Happenings

Graduate Art Show

01 Jul 2017 to 08 Jul 2017

Refraction is a graduation show featuring the works of five fine art students from The One Academy, a local art institution.

The participating artists are Chiew Xing Huei, E Pei Ni, Delaram Shafaei, Rex Lee Qi and Zearo. Their works aim to engage the world through viewpoints that reflect their visual language and artefacts.
 
E expresses herself with "expressionless portraits" to depict her love-hate relationship with technology. 

Chiew turns to abstraction to record sorrow in the ebb and flow of time. 

​Lok Kerk Hwang's Magical Watercolours

01 Jul 2017 to 16 Jul 2017

After having staged two solo exhibitions in Singapore, The Magic of Light I and The Magic of Light II, in 2014 and 2016 respectively, Lok Kerk Hwang (b.1973) is organising his fourth solo exhibition, The Magic of Light III, which features 47 selected watercolour paintings that date from 1993 till this year.

Private Affairs II

16 Jun 2017 to 14 Jul 2017

Private Affairs II is a group exhibition featuring the works of contemporary artists.

The participating artists are Amar Shahid, Dedi Sufriadi, Raduan Man, Umibaizurah, Chong Ai Lei, Adli Baqi, Shaifuddin Mamat (Poodien), Anton Subiyanto, Shamsuri Mohamed, Ilham Fadli, Saiful Razman, Daud Rahim, Ruzzeki Harris & Anton Subiyanto, Syahbandi Samat, Imam Santoso and Mulyo Gunarso.

Talk on Georgia O'Keeffe

03 Jul 2017

Celebrating the centennial of Georgia O'Keeffe's first solo show, this illustrated talk traces a neglected yet key figure of 20th century painting. An artist who dared to replace European influences with Asian ones in order to create a type of American art,  anticipating Biomorphism, Colour Field, Pop, Op and Minimalism.

Victor Chin's shophouse reprints

14 Jun 2017 to 29 Jun 2017

Shophouse Watercolours, Revisited, relates to the latest solo exhibition by Victor Chin, 68.

The exhibition features reprints of 64 watercolours of shophouses originally found in Malacca, Penang, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. The buildings date from the pre-Merdeka (1957) era.

The works highlight local architecture typology synonymous with the Malaysian identity and urban culture.

RAW Art debuts

17 Jun 2017 to 29 Jun 2017

Think Ink 01 is a group exhibition by six Malaysian artists, using ink as the common medium but from a multidisciplinary approach.

Participating artists are K.S. Yuen, Nigo Chong, Roz Azzaree, Will Win Yang, Tey Beng Tze and Stephanie Yong. 

This experimental exhibition showcases each of the artist's interpretation in exploring personal narratives in various  "inkscape" works.

The artworks range in size from 21cm by 29cm to 72cm by 80cm and prices are from RM100 to RM1,000.

The show opens on June 17 at 7pm. 

Atomic Consciousness

09 Jun 2017 to 30 Jun 2017

Atomic Consciousness is the third solo exhibition by self-taught artist Thanagarajoo M.A. Kanniah.

Raj, as he is popularly known, is a member of the local art collective, Anak Alam, since the 1980s. 

His work utilises pen and ink on paper and canvas.

Since a near death experience almost four decades ago, Raj has dedicated his artistic life to show the "interconnectedness of all things in the universe".

His current exhibition continues with the theme of his earlier series, i of the Universe (1984) and The Pulse of Creation (2016).

Journey

14 Jun 2017 to 03 Jul 2017

Journey is a group exhibition featuring the works of 12 artists from the Sembilan Art Residency Programme.

The participating artists are Nicholas Chong, Jael Estrella, Ajim Juxta, Eryn, Elene Kravchenko, Aleff Ahmad, Anahita Ghazanfari, Syahbandi, Tajrin Faruqi, Ahmad Rais, Tomi Heri and Sofia Haron.

The personal journey of each artist could be viewed either as a setback or an opportunity. A successful outcome could be seen as an achievement.

Construction of Creativity

09 Jun 2017 to 23 Jun 2017

Featuring the works of Hidayat Arshard, Construction of Creativity, is the fourth exhibition being held at the gallery's Project Room.

Showcasing seven paintings, Hidayat uses repetitive mechanical lines to create structural form with "random organic forms" juxtaposed against the rigid lines.

The artist laid out lines strategically to construct patterns of form as a metaphor to how the left brain works. 

Matters & Manipulations

09 Jun 2017 to 25 Jun 2017

Matters & Manipulations is the title of the latest solo exhibition by Malaysian artist Sabri Idrus.  

The 12 canvas works are a continuation of the artist's Recovery Plan series, formerly known as the Disruptive Nature series which began in 2015.

According to the gallery's press release, Sabri's interest in creating and finding light is inspired by the Malay proverb, Seperti katak di bawah tempurung kelapa, which relates to the fable of a frog stuck under a coconut shell in darkness - an allegory reminiscent of Plato's cave.