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After Asphodel: Luke Heng
Friday, 1 December, 6:30–8:30pm | Thursday–Saturday, 11am–7pm
Pearl Lam Galleries Singapore (Gillman Barracks)
9 Lock Road, Gillman Barracks, #03-22, Singapore 108937

Pearl Lam Galleries is pleased to present After Asphodel, a solo exhibition by emerging Singaporean artist Luke Heng (b. 1987) at the Gillman Barracks. Known chiefly for his alluring visual examinations of painting as a subject and medium, the new works on show mark the evolution of Heng’s practice as he ventures beyond the realms of two-dimensional and wall-based sculptural art. These ephemeral evocations include paintings, wax works, and for the first time, a site-specific installation.

While the pursuit of the unknown is often betwixt and between, the inner transience and literal construction of the non-place has directed this latest body of work themed around impermanence and transcendental space. Alluding to the white asphodel flower and its association with death and the ethereal, this exhibition is a reflexive exploration of thresholds and the fluid psyche, turning the gallery into a liminal haven away from the usual visuals.