TELLING TALES EXHIBITION

NEWSText: Aya Shomura

Shia Yih Yiing, The More We Get Together III (2013), Oil on Canvas, 135 x 200 cm

Shia Yih Yiing, The More We Get Together III (2013), Oil on Canvas, 135 x 200 cm

At Chan Hampe Galleries in Singapore, Shia Yih Yiing‘s solo exhibition “Telling Tales” will be held from October 10th to November 2nd. Born in 1966, she is a Malaysian fine artist from Kuching, the state capital of Sarawak.

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Since her early works in the 1990s where she largely drew on her Sarawakian personal history, she focused largely on questions of social responsibility around the environment. Though she continues her relationship with her roots in Sarawak, she now addresses her concerns of her family’s social environment more intimately as a mother and an urban dweller. 

Shia Yih Yiing has always been a storyteller and in Telling Tales, she interestingly moves through art history and the self- aware salvaging of a recent past that has become a subject of nostalgia, while many of its qualities and questions remain current.  Here she images known and imagined social topographies, which bear the footprints of her journey over the past few years to unravel the imperatives of her creative being and to evolve a landscape of gesture that reflects her inner meditative equilibrium. 

Telling Tales
Date: October 10th – November 2nd, 2014
Opening hours: 11:00 – 19:00
Holiday: Mondays and Public Holidays
Place: Chan Hampe Galleries
Address: 328 North Bridge Road, #01-21, Raffles Hotel Arcade, Singapore 188719
Tel: +65 6338 1962
http://www.chanhampegalleries.com

Text: Aya Shomura

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