Wong Keen - Lady with Black Stocking I, 1966, Oil on paper, 36 x 46 cm
artcommune is pleased to present Singapore Artists in the States: Wong Keen, Goh Beng Kwan, Zhuang Sheng Tao and Choy Weng Yang. Featuring over 20 artworks in different media, the exhibition highlights the influence of New York art movements in shaping the distinct practice and stylistic expression of these 4 second-generation Singapore artists.
In earlier times when Singapore was still striving for global connections, overseas art trainings and experiences consisted of less straightforward routes for most local artists.
In conjunction with the exhibition, artcommune will host an Artists' Forum to discuss how the New York scene transformed the respective artistic identity and practice of these four artists. The forum will be attended by artists Wong Keen and Choy Weng Yang, who will share on their interesting experiences and how they developed their practices against the backdrop of the powerful New York art culture. This event is free admission to all but registration is required.
Exhibition Period: 19 – 31 May 2017
Time: 12 – 7 pm (daily)
Venue: artcommune gallery, Blk 231 Bain Street, #03-39
20 May 2017, Saturday, 2.30 – 3.30 pm
Admission is free
Wong Keen - Lady with Black Stocking II, 1966, Oil on paper, 36 x 46 cm
Goh Beng Kwan - From me, with love, 1973-74, Collage on paper, 100 x 75 cm
Goh Beng Kwan - Hillview, 1985, Collage on canvas, 119 x 89 cm
Zhuang Sheng Tao - Fragmentaries 1, Undated, Chinese ink on paper, 56 x 78 cm
Zhuang Sheng Tao - Fragmentaries 3, Undated, Chinese ink on paper, 36 x 88 cm
Choy Weng Yang - Nude Drawing, 2005, Charcoal and pastel on paper, 80 x 65 cm
Choy Weng Yang - Boat Quay: Enchanting Atmosphere, 2017, Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 126 cm