016)
By Nur Aida Sa'ad, digital print, 42x29.7cm

This artwork, which depicts a man arm- wrestling a clock with overgrown biceps, is a "fun, light-hearted take on the stress and frustration one feels when faced with ruthless deadlines and the helplessness of growing up", says the artist.

That's What She Said (2016)
By Teresa Lim, acrylic, alcohol- based markers, paper and wood, 76.2x50.8cm

The artist says she was inspired by "the conversations and experiences of a girl growing up, the things she wished she had said, and the things she wished someone had told her", says the artist.

White Knight's Ascension (2016)
By Dan Wong, mixed-media display copy, 50x40cm

The artist imagines founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew as a white knight with the weapons and tools he used to build Singapore. The winged creatures around him represent his children.

WHERE: Deck Gallery 2, 120A Prinsep Street MRT: Rochor WHEN: Today and tomorrow, noon to 7pm; Sunday, noon to 5pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.deck.sg

Lee Jian Xuan

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 24, 2016, with the headline 'Hour At The Museum'. Print Edition | Subscribe