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Sunny, your smile ease the pain

June 19

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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until July 14, 2019

Opening Reception: 14 June 2019, 7 – 9pm
Exhibition Duration: 15 June – 14 July 2019
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 7pm

Yeo Workshop is pleased to announce Fyerool Darma with a second solo exhibition with the gallery entitled, “Sunny, your smile ease the pain”.

Developed as a tribute to his parents, title of the exhibition is appropriated from Boney M.’s ‘Sunny’,  a song released in 1976, which the artists’ parents enjoyed in their youth. Growing up, Fyerool often conflated the word ‘sunny’ (or sun) with seni. While the first references the sun and is associated with light-hearted moments, the latter is a translated word for art from the Malay language – or an aesthetic pursuit.

The exhibition presents Fyerool’s aesthetic pursuits – a selection of works made from 2017 to 2019. His practice is presented through an assemblage of bleached canvases, framed digitally edited found images, folded textiles and works on paper.

The exhibition-artwork references the cultural and biographical lineages that inform Fyerool’s work and evidences how his works functions as objects imbricated in the social bonds that define society. Inspired by encounters on the internet and hauntings from the archives, each work is an address to an individual or community, a cryptic communiqué sent into public place, a (mis)translation based on the duplicity of everyday speech  – where we say what we want but don’t mean what we say.

Accumulated, re-composed and assembled, this oeuvre of artworks is an exhibition, an artwork, and a literal social body on display.

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