Sam Lo Big Bother, 2017

FOR BETTER, FOR WORSE

SAM LO

3 - 14 October, 2017
Besser Space, 15-25 Keele Street, Collingwood

About the exhibition

Pegasos5 is delighted to present a solo exhibition of artworks by Singaporean artist Sam Lo at Besser Space in Collingwood, Melbourne, from 3 - 14 October.

Lo, who also goes by the moniker SKL0, has a distinguished reputation in Singapore as an activist and artist critiquing the social-political norms of her first world island state home.

FOR BETTER, FOR WORSE

In her third solo exhibition, and first in Australia, we encounter an artist who is obsessed with the way Singapore's inhabitants interact with the urban landscape and how their lives are directed by social expectations, government directives and collective habit. Lo questions what it means to be a citizen in an ostensibly free state in which behaviours are observed by security cameras and crossing the road at the 'correct' time is a matter of obligation.

Known popularly as the 'Sticker Lady', Lo strategically situates her witty and gently subversive text stickers on everyday street furnishings like traffic lights, rubbish bins and the city's ubiquitous security cameras. By using 'Singlish', the hybrid language of multiracial Singapore, Lo challenges social hierarchies and bureaucratic bans. However, the ephemeral media of the street artist, be it stickers or spray paint, is quickly eliminated by the authorities forcing Lo to document their existence by photographing them. The photographs in turn become works of art.

For Better, For Worse sees Lo's practice extend for the first time into vibrant paintings that symbolically document facets of contemporary Singaporean culture as she exchanges temporality for permanent form. Generational and societal change are prominent themes giving a global resonance to these striking artworks.

For more information on this exhibition, a catalogue and/or price list, contact anita@pegasos5.com

Pegasos5 @ Besser Space, 15-25 Keele Street, Collingwood
Tuesday - Friday 10am to 5pm
Saturday 12noon to 5pm

MEET THE ARTIST | Saturday 7 October, 1-5pm
We encourage you to join us at Besser Space on Saturday afternoon, 7 October, to meet Sam and play interactive games.
See our website for more details.

MELBOURNE FESTIVAL & 4A CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ASIAN ART
Presents Sam Lo and Progress: The Game of Leaders
MPavilion, 4 - 15 October, 2017
Visit 4A website for more details

Sam Lo is proudly supported by Pegasos5 and One East Asia, Singapore.

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