LEE MEI LING

 

Home Coming
Digital Print on Cloth, various textiles
Singapore
Showing: 04 Jul 2003 (Fri), 10.00 AM - 14 Sep 2003 (Sun), 11.00 PM at the Theatres Street - Cones

Two big bundles hang above and a few more are scattered around - oversized barang-barang wrapped in quilts that remind one of grandmaís old blankets. Hmm... did somebody's grandma just come back from some long extended voyage? Take a closer look. Chinese cheongsam, Indian sari, Malay sarong... images of our island-city transferred onto pieces of cloth: Chinatown, Little India, Shenton Way, HDB estates, the Singapore skyline. It is a voyage that we have all made, and continue to make. The voyage of a nation and a people of diverse origins, of shared hopes and aspirations, united and immortalised in bundles of our past, present and future. This is the homecoming of us all, a nation of tireless voyagers. Now I know, I too have come home! Admission is Free.


Supported by:
Sithi Vinayagar Company
Toko Aljunied (House of Batik)and National Arts Council, Singapore
Brought to you by Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay.

 

 

Inspired Orbits
Rattan and Orchids
Singapore
Showing: 01 Aug 2003 (Fri), 10.00 AM - 31 Aug 2003 (Sun), 11.00 PM at the Concourse

Letís embark on the orbit of our dreams together! Lee Meiling conceptualised this work in the image of our nation.

Not the literal image, but that of our tiny island-city which finds herself on an ever-changing globe, criss-crossed by paths of travel, telecommunications and global trade. With this work, the artist wishes Singapore prosperity and success in her tireless pursuit of a destiny and wishes her countrymen all the courage and determination they need in our collective strive.

Visit us in the day and you may just be invited to join the artist changing the flowers of this never static display.

Explorations: The artist will hold a basic weaving workshop on Saturday 9 August at 10:30pm and 2.30pm. Recommended for 12 years and above. $8 fee includes materials and refreshments. Tickets will be on sale at the Esplanade Box Office on Saturday 2 August 11am-5pm. Max: 15 pax per workshop. For general enquiries on the workshop, please contact Michelle Yeo at 6828 8252.


Supported by Premium Orchids Singapore, Rhema Events & Arts Services Pte Ltd and National Arts Council, Singapore

Brought to you by Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay.

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST / ARTIST STATEMENT
I do not particularly work within any culture, but I reflect on culture in my work. My engagements in art is an "instrument" for me to live life, feel it, observe it, ponder it and grow with it. Indeed, the common thread that unites my forms, materials and techniques are my continuing interest in - life. It often emanates from the perspective of a woman, as well as our complex relationship with nature -- these issues have been the fuel for much of my works and thinking as an artist.

EDUCATION
1997    Bachelor of Fine Arts Summa Cum Laude (Hons), University of Michigan, USA.


SELECTED AWARDS / COLLECTIONS
Deans List, University of Michigan, School of Art, USA, 1993 1997.


School of Art Undergraduate Scholarship, School of Art, University of Michigan, USA, 1993 1997.


Permanent collection: Slusser Gallery, University of Michigan, USA, 1997.


Private Collections: Dr. Goh Wei Leong, Dr. Lum Kai Yew, Mr Chong Kok Kee, Mr Choo Boon Peng and Mrs Dawn Wee.


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS / ACTIVITIES
Tali Ikat: Fiber Connections, Contemporary Fiber Show, Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia, 2002.


Solo show: nature in design, Soo Bin Art Gallery, Ministry of Information, Communications and The Arts (MITA) Building, Singapore, 2002.


Remembering Samsui Women, A Multi-Media Exposition, an affiliate exhibition of Nokia Singapore Art 2001, Ying He Clan Association, Telok Ayer Street, Singapore, 2002.


Ephemeral 2, Solo show, Rackham Gallery, Ann Arbor, USA, 2000.


All that Remains..., A 2-woman artist installation, The Substation, Singapore, 1998.


A Tribute to Daughters of Bygone Dreams, an installation paying tribute to pioneer women immigrants to Singapore, UE Square, Singapore, 1998.


A refusal to be aware of all options: thinking about contemporary painting, Curated by Lee Weng Choy, The Substation, Singapore, 1998.


Ephemeral, Solo show, Media Union Gallery Michigan, USA, 1997.