AGAS | Art Galleries Association Singapore


Sherman Ong: Spurious Stories from the Land and Water
24 April to 31 May 2014 | 11am to 7pm
Art Plural Gallery
38 Armenian Street Singapore 179942

Art Plural Gallery is pleased to announce Spurious Stories from the Land and Water, the solo exhibition of Singaporean artist Sherman Ong running from April, 24 to May 31, 2014 at Third Floor - Art Plural Gallery. The exhibition will feature two photography series Monsoon and Spurious Landscapes as well as a short film.

Born in 1971 in Malaysia and based in Singapore, Ong's work centres on the relationships between humans and their environment. Addressing the climate difficulties in South East Asia, he broadens his speech to borderless issues, travelling around the world to voice the crises he meets. Photographs and videos express the characters' loss and breathlessness in spaces ruled by uncontrollable telluric forces.

Sherman Ong's captured instants do not relate to any human active struggle against an undisciplined nature. Surprisingly, humidity, monsoon, droughts are the dominant subjects of the work. Characters are mainly seen seated or acting as in an everyday and imperturbable life where elements violently unleash. Hoping for the best and devoted to time, a consensus seems to be understood by the depicted men and women: "life goes on", radical but necessary choice?