Genevieve CHUA 蔡艾芳：Moths
15 March – 2 May 2015
Gallery EXIT is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Singaporean artist Genevieve Chua. Moths is the third part of the Unnatural History Drawings series, whose approach is derived from the taxonomy of museum specimen classification systems. Presented as a straddling of paintings and objects, Moths draws upon the physiognomy and evolution of moths caused by the evolution of flowers it pollinates.
CHUA’s practice is focused on natural history, linguistics and the formal properties and responses toward painting. The artist mediates the configurations of exhibitions through these processes. In Moths and future works to come, CHUA looks into painting and its materials to formulate configurations for the way it is made and shown.
Making tangential relations to the artist’s previous explorations in recent works, the shaped paintings are derivations of curves which flips and folds in a vibratory fashion, making allusions to the insect’s mating cycle. The work’s formal qualities hark back from the artist’s interests making spatial possibilities with an all-over screen print on paintings, as seen in the earlier Ultrasound series.