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Wednesday, December 03, 2003
You are cordially invited to the opening of
F R I E N D S / P H A S E S
Portraits and Nudes
the second solo exhibition by Namiko Chan Takahashi
Official Opening: Friday 21 November 2003 at 1900 hrs
Guest of Honour: Assoc. Prof. Lutz Presser,
Head, Visual & Performing Arts, NIE
Exhibition runs from 20 Nov. - 18 Dec. 2003
Mon. to Fri. 1000 – 1700 hrs; Sat. 1000 – 1300 hrs
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays
The Art Gallery
National Institute of Education With support:
Nanyang Technological University
1 Nanyang Walk, Singapore 637 616
Tel: 6790 3557
Fax:  6896 9143
Tuesday, December 02, 2003
FrontRoom Gallery, 69-70A Bussorah street
11 am-5pm, Mon-Fri
Sunday by appointment only
The Germans invented the term FotoKunst (PhotoArt) to describe the artistic expression inspired by the possibilities of Photography.
With Tamares’ photographic shots that she now calls “Road Photos” you learn the viability of this new term.
A new photographic talent merges from drawing and painting, Tamares uses photography to respond to the unknown excitements of a strange environment. Nothing like “How To Be An Alien” but how to see things from the angle of a stranger.
Light impresses Tamares most, and also empty spaces, la nature morte, landscape with cat, winter-skies, snow-white on deserted slopes. She obviously caresses the motives with her camera. This is exactly what I would call: young. Young expression, young in mind! Good luck to Tamares, good luck to her genuine feminine approach.
Dr Michael de la Fontaine
Some people travel with their eyes wide shut, some people travel differently and some very different people travel with their heart.
The first encounter with the tiny, small photo prints by Tamares Goh, was confirmation of the minimal in order to get the maximum. With her low tech, sometimes even disposable cameras, Tamares captures the wide world with no wild ambitions. More often than nought, her only aim was to show to her family and friends where she has been and what she saw. Later, to make the photos live longer, some were scanned and put together in small handmade books, the objects of different communication, containers for her memory extracts.
There is something undoubtedly magical in her small black framed pieces of visual travelogue. Maybe distances and snow, maybe silhouettes and rainbows... one have to decide. What she gives us is the visual trigger that we have to pull and think...in the meantime Tamares travels in the way that Carlos Castaneda described the travels of Don Juan : when she travels the paths of the heart her eyes are wide open and she admires...and she teaches us by memories and bringing them back...or as Don Juan said, " The recapitulation sets free energy imprisoned within us, and without this liberated energy dreaming is not possible. .."
The show will be called Ben Loyal.
Ben Loyal is the name of a mountain in northern Scotland. (Sometimes called “Queen of Scottish Mountains”) Tamares spent some of her life in Scotland in the last 3 years. The mountain, the light, space seems appropriate. Epitomizes the quality of her photographic works.
In a previous show, she made books of these images like her installations, they were sometimes accompanied by pieces of writings. These hand crafted books feature then these photographs and writings wherever appropriate. Printed on embossed paper they have an erie other-worldly look. A pastiche, paintings, old postcards. The books make wonderful momentos and possessions. The show hopes to produce many of these unique and original hand-produced(crafted) books, each made with a personal touch. The books will become an integral part of the show. The genesis; the product. To be taken away; albeit to stay on show. In addition, a selection of the images to be produced, printed on large scale and hung. They will appear as and with the quality of paintings. They will hang, high up tilting down, in majesty. Like facing mountings on the high road. They will command and earn respect. Like facing the mountain they will shock and install themselves into the beholder. Monolithic. Respect. Shock with nobility. With immensity, density. There is a mood, a bruise. Emotion or fragility of experience. Photos as these leave us with the bold assertion that we have been touched, taken on a journey, and not alone, but together. Somehow we will find we belong.
Supporters National Arts Council and Alumni Lasalle-SIA College of the Arts
You are invited to the official opening of an exhibition featuring alumni from LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts
The Idiots Gaze Again presents the creative works of alumni from the School of Fine Art, LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts. Bringing together works of 10 artists who are Fine Art graduates of LASALLE-SIA in l997, this exhibition celebrates the faculties of seeing and art making
Organised by the participating artists
Charlie Tan • Cheong Kah Kit• Claire Lim • Leo Ong • Paul Lincoln • Rossalyn Tan • Sawn Hwang • Tan Wee Lit • Yong Tai Si • Yvonne Lam •
11 Dec 2003, 6.30pm
Guest of Honour
Prof Robert Ely, President, LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts
SG Private Banking Gallery, Alliance Francaise de Singapour. 1 Sarkies Road
Exhibition continues until 20 Dec 2003. Admission is free.