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 empty space with volume and mass.
(After the exhibition, a friend and I drove around Kuala Lumpur at 4am, dropping the casts in random places such as under bridges, roadsides, shopping malls, and the National Art Gallery. Did you ever come across one of them? I would love to hear from you.)
‘Boats‘ is a word search stenciled on the floor of the main gallery space. The letters and lines were drawn on with plaster — the same material used to make the heavy plaster casts has now become ethereal and weightless. Visitors were provided with a list of categories and invited to search for the words as they walked on the work.