An Exhibition by Liu Liling
Curated by Cheong Kah Kit
24 February – 28 March 2024
Vernissage: Saturday, 24 February 2024, 3pm – 7pm
Mizuma Gallery is pleased to announce After Light, a solo exhibition by Liu Liling, curated by Cheong Kah Kit.
Liu Liling’s practice revolves around light. She is interested in how we encounter and receive light, and how our bodies move in and around it. Developed through a series of prints as a site-specific encounter at Mizuma Gallery, After Light is a continuation of these interests.
Working between photography and installation, Liu conceives her prints as objects, constantly shifting our attention between the visual and the physical. Her layered prints are developed through repeated experimentation and accumulation of inaccuracies and incidentals via her subtle manipulation of ink and printing processes. When presented as a site-specific installation, the prints extend themselves into the exhibition space, gently probing viewers to move and ponder their visual and spatial experiences.
An encounter of these works is an experience of images, light, and space.
After Light is an invitation to reflect on the relationship between seeing and sensing.
After Light will run from 24 February to 28 March 2024 at Mizuma Gallery, 22 Lock Road #01-34 Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108939. The gallery will open from 11am-7pm on Tuesdays to Saturdays, and 11am-6pm on Sundays. The gallery will be closed on Mondays and Public Holidays. In conjunction with the launch of the exhibition, a vernissage in the presence of the artist and the curator will be held on Saturday, 24 February 2024, 3pm to 7pm. A digital publication with images of the artworks and a conversation between Liu Liling and Cheong Kah Kit will be available.
About the Artist
Liu Liling (b. 1993, Singapore) works primarily with the photographic image, exploring her interest in colours and material textures. Through a process-oriented practice, Liu examines ideas of duration, engaging with repetition and erasure as approaches to the picture plane. She graduated from LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore with a Bachelor in Fine Arts (First Class Honours). Recent exhibitions include Horizon (2023) at Hearth by Art Outreach, Singapore; and LHLLL (2022) at Mizuma Gallery, Singapore. Liu lives and works in Singapore.
About the Curator
Cheong Kah Kit is a visual artist based in Singapore. He completed his MFA at Umeå Academy of Fine Art, Sweden, and was an artist-in-residence at Para Site (Hong Kong) in 2015. Between 2016 – 2020, he co-organised the project space Peninsular. Cheong’s curatorial projects include State of Motion 2020: Rushes of Time (Asian Film Archive, 2020), and Novel Ways of Being (NTU Centre for Contemporary Art, 2021).