BREADTH OF AIR A Solo Exhibition by John Marie Andrada


A Solo Exhibition by John Marie Andrada

25 May – 23 June 2024

Address: CT Hub 2, 114 Lavender Street, Unit 05-72, S. 338729

Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 12 noon – 7 pm

Sun, 12 noon – 5 pm

Wed by appointment only

Mon, Tues, PH: Closed

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Image: Detail of In Passing (2024) by John Marie Andrada

A montage is a series of moving or still images edited together to create a continuous sequence. Montages enable the communication of heavy information to an audience over a brief span of time by juxtaposing different shots, compressing time through editing, or intertwining multiple storylines of a narrative.

For John Marie Andrada’s first solo exhibition Breadth of Air, we can think of a montage as effective chapters offering a condensed breadth of the artist’s practice and history. In addition, the works seek to give shape for our breaths of air in various phases of questioning, longing, and solace.

A prevalent choice of colour in the exhibition is blue, stretched and swirled in possibilities of density and form. In Andrada’s reconciliation with grief, blue skies and moving waters become conduits of infinity: How long more does life go on, at the absence of a loved one? Yet, the montage of skies also harbours the comfort of endlessness: Life goes on, regardless of the presence of a loved one. As fond memories ascend in our thoughts, we knead them to the best of our ability to remember.

An opening reception will be held at the gallery on 25 May 2024, 5 – 8 pm. Artist will be present.

Haridas Contemporary is a gallery founded by Christiaan Haridas that aims to support and grow alongside Singapore’s burgeoning contemporary art scene. The gallery endeavors to create a home for emerging and mid-career Singapore and Singapore-based artists, while maintaining a satellite program with regional artists.

With 15 years of experience in the Southeast Asian art market, Christiaan hopes to advocate for promising art practices that are sensitively crafted and offer interesting entry-points into the stories and concerns of contemporary life.

The gallery is committed to supporting artists throughout their artistic careers by seeding opportunities for exhibition, dialogue, and professional counsel. Haridas Contemporary will rally for exciting local practices to be recognised across regional and international platforms.

About the artist:

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Description automatically generated Growing up and taking root in a once foreign country, JOHN MARIE ANDRADA (b. 2001) is a Filipino artist based in Singapore. She recently graduated with a Bachelor in Fine Arts (First Class Honours) from LASALLE College of the Arts in partnership with Goldsmiths, University of London in 2023. She is keen on experimenting alternative ways of image-making with various mediums through abstraction, storytelling and material play. Through a multi-disciplinary practice, she approaches art-making with an open, critical and inquisitive mind, in hopes of challenging preconceived ideas while exploring notions on identity, memory and time.

She was a recipient of The Winston Oh Travelogue Award (2024) and recently participated in Undescribed #9 at DECK, Singapore. Her works were nominated for International Takifuji Art Award, Japan (2022) and have been featured in Project 3V (Visualize, Voice and Vision) at FassAart Gallery, Istanbul (2021), 9th Dali International Photography Exhibition (DIPE), China (2021), and received the Special Choice Award for the 41st Daegu International Grand Exhibition, Korea (2022).

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