You are cordially invited to the opening reception of

In Thee

Wong Shih Yaw's
3rd solo painting show

Thursday 3rd June 2004 7 pm
Utterly Art Exhibition Space
208 South Bridge Road 2nd Level, Singapore 058757
Tel: 6226 2605

Mon-Sat 11.30 am - 8 pm Sun 12 noon - 5.30 pm
The exhibition runs from Saturday 29th May
to Sunday 13th June 2004

In the schema of painter Wong Shih Yaw’s latest exhibition, clothes not only make the man, in some instances, they take on a life of their own. There is inordinate attention paid to detail in the crumpling of cloth, the texturing of material, and the dramatic ordering of garments in an animated interplay between clothes and clothes, and between clothes and man. Clothes not only envelope man, they also envelope other clothes in multi-layered compositions. As clothes now become the metaphor for the philosophy and teachings we take on upon ourselves, we observe Shih Yaw anticipating better outcomes in the new cloak that religion has provided for him, exploring endless new directions while he rests comfortably in God’s fold - In Thee.