Writing > 2005

Gloop Gloop

by Lydia Chai

Essay published in catalogue of my solo exhibition “Boats and Bridges”.

The impetus behind Sharon Chin’s installation “Boats & Bridges” is the artist’s recent homecoming from overseas study to KL. “Boats & Bridges” is a poem in two parts… Read more

My Island Inside, 2005, Collage on paper held out in the rain, 49cm x 71cm.
Drawings > 2005

A series of drawings and collages for my first solo exhibition Boats and Bridges at Reka Art Space. The shapes are developed from the tops plaster casts made by pouring plaster into plastic bags (please see ‘Benua Dalam/Inner Continents‘, a related series of sculptures). The collages are made from coloured crepe paper, then held out… Read more

Benua Dalam/Inner Continents: Filter (Paul Auster), 2005, Plaster, pigment and photocopy transfer.
Objects > 2005

A series of plaster casts, in shades of pale pink, made by pouring plaster into different sized plastic bags. Each piece has a text or body organ transferred onto its flat top surface. I thought of the words as floating continents within the body, mingling amongst the internal organs. These were part of my first… Read more

Detail of 'Boats'
Exhibitions > 2005

Two installations from my first solo exhibition, Boats & Bridges, at Reka Art Space, Petaling Jaya. In ‘Bridges‘, lengths of barricade tape are wrapped around a pillar and weighed down by plaster casts. These were made by pouring plaster into different sized plastic bags, their round shapes and flat surfaces formed by filling a once… Read more