ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 - Rhona Hoffman Gallery - January 16th, 2015 - February 28th, 2015 Tue, 23 Dec 2014 14:43:24 +0000 Edmund Chia - Paris London Hong Kong - December 12th - December 24th <p style="text-align: justify;">Paris London Hong Kong is pleased to present &ldquo;Further&rdquo;, a selection of seven embroidery paintings by Singapore based artist Edmund Chia. The series to be shown is a suite of Diagrams -- part of an ongoing collaboration with David Salkin. <br /> <br /> When you&rsquo;re taking off, like, in a rocket, at Cape Canaveral, there must be a rearview mirror where you see the launch site, the big paved surface and outbuildings, the space center campus, all surrounded by wetlands and water. It&rsquo;s not really organized in shapes that that are definitely &ldquo;human&rdquo;; it&rsquo;s all odd shapes, specific, that aren&rsquo;t so earthly. They&rsquo;re shapes that arise because of utility, so they belong to a universal language of functionality. A mile up you see the suburbs; the grids that are very human, and the curvy planned developments that are recently human. The swirly wetlands, keys, coastline, are very earthly, but don&rsquo;t matter to you at this moment, they&rsquo;re just the elements of earth tumbling over each other, settling in the place of least resistance while all the plants adapt to their surroundings and the little animals just do their thing amongst the plants. I mean, it&rsquo;s fun to identify nature shapes from above, especially something so recognizable like Florida. But we didn&rsquo;t construct that shape, and it&rsquo;s not really your main focus; it&rsquo;s not the mark of your species on your planet. You&rsquo;re going off into space towards other planets, maybe to look for signs of life, or just clues left behind.<br /> <br /> EDMUND CHIA (Singapore, b. 1977) lives and works in Singapore. He received an MFA from SAIC in Painting and Drawing in 2009. His work has been exhibited at Feature Inc., Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Julius Caesar, ICA Singapore and Aspect Ratio Gallery. He is the founder of PEREGRINPROGRAM and continues to practice as an Artist, Educator and Curator.</p> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 14:35:12 +0000 Manuel Rodríguez-Delgado - THE MISSION - January 9th, 2015 - February 28th, 2015 Tue, 23 Dec 2014 14:31:04 +0000 Erica Bohm, Natalia Cacchiarelli, Gustavo Diaz, Susan Giles, Adam Gondek, Larassa Kabel, Jeroen Nelemans, Michelle Prazak, Missy Weimer - THE MISSION - January 9th, 2015 - February 28th, 2015 Tue, 23 Dec 2014 14:31:01 +0000