Sensing Singapore Seasons | 10 - 12 June 2016

Exhibition Opening
10 June 2016, 6-9pm

10 June - 12 June 2016,
12pm – 8pm (daily),
The Substation Gallery, 45 Armenian Street, Singapore 179936

There are no seasons in Singapore. However, seasons can be sensed, lived and felt in many intimate ways. It need not be about Spring, Summer, Autmn and Winter, but about an intimate relationship with the environment. With multiculturalism, people have different climate heritages and therefore diverse perceptions of climate cycles. How aware are you of your season sensors?

Sensing Singapore Seasons is a group exhibition comprising of artists Michelle Ma (China), Toñi López (Spain), Rakhee Jain (India/USA) and Daniela Fernandez (Argentina). 

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If Home was a word for Illusion | 10 April - 1 May 2016

Exhibition Opening
20 April 2016, 7 - 9pm

20 April to 1 May 2016,
12pm – 8pm (daily),
The Substation Gallery, 45 Armenian Street, Singapore 179936

Artist Talk: Conversations with the Self
1 May 2016, 3 – 4.30pm, The Substation Gallery

If Home was a word for Illusion is a group exhibition comprising new works by Charmaine Poh, Lim Jia Ning Michelle, Moses Tan and Willis Turner Henry. Through human-centred narratives, the artists examine everyday anxieties that follow life in contemporary society. Addressing both the mental and physical responses that accompany these tensions, the works, while deeply personal, gather a constellation of voices beyond the artists' own.

The title, If Home was a word for Illusion, questions comfort and familiariity - could what we hold closest to us be but a mirage?

Curated by Syaheedah Iskandar

The artists presented in this exhibition are recipients of the Noise Singapore Prize 2014, under The Apprenticeship Programme (TAP), organised by the National Arts Council. In addition, this project would not have been realised without the generous support of Grenadier Press, RJ Paper and Asahi.

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FORMLESSNESS WITHIN FORM | 15 to 17 April 2016

by José Sintnicolaas and Deepa Khanna Sobti

15 to 17 April 2016
12pm - 8pm
The Substation Gallery

‘Formlessness Within Form’ is a joint art exhibition by two artists at the Substation from April 15-17 Dutch artist José Sintnicolaas and Singaporean artist and poet Deepa Khanna Sobti. While the art styles of both artists is abstract, José expresses more form in her art and boldly experiments with various mediums and Deepa’s style is more purist using only Oils and palette knife and her art and poems point only towards the formless reality of all form. Deepa is an international award winning Biennale artist and has exhibited in museums and galleries all over Europe. 75% profits from Deepa’s practice are donated to charity.

Prior to the exhibition, on Wednesday 13 April, we will have a life interview on Channel NewsAsia at about contemporary art in Singapore and the upcoming exhibition at Substation.

Artist Profiles
Deepa Khanna Sobti is a Singaporean international award winning Biennale artist and poet. She writes a poem for every abstract expressionist Oil painting that she makes.

Overall, her art and poetry make a strong suggestion to the viewer to investigate their present experience to realize what reality really is. And to see that the world as it is currently understood, is merely a relative imaginary construct comprising mainly of thought. And that even within that thought construct, there is no separation between the individual and the world he inhabits. And to pave the way for the 'Everything' and the 'Nothing' to shine through the mind. She has exhibited extensively in Museums, Art Galleries and Art Fairs in Europe and Singapore and has been selected for several global juried selections including the Art Museum Chianciano, Italy's Art Biennale 2015, The London International Creative Competition 2015, Art Gemini Prize 2014 as a finalist and has been awarded the Recognition Prize by the Palm Art Award, Germany 2015. She is also currently shortlisted for the International Emerging Artist Award, 2015. Art Republik magazine published a two page editorial on her work.

José Sintnicolaas is a Dutch artist who, despite following a classical education at an art academy in Belgium, developed her art in a loose abstract style of mixed media paintings.

Her artworks have a roughness that gives the eye the opportunity to finish the work and see what one images without any need for explanation. Her series Earth is a celebration of the planet and expresses the elements of the earth before human inhabitation. She uses interesting materials such as glass, sand, paper and spray in her works to create textures and rawness. She tries to create awareness of the consequences of human behavior on the planet and donates to charities who support preservation and action against climate change.

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