Gaze and Gloss

Jon Chan
13 June – 25 July 2019

Exhibition Opening: 12 June 2019, 6-8 PM
Exhibition Dates: 13 June – 25 July 2019

Grey Projects is pleased to announce ‘Gaze and Gloss’ a new suite of paintings by Jon Chan, his second solo exhibition at Grey Projects Tiong Bahru. The paintings alternate between images of deeply ambivalent figures, drawn from various news and documentary sources, and images of public space security cameras. Taking his cue from two novels, Shusaku Endo’s Silence and Juliane Barnes’ The Noise of Time, Jon pursues the alienation of individuals caught in a doubled estrangement. These paintings depict various groups of people estranged from both their idealizations and the systems of coercive authority that presses upon their ideals a persistent threat of violence.

About the artist

Jon Chan (b.1982) is a Singapore-based artist. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) in 2007, and a Masters of Fine Arts, from LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore. Chan is the winner of the Winston Oh Travel Award for the years 2003 and 2007. He was also the winner of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Arts award of 2007, as well as having numerous exhibitions showcasing his paintings.