|A Guide to MENTAL
Opening Fri, 7pm
With support from The Substation, The Artists Village presents
A Guide to MENTAL SCULPTURE By Dennis Tan The Substation Gallery 20-30 Oct, 11am-9pm daily.
In the artist's words: 'Mental Sculpture' here refers to the forms that are conjured up by the two stimulus: language and sound. Painting allows its audiences their interpretations, with the art clearly being the painting. In this case neither the texts nor the sounds is the art. They are merely presented as cases of stimulant, or still life for the painting. The art lies in the cognitive forms conjured with help of the stimulus, i.e. the authorship lies with the interpreters. Every piece of art from that similar source of stimulus becomes an original. Dennis Tan is a current member of The Artists Village who have been practicing art in the local scene for almost six years and has participated in various important art exhibitions locally and internationally. In 1999, he won First Prize in the local Thames and Hudson painting competition. He had worked with different people working in different area. Examples of his activities involving various community interest groups include World Aids Day collaborative performance and the White Cane Club (a visually disabled group). Most recently he had initiated a public art project Spending Time With Raffles Club in Artists Investigating Monuments in various parts of Singapore and had also exhibited works in the Cardiff's Art on Time Festival (Telegraph Hill Arts Festival) in London, England and Dream Plan Project at Kwanhoon Gallery in Seoul, Korea.