Richard Koh Fine Art (RKFA) is pleased to announce a solo exhibition by Melissa Tan (b.1989) in Singapore. Titled, False Doors, Glass Skies, it is slated to run from 5 – 27 November 2021 at Richard Koh Fine Art Singapore, Blk 47 Malan Road, #01-26 Gillman Barracks, Singapore 109444.
False Doors, Glass Skies takes on the question of survival as women in a world with dramatically higher stakes waged against powerful detractors determined to seize or subdue them. It pays attention to the intertwined destruction and self-preservation instincts at the heart of familiar myths and devotes a closer second look at the repertoire of diversions, actions, and rituals performed by different female characters in their varied attempts to assert and reclaim themselves from the people and circumstances who refuse them that right.
The exhibition features complementary sets of works — wall-bound metal works made from the trajectory maps of the asteroids named after various mythological women and an inventory of smaller resin sculptures that function as symbols of self-identification and protection, like amulets that these referenced figures may carry to gather strength, safety and live through their stories.