“The Silence of the Canines” – Singapore artist Boo Sze Yang alludes to the muzzling of voices in his third solo show – 21st Sept to – 1st Oct 2006


From fish, Utterly Art now moves to dogs in its next presentation… artist Boo Sze Yang gathers together all his Watchdog paintings (some exhibited individually before) for the first time in a single exhibition. His multilayered paintings address issues of censorship vs guardianship, and can be seen at Utterly Art Exhibition Space, 229A South Bridge Road (2nd Level), Singapore 058778 from Thursday 21st Sept to Sunday 1st Oct 2006. The opening hours are from Monday-Saturday: 11.30am - 8pm and Sunday: 12pm – 5.30pm. We can be contacted at 6226 2605 (Kenneth or Keng Hock) or through utterlyart@pacific.net.sg. The opening reception will be held on Thursday 21st Sept 2006 7pm. Members of the press are most welcome to attend. Attendance at the exhibition is FREE.

About the exhibition:

The Silence of the Canines brings together in a single exhibition one of Boo’s major series of work - the Watchdog series, which usually feature a desultory dog as sentinel, a Big Brother self-portrait of the artist peering through his spectacles, and assorted fragmented nudes. The emblem of the Watchdog functions as a double-edged sword - being both Guardian/Protector as well as Censor/Monitor - performing acts of defense, but also of suppression.

This will be Boo’s 3rd solo exhibition following his critically acclaimed show last year entitled The Space In-between, an exhibition which also travelled to South Korea. Boo is an accomplished artist whose rare gift is his command of the painting medium and diversity in term of painting styles. His works have been collected by the Singapore Art Museum.

Utterly Art is pleased to welcome back Boo in his second solo show with us, demonstrating his prowess as a Singaporean painter to look out for. The Singapore Art Museum has just acquired two paintings from him. We hope to be able to work with your publication to bring attention to his intriguing subject matter. We have attached images of works for the exhibition, and hope you will find them most press worthy (do contact us if you need hard copies or higher-resolution photos).

Please do feel free to contact us at tel: 6226 2605 (Kenneth Tan / Keng Hock) if you require more information.

Yours sincerely,

Pwee Keng Hock

Partner, Utterly Art