"After Asphodel" is a solo exhibition by emerging Singaporean artist Luke Heng, presented by Pearl Lam Galleries at the Gillman Barracks. Known chiefly for his alluring visual examinations of painting as a subject and medium, the new works on show mark the evolution of Heng's practice as he ventures beyond the realms of two-dimensional and wall-based sculptural art. These ephemeral evocations include paintings, wax works, and for the first time, a site-specific installation.
While the pursuit of the unknown is often betwixt and between, the inner transience and literal construction of the non-place has directed this latest body of work themed around impermanence and transcendental space. Alluding to the white asphodel plant and its association with death and the ethereal, this exhibition is a reflexive exploration of thresholds and the fluid psyche, turning the gallery into a liminal haven away from the usual visuals.
Held in conjunction with Singapore Art Week, Pearl Lam Galleries is pleased to present a dialogue with artist Luke Heng, artist and curator Michael Lee, and writer Euginia Tan. Through candid conversation, the panel will reveal personal insights into the exhibition, on the occasion of the launch of the "After Asphodel" artist process booklet, which Lee and Tan have contributed written responses to in the form of an essay and an assortment of poems. They will also discuss Heng's fascination with eschatology and liminality, which seeps into his painterly contrasts of light and dark; of the two-dimensional and three-dimensional; and of the temporal and everlasting.
VENUE: Pearl Lam Galleries
ADDRESS: 9 Lock Road, #03-22, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108937
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DATE AND TIME
21 Jan 2018, 2.30pm-4.30pm