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Turn Loose The Mermaids – A group exhibition by Luke Heng, Jeremy Sharma and Warren Khong
15th September - 1st October 2016 | 11am - 7pm (Mon - Friday) 10am - 6pm (Saturday)
50 Cuscaden Road HPL House #01-01 Singapore 249724

Exploring and intertwining medium, space, materiality, acoustics and objects, new readings emerge beyond the formal into one that are conceptual, relational and experiential.

Taking its cue from the title of a song, “TURN LOOSE THE MERMAIDS” references not so much fantastical and mythical creatures that come from the sea, but rather, evokes the imaginary and the unconscious that emerge from the unknown to take hold and form.

With the above in mind, this project asks "how can form and material speak of ideas and thus engage with the viewer?", "how can artists trained in the formal aspects of painting extend these ideas and sensibilities to structures, image, space and media?" "How does one contribute or liberate new knowledge and discourse to the contemporary in a field burdened by its own history, can aesthetics here be as critically valued as socially engaged narratives?"

The three painters, in various stages of their practice, have all partaken in this journey to allow thoughts and ideas to take shape through various different approaches, allowing each work to slip and flow into otherwise unknown tangents.