Lighter than Sunshowers
5 - 30 April 2017 | Tuesdays - Sundays, 11am to 7pm. Closed on Mondays and Public Holidays
Chan + Hori Contemporary
6 lock Road Gillman Barracks #02-09 Singapore 108934
Lighter than Sunshowers portrays her interest in the relationship between urban landscape and nature, where she employs watercolour and drawing as reiteration of her pondering and the meaning in routine.
Studying the notion of one's existence through the observation of every day metaphysical spaces, Shirly explores her affinity with them while tapping into the teachings of Zen Buddhism, where each moment is free from habituation, “appearing to (the viewer) as though seen for the first time”.
Her interest in observing different subjects within her daily proximity invites a sense of comfort and security. During extended periods of solitude, reliance on these subjects for comfort and companionship deepens until it subsequently dissipates and reduces to ghostly impressions that are captured before they vanish into oblivion. The intricate process of creating the artwork requires acute presence and transcends to a plane, which one might compare to a meditative experience. The works thus serves as recordings of transient and intangible ideas of existence.