DAVID GREMARD ROMERO "Los Peregrinos" (The Pilgrims)
1 Oct 2009 - 12 Nov 2009
Collectors Contemporary presents Los Peregrinos (The Pilgrims), a solo show by David Gremard Romero. This exhibition and sale will run concurrently at Collectors Contemporary and the Club 21 Gallery.
David Gremard Romero's paintings and drawings are redolent of Classical allegory and executed in a technique that recalls the late Renaissance and the subtle nuances of Mannerist portraits. Throughout much of his body of work, figures, or characters, are depicted in the throes of transfiguration.
The unifying themes behind his current series are Lucha Libre (Mexican Free Wrestling) and the confluence of cultures brought about through conquest and emigration in the Americas, both ancient and modern. Gremard Romero's works deal with the syncretism of Lucha Libre costumes and pre-Hispanic and colonial mythology. He brings a contemporary Chicano perspective to colonial painting and the textile traditions of the Americas. More importantly, though, Gremard Romero addresses larger issues of multiculturalism, the shared and painful history of humanity, as well as the politics of identity.
"The central preoccupation unifying all my work is an engagement with the practice of the old masters, particularly those of the Baroque and Rococo periods. Their perfection of craft, their exploration of narrative modes, and their explicit connection to history and politics are a source of continuing fascination and inspiration to my work. Embedding contemporary iconography and themes in a classical figurative craft, I seek to tease out the hidden relationships and continuities between classical art and current culture."
The Relevance of Contemporary Art
15 Aug 2009 - 15 Aug 2009
Join us for cocktails and a talk by Dr. Birgit Rabl on Saturday, 15th August at 3pm.
The above talk is part of our arts outreach programme. There is no charge.
To reserve a seat, please email events(at)collectors.com.sg
double bill: JOHN WESTMARK & CRYSTAL LIU
30 Jul 2009 - 17 Sep 2009
UNTITLED 2 (summer 2009)
4 Jun 2009 - 23 Jul 2009
Untitled 2 (summer 2009) is the second installment featuring a selection of works by contemporary masters and current established as well as emerging artists.
UNTITLED 1 (spring 2009)
2 Apr 2009 - 28 May 2009
Untitled 1 (spring 2009) is the first of 2 installments featuring a selection of works by contemporary masters, established as well as emerging artists.
FALLING SHORT OF KNOWING:
RAN ORTNER & NORMAN MOONEY
12 Feb 2009 - 26 Mar 2009
Collectors Contemporary 12 February-26 March 2009Moscow
Red October Chocolate Factory 15-31 December 2008New York
Milk Gallery 13-28 September 2008
Collectors Contemporary presents Falling Short of Knowing
, a touring exhibition of the two-person show by Norman Mooney and Ran Ortner, in collaboration with Ch´i Contemporary Fine Art in New York.
For Norman Mooney, this current body of work is the personal exploration of inner form and how this relates to the outer world. This is communicated through a very direct and immediate process of mark making. The direct engagement in this process enables the fundamental nature of the form to be realized. "I am looking to understand the idea of something much larger than ourselves, than our capacity to see, that is ever-present, persistent and constantly in motion. It is our intuitive sense of the whole and our complete inability to define it the work explores."
Ran Ortner´s work is driven by his visceral relationship to nature.
"In my art, I contemplate the thing that never ceases to astonish me; the inherent marriage of opposites at life´s core. From the most tender brutalities to the most devastating sensitivities. These paradoxes register within me and I see myself within them. I am continually surprised by this reflection between me, as an individual, and the environment within which I exist. ´The blood within and the brine without´. The pulsing surge of my blood; the pulsing surge of ocean waves."
-Excerpt from www.fallingshortofknowing.com
IN VISIBLE LIGHT
18 Dec 2008 - 23 Jan 2009
As a concrete allegory of our times, Joey Piziali’s art suggests a third path where the artist can represent a facet of reality without returning to the realistic figuration or abstract decoration of the surface.
Materials from urban landscape such as found billboards, latex paint, tape and rusted steel have been associated with ´spatio-temporal-matteric´ consciousness of Futurism or Nouveau Réalisme. However, Piziali’s adoption of these materials is neither through constructive collages of Futurism nor lacerated décollages of Nouveau Réalisme.
Piziali’s materials emit a strong sense of individuality offering abundant melancholic and visceral interpretations, yet his works first and foremost emphasise the ´irreducible presence of the painting that refuses to be translated into any other form of expression´.
Piziali has exhibited his works throughout the California region. de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara and the City of Palo Alto Art Collection, CA have his works in their public collections.
AND THE DISH RAN AWAY
WITH THE SPOON
30 Oct 2008 - 10 Dec 2008
In conjunction with the first ever Kids’ Biennale, AND THE DISH RAN AWAY WITH THE SPOON
presents works by various artists including David Hockney, Claes Oldenburg, Donald Roller Wilson, Tim Liddy, Davis & Davis, Al Souza, Crystal Liu and The Little Artists.
This installment engages both the young and the old. Adults will enjoy the artistic genius of influential artists of our time whilst children will revel in the playfulness and colourful depictions of familiar images and characters.