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Sundaram Tagore Gallery, 5 Lock Road 01–05, Gillman Barracks

Press Release

Miya Ando will be in the gallery for an informal talk about her new exhibition Sora | Ku (Sky | Emptiness).

The artist has created more than ninety new works for this exhibition and a concurrent show in Hong Kong. With these works she explores themes of transformation and the passage of time. A descendant of Japanese sword makers, Ando combines traditional techniques of her ancestry with modern industrial technology, turning sheets of aluminum into ephemeral, abstract paintings suffused with color inspired by nature. She layers pigments, dyes, urethane and resins onto the metal, allowing for variations of color and finish, with some areas of the painting matte and others glossy. The highly textured paintings range in size from 30 x 30 cm to 183 x 137 cm.

Two large-scale structures—a 1.9-by-1.9-meter installation constructed with four walls clad in charred wood, as well as a 1.6-meter-tall installation composed of hundreds of cascading Bodhi leaves, will also be on view. In addition, a small selection of earlier paintings on anodized aluminum, in which sapphire crystals are electroplated to the metal, can also be seen.


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