Singapore Contemporary Young Artists

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“What about Us” by Francis Poon & Zhou Quan


You are cordially invited to the opening of “What about Us” by Francis Poon & Zhou Quan.

Exhibition runs from 17th September 2010 to 3rd October 2010

Opening Reception is on 17th September 2010 (Friday) at 7pm – 9 pm Dahlia Gallery LLP Opening Hours : Tuesday to Saturday 12pm to 7pm, Sunday 12 to 5pm. (Closed on Monday and Public Holiday) We can be contacted at 6222 7809 or Debbie Pang @ 9450 7749 (above Bee Cheng Hiang on Pagoda St, just outside Chinatown NE Line MRT Station Exit A) 69A Pagoda Street (2nd Level) Singapore 059228 Email: debbie@dahliagallerysg.com Admission for the exhibition is FREE.

About the Exhibition: “What about Us” presents differing narratives of the perceived human in contemporary society. By juxtaposing the use of character and milieu, Zhou Quan and Francis Poon creates vivid imagery of the relationship between human and habitat. Zhou’s series of works “Machine” explores the human condition narrated in a seemingly illogical flow, while Poon’s series “Peoples’ Peoples’ People”comments on the intertwined morphosis of human specie and its advacements. The inherent irony in the genre is approached by both artists with a delicate dash of quirk and humour.

About the Artists:

Francis Poon

Hong Kong Born Singaporean, Francis Poon Ping Him is a budding artist who loves the many genres in art. The few mediums in his current art practice involves ceramics, oil paintings, acrylic paintings, and mixed media. He graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) (ceramics major) in 2007 and was awarded the Georgette Chen Arts Scholarship for the years 2005 to 2007. He was also awarded The Indonesia arts and culture scholarship where he received 3 months of foundation training in traditional Balinese painting, music, dance and drama. He has then performed a group dance in a temple ceremony, Art Center Denpasar Bali and Foreign affairs Department in Jakarta. Upon returning to Singapore he performed a solo dance piece in NAFA and has also adapted it as a part of the performance piece in “Bond Agent Bond” a group exhibition cum art residency in 1aSpace, Hong Kong in 2008. He has actively collaborated with other artists, musicians and theater performers and theatre organization Act3 International, to project concepts of his art since 2006. Taking on art as a profession in 2009, Poon has had commisioned art works in a restaurant along Joo Chiat Rd, bistro in Raffles City and a bakery in Orchard ION. He has actively exhibited in group exhibitions in Pan Pacific Hotel, “Intensity” in Tembusu Art Gallery which he also curated, “Bond Agent Bond” in Hong Kong1aSpace and “Chrono.Liquid” in Forth Gallery. Since 2007, he runs an art studio/ceramic workshop in Tampines Industrial Park with 3 fellow artists where he explores in the various practices. He facilitates visual art workshops at Maris Stella High School, Xingnan Primary School and CreativeO childcare. He is also the Vice-Chair of the society of Singapore Contemporary Young Artists(SCYA).

Zhou Quan

Born in 1986 in Dalian city in China, Zhou Quan subsequently moved to Singapore in 2008 to pursue a diploma in Fine Art at NAFA where he currently majors in painting. He passionately looks forward to his graduation show in 2011. An aspiring artist, Zhou took the initiative to be an apprentice to a Singapore based Chinese artist for a duration of a year, where he learned the art of tempera painting, and exhibited in a group show in a commercial gallery in Singapore before entry to NAFA. His recent exhibition presented an earlier series of drawings entitled “Machine” in a group show in Substation art space, Singapore. He is currently developing the series which he exhibits in Dahlia Gallery in a duo show in 2011.

About scyablog

Singapore Contemporary Young Artists Project (SCYA) is a non-profit Art Society that highlights Contemporary Art by Young Artists in Singapore through several platforms in exhibitions, websites, talks, workshops & commissioned services. SCYA was initiated by Jacquelyn Soo who is an artist, curator and director for SCYA. SCYA has over 10 members in the society contributing ideas, activities to support the organisation. SCYA represents up to 70 Singaporean/PR Artists in their works. SCYA launched their first project in Nov 2008 with a website collaboration with FIVEFOOTWAY that featured 23 Contemporary Young Artists Portfolios on an interactive website. Since then, SCYA have had several collaborations and events organised with corporations, government institutions, NGOS and education institutions, Please visit our website for more details: www.contemporaryart.sg Like us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/SingaporeContemporaryYoungArtists Thank you!

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