bree jonson | writhing
Kuala Lumpur's OUR ArtProjects second endeavor with Bree Jonson, a rising star in the contemporary Philippine art scene, takes a painted look at the mystery, danger and beauty of creatures under the sea.
Thu | Jun 1, 2017
OUR ArtProjects @ The Zhongshan Building
Kuala Lumpur's OURArtProjects second endeavor with Bree Jonson, a rising star in the contemporary Philippine art scene, takes a painted look at the mystery, danger and beauty of creatures under the sea. Stocking the exhibit with medium scale paintings and small sculpture, Johnson lays bare her oceanic fascination. The installation opens June 1st and goes through the 24th.
EXHIBITION OPENING / Thursday, 1 June 2017
TIME / 7:00 - 9:00pm
VENUE / OUR ArtProjects @ The Zhongshan Building
No.80 Jalan Rotan, Off Jalan Kampung Attap, 50460 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
EXHIBITION DATES / 2 – 24 June 2017
OPENING HOURS / Tuesday - Saturday 11:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday by appointment (3 working days advance notice is required)
Closed Mondays and public holidays
ADMISSION IS FREE
From the organizers:
"Continuing her interests in the animal world, Jonson paints anemones and sea urchins, often misunderstood because of their striking appearances. The anemone is named after a flower because of its bloom like qualities and yet this beauty hides a darker, predatory existence. Its venomous tentacles emit toxins that paralyze its prey, normally fish and crustaceans, which are then guided into its mouth for digestion. However, the sea urchin is feared for its stinging spines and alien-like appearance. But these are nature's defenses against the many things that prey upon it like crabs, snails, marine mammals and worst of all: people. These dualities of beauty and ugliness, seduction and fear occur throughout the exhibition becoming not only a portrait of what lies beneath the sea but a mirror in which to view our humanity. With a particular interest in femininity, the subtle symbolisms embedded in WRITHING reveal the power dynamics of space and the body via Jonson's uncanny observations of the natural world."