HARUM BUSUK – A SOLO EXHIBITION BY MARVIN CHAN
23 ~ 26 Nov 2016
22, Jalan Bukit 11/2, Seksyen 11, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Artist’s Talk on 23 Nov 2016 @ 7pm, followed by official opening at 8pm
HARUM BUSUK is a four - day open studio and also an exhibition by painter Marvin Chan. This will be his fifth solo outing, soon after, and a continuation of Marvin Chan's Ínvisible Lives : Tempting Frailty'in the month of August at the Chan Hempe Galleries, Singapore, There will be six oils on canvas, set within the artist private studio in Petaling Jaya. Harum Busuk is the artist's personal take on the nation's social-political situation, painting a not-so-rosy picture.
MARVIN CHAN (b. 1972 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) is a self taught artist. Through an amalgamation of elements culled from his trove of captured images and figure drawing studies using live models, this reconstitution in a pictorial composition addresses contemporary life, its longings and expectations.
LANGKASUKA – SACRED & PROFANE @ CURATE MONT KIARA
Ilse Noor , Chinese Mansion, 1986, line drawing etching and aquatint
Norhaiza Nordin, Burung Petalawati, Cempaka sari flower motif, Cengal wood
25 Nov ~ 3 Dec 2016
Curate @ Seni Mont Kiara, LG1-1, SENI Mont' Kiara, 2a Changkat Duta Kiara, Mont' Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
26 Nov 2016 (Saturday) @ 11am
NN Gallery, in collaboration with Brunsfield Foundation, Curate@ Seni, E-magineers, and also in conjunction with the inaugural Gallery Weekend Kuala Lumpur 2016, present Langkasuka - Sacred and Profane, an exhibition which serves to bring forth the rich legacy of Nusantara culture and history through the forgotten empire of Langkasuka.
The exhibition showcases the best works and collection of master carvers Noorhaiza Noordin and the late Nik Rashiddin who have travelled widely as part of their research on Langkasuka woodcarving in the last twenty years. Complementing the masterpieces are the exceptional etchings of Ilse Noor, from her seminal series on historical buildings found in Malaysia.
This exhibition provides a unique view of our history, culture and traditions through the eyes and hands of our celebrated and distinguished artisans.