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BIRTHING GROUND NOT A SOUND

a solo by Genevieve Chua

 

VALENTINE WILLIE FINE ART, SINGAPORE


10 Nov – 2 Dec 2012   |   Opening Reception:  9 Nov 2012, Friday, 7pm to 9pm

 

VWFA Singapore is proud to present the gallery’s first solo exhibition by up and coming young Singaporean artist Genevieve Chua. Actively exhibiting in the Singaporean art world since 2003 Chua’s practice explores the psychologies of fear through the narratives of Southeast Asian horror. Multi-disciplinary in nature, her latest solo Birthing Ground Not a Sound looks at what lies within the silences of reclaimed subterranean spaces.


The exhibition begins, just after a flood has washed large quantities of earth from the surrounding forests into an anonymous shopping mall. Each particle then takes on a life of its own as they are hypnotically drawn --via an unknown force -- though this multi-levelled space into a mysterious underground chamber or 'birthing ground'. This primal dissent is charted through works that echo the aesthetics of ultrasounds and have been influenced by the stages of the underworld from Inferno, the first part of 14th century Italian poet, Dante Alighieri's epic poem The Divine Comedy. Creating various frictions of space, aesthetics and narrative, the exhibition provokes a tense anticipation --for they are never directly referred to -- of who, or more importantly what, emerges when super natural forces are invoked.

 

  

BIRTHING GROUND NOT A SOUND runs from 10 November – 2 December 2012 at

Venue:                         Valentine Willie Fine Art, Singapore

Address:                     Artspace@Helutrans, 39 Keppel Road,

            Tanjong Pagar Distripark, #02-04, Singapore 089065

Telephone:                  +65 8133 1760

Website:                      www.vwfa.net

Email:                          vwfa.singapore@gmail.com

Gallery Hours:             Tuesday – Saturday: 11am to 7pm, Sunday: 11am to 3pm.

            Closed on Mondays and Public Holidays.

 

 

 
 
 
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