You are cordially invited to 'Raffles, Pineapples & the Swamp' live art performance opening cocktail.
Time: 8th August 2019, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Venue: Yang Gallery • Singapore, 581 Orchard Road, The Shopping Gallery Hilton #01-11, Singapore 238883
Ripple Root’s upcoming show at Yang Gallery (Hilton Hotel) seeks to celebrate Singapore in a big way. They are the first local artists to mount a solo show with Yang Gallery opening August 8th, a day before National Day. Held in conjunction with The Singapore Bicentennial, the 200th anniversary of Sir Stamford Raffles’ arrival on our shores, there cannot be a better reason to showcase the duo’s take on local history and imagery.
The exhibition reminisces island plantations and untainted simpler times, along with subsequent industrial developments and the rise to modernity. Viewers will be transported from ‘Swamp to Civillisation’ through these chronological pieces. The mangrove swamp was afterall where it all began, birthing Ripple Root’s first painting series titled ‘Strong Currents Will Paddle’ in 2015, the SG50 year. And as always, a classic nod to Peranakan and Batik forms.
Besides paintings, it will also be the first time Ripple Root will be taking found historic objects and repurposing them as art objects, breathing in them new life and contemporary vision.