Sullivan+Strumpf presented Singaporean artist Dawn Ng's latest exhibition 'Into Air', which will run from 24 January to 21 February. Held in conjunction with Singapore Art Week 2021, the pop-up exhibition comprises a body of work that primarily deals with time, while simultaneously dealing with death.
To the artist, time only possesses great beauty and worth in the absence of eternity - that is why much of Dawn's practice deals with “holding on” to certain moments. Created over a span of three years, 'Into Air' continues Ng’s preoccupation with time and her attempts to capture and convey its emotional tenor and elasticity, as opposed to the cold and factual progression of numerals commonly used to tell and record time. As described by the artist, time speeds up when we have fun; slows down while we wait; and stands still when we fall in love. In three distinct bodies of work, Dawn explores how time can be documented and manipulated.
Installation View, Image courtesy of Dawn Ng and Sullivan+Strumpf
'If I Could Find a Souvenir Just to Prove The World was Here' - Dawn Ng, Image courtesy of Dawn Ng and Sullivan+Strumpf
'Into Air' visually conveys the idea of a ‘cycle’, charting the lifespan of a block of frozen pigments as it is exposed to the elements, melts, and then returns to air. The works are all traces and residues of each block’s existence and record the movement of its states from solid to liquid, and eventually to air - from weight to lightness, monumentality to nothingness.
'Walk with Me Suzy Lee Through The Park and by The Tree' - Dawn Ng, Image courtesy of Dawn Ng and Sullivan+Strumpf
Dawn Ng, Image courtesy of Dawn Ng and Sullivan+Strumpf
About the Gallery
Sullivan+Strumpf is one of Asia-Pacific’s leading contemporary art galleries, representing the most engaging Australian and international artists of our time. Founded in 2005 by co-directors Ursula Sullivan and Joanna Strumpf, Sullivan+Strumpf has spaces in Sydney and Singapore and represents 39 established and emerging artists and artist estates from across the Asia-Pacific and East Asia. The gallery presents an ambitious program of diverse exhibitions, publications and talks, and an international art fair schedule spanning Australia, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan. Sullivan+Strumpf has proudly helped to foster the careers of some of the most significant contemporary artists in the region and remains dedicated to supporting artists to realise their visions and forge long-term artistic careers.
Exhibition Dates: 24 January - 21 February 2021
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