in 3 Parts**
Initially conceived as an unconventional drawing show, Three Sketches for a Lost Year was an exhibition series organised into three parts – MARK, CURVE, and GRID. While these are motifs inspired by basic elements in drawing practices, each part presented five artists working in different mediums, both within and without the approaches traditionally defined as ‘drawing’.
Three Sketches was thus a triptych of loose propositions that move beyond the understanding of drawing as a technique, to think of it as a sensibility – as the contemplation of lines in space, and the sketching-out of an image or idea.
In keeping with the brevity of a ‘sketch’, each of the three parts lasted for only three days (Friday – Sunday), over three consecutive weekends.
Sketch 01: MARK
DATES 18 – 20 February 2022
ARTISTS Ben Loong, Fiona Seow, Grace Tan, Jodi Tan, Victoria Hertel
Sketch 02: CURVE
DATES 25 – 27 February 2022
ARTISTS Aki Hassan, Lee Wan Xiang, Ong Si Hui, Tan Shao Qi, Tiffany Loy
Sketch 03: GRID
DATES 4 – 6 March 2022
ARTISTS Ashley Hi, Cally Tan, Catherine Hu, Lai Yu Tong, Rifqi Amirul Rosli
ABOUT THE CURATOR
Berny Tan is an artist, curator, and writer whose interdisciplinary practice explores the tensions that arise when she applies systems to – and unearths systems in – her personal experiences. As an independent curator, Tan has developed a practice built on principles of empathy, sensitivity, and close collaboration with artists, accompanied by poetic, approachable writing that illuminates the processes and materialities of art-making.
ABOUT THE SPACE
This exhibition took place at Field Studies, an artist studio and art space co-curated by artists Ang Song Nian and Robert Zhao Renhui. The space aims to give voice to research-led methodologies working across interests within the ethnographical, anthropological, and environmental fields. It is also home to THEBOOKSHOW.
🏢 Lam Soon Industrial Building 63 Hillview Ave, #10-06A Singapore 669569
DESIGN Jyn Ng
PHOTOS Marvin Tang