Girls, the Mic is Ours!

22 May - 5 June 2021

G13 Gallery is pleased to announce Girls, the Mic Is Ours!, an all-female artists exhibition. This exhibition focuses on 14 artists whose works address not only their perspectives of being women but also their own junctures of livelihood as individuals. Although they have a shared group consciousness of feminine experience, each of the artists presents her individual stylistic approach and mediums by distinctly expressing her journey and insights.

26 artworks will be displayed by fourteen local and international artists, namely Agnes Lau, Amy Nazira, Cinta Ayuandrea, Erica Choi, Haz Yusup, Ho Mei Kei, Liu Hsin-Ying, Louise Low, Marisa R Ng, Nor Tijan Firdaus, Ong Cai Bin, Raimi Sani, Trixie Tan, and Yuki Tham. Each artist has her own uniqueness in art-making, ranging from the expressions of personal milieu and portrayals of individuals and personal belongings to the experimentation of materials and objects into art. All in all, the canvases for the artists are the ‘mic’ that voices out their stories, worldviews, and even struggles in nowadays’ world context.

Girls, the Mic Is Ours! runs from  22nd May to 5th June 2021 at G13 Gallery.

Mother

Mother

Liu Hsin-Ying
244x150cm
Acrylic, Crayon, and Pastel on Canvas
2020

Mother

Liu Hsin-Ying
244x150cm
Acrylic, Crayon, and Pastel on Canvas
2020

Artist Statement

Thoughts keep emanating from my mind

Bountifully; and yet, to maintain maternal stability

I collect them one by one

As a big treeʼs yield of fruits.

And then they grow into a stretch of woods.

When I Look Up, I have a Huge Vision

When I Look Up, I have a Huge Vision

Liu Hsin-Ying
223x148cm
Acrylic, Pastel, Crayons, and Charcoal on Canvas
2020

When I Look Up, I have a Huge Vision

Liu Hsin-Ying
223x148cm
Acrylic, Pastel, Crayons, and Charcoal on Canvas
2020

Artist Statement

When I look up, a broad view is in my possession.

I stand level with the horizon to

Let my vision join the worldʼs boundaries.

Bifurcation

Bifurcation

Ong Cai Bin
179x69cm
Graphite and Charcoal on Acid-Free Paper
2021

Bifurcation

Ong Cai Bin
179x69cm
Graphite and Charcoal on Acid-Free Paper
2021

Artist Statement

In recent years, we have been forced to be changed by the ecological environment but we have not so much been changing the world as we thought. Through Cai Bin’s works, she questions and expresses the self in spaces, environments, and relationships. This work mainly explores the public’s hesitation and anxiety about the unpredictable future.

Trap

Trap

Ong Cai Bin
179x69cm
Graphite and Charcoal on Acid-Free Paper
2021

Trap

Ong Cai Bin
179x69cm
Graphite and Charcoal on Acid-Free Paper
2021

Artist Statement

In recent years, we have been forced to be changed by the ecological environment but we have not so much been changing the world as we thought. Through Cai Bin’s works, she questions and expresses the self in spaces, environments, and relationships. This work mainly explores the public’s hesitation and anxiety about the unpredictable future.

Line and plane III

Line and plane III

Agnes Lau
93.5x93.5cm
Mixed Media on MDF Board
2021

Line and plane III

Agnes Lau
93.5x93.5cm
Mixed Media on MDF Board
2021

Artist Statement

I delved into my art practice which involved the discovery and exploration of the details of everyday life, with the ‘essence of living’ being the foundation of my studio practice. The ordinary yet ignored objects or activities from daily life play a role in my study and I try to stimulate reflections through art making processes. And by projecting the subject matter I am studying through various materials, enabled me to create multiple forms of unique visual language for my work.

My work lies between systematic and non-systematic processes produced within a determined time and space. Incorporating both the conscious and unconscious mind, I allow various forms to take place in her work, juggling between drawing, painting, and printmaking on different materials, like paper, canvas, ceramic, and daily found objects.

‘We blindly repeat our daily life, and doing this for a prolonged time may lead to a subconscious act as the brain works by itself without us noticing that it’s working’, this is the inspiration to the study of the works in ‘Line and place’ series, which shared the idea of how repetition could creep in automation and while continuously doing meaningless things for a prolonged time, the process determines and its value is interpreted.

Line and plane IV

Line and plane IV

Agnes Lau
93.5x93.5cm
Mixed Media on MDF Board
2021

Line and plane IV

Agnes Lau
93.5x93.5cm
Mixed Media on MDF Board
2021

Artist Statement

I delved into my art practice which involved the discovery and exploration of the details of everyday life, with the ‘essence of living’ being the foundation of my studio practice. The ordinary yet ignored objects or activities from daily life play a role in my study and I try to stimulate reflections through art making processes. And by projecting the subject matter I am studying through various materials, enabled me to create multiple forms of unique visual language for my work.

My work lies between systematic and non-systematic processes produced within a determined time and space. Incorporating both the conscious and unconscious mind, I allow various forms to take place in her work, juggling between drawing, painting, and printmaking on different materials, like paper, canvas, ceramic, and daily found objects.

‘We blindly repeat our daily life, and doing this for a prolonged time may lead to a subconscious act as the brain works by itself without us noticing that it’s working’, this is the inspiration to the study of the works in ‘Line and place’ series, which shared the idea of how repetition could creep in automation and while continuously doing meaningless things for a prolonged time, the process determines and its value is interpreted.

INSTALLATION VIEW

INSTALLATION VIEW

Medium : Silicone on Mirror
( Reflective Effect )

INSTALLATION VIEW

Medium : Silicone on Mirror
( Reflective Effect )

Artist Statement

CAGE is a form of refraining one’s physical freedom but TRAPPED is worse, it applies to both physical and mental state.

We are constantly TRAPPED by our surroundings, especially how we ‘care’ about surroundings perception on us, the social network platforms. In this tiny peripheral’s screen, every day 24/7, when you’re asleep when you’re using the toilet when you’re on the train when you’re working. Hey, we even embrace by giving these ‘TRAPPERs’ a title – influencers, to TRAPPING more individuals. Come to think of it, is our government one of the oldest forms of TRAPPER?

Today, we had never felt more TRAPPED than ever. Why? Is it due to the inability to travel freely? Inability to dine in? Inability to gather? To visit? We experience TRAPPED when knowledge is being refrained from our free will. Inaccurate information or fake news, how do we know? By having faith or unconditional trust?

In the end, it can only depend on ourselves to decide if we were TRAPPED or FREE. FREE yourself by finding the key, and knowledge is the key to be FREE.

Stephen Hawking was CAGE but that didn’t stop him from contributing to mankind’s development.

"You have power over your mind — not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength." - Marcus Aurelius

Louise Low
58.5x43cm
Silicone on Mirror
2016

"You have power over your mind — not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength." - Marcus Aurelius

Louise Low
58.5x43cm
Silicone on Mirror
2016

Artist Statement

CAGE is a form of refraining one’s physical freedom but TRAPPED is worse, it applies to both physical and mental state.

We are constantly TRAPPED by our surroundings, especially how we ‘care’ about surroundings perception on us, the social network platforms. In this tiny peripheral’s screen, every day 24/7, when you’re asleep when you’re using the toilet when you’re on the train when you’re working. Hey, we even embrace by giving these ‘TRAPPERs’ a title – influencers, to TRAPPING more individuals. Come to think of it, is our government one of the oldest forms of TRAPPER?

Today, we had never felt more TRAPPED than ever. Why? Is it due to the inability to travel freely? Inability to dine in? Inability to gather? To visit? We experience TRAPPED when knowledge is being refrained from our free will. Inaccurate information or fake news, how do we know? By having faith or unconditional trust?

In the end, it can only depend on ourselves to decide if we were TRAPPED or FREE. FREE yourself by finding the key, and knowledge is the key to be FREE.

Stephen Hawking was CAGE but that didn’t stop him from contributing to mankind’s development.

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy." - Martin Luther King Jr

Louise Low
58.5x43cm
Silicone on Mirror
2016

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy." - Martin Luther King Jr

Louise Low
58.5x43cm
Silicone on Mirror
2016

Artist Statement

CAGE is a form of refraining one’s physical freedom but TRAPPED is worse, it applies to both physical and mental state.

We are constantly TRAPPED by our surroundings, especially how we ‘care’ about surroundings perception on us, the social network platforms. In this tiny peripheral’s screen, every day 24/7, when you’re asleep when you’re using the toilet when you’re on the train when you’re working. Hey, we even embrace by giving these ‘TRAPPERs’ a title – influencers, to TRAPPING more individuals. Come to think of it, is our government one of the oldest forms of TRAPPER?

Today, we had never felt more TRAPPED than ever. Why? Is it due to the inability to travel freely? Inability to dine in? Inability to gather? To visit? We experience TRAPPED when knowledge is being refrained from our free will. Inaccurate information or fake news, how do we know? By having faith or unconditional trust?

In the end, it can only depend on ourselves to decide if we were TRAPPED or FREE. FREE yourself by finding the key, and knowledge is the key to be FREE.

Stephen Hawking was CAGE but that didn’t stop him from contributing to mankind’s development.

"What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Louise Low
38(H)x38(L)x6(W)cm
Silicone on Mirror
2016

"What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Louise Low
38(H)x38(L)x6(W)cm
Silicone on Mirror
2016

Artist Statement

CAGE is a form of refraining one’s physical freedom but TRAPPED is worse, it applies to both physical and mental state.

We are constantly TRAPPED by our surroundings, especially how we ‘care’ about surroundings perception on us, the social network platforms. In this tiny peripheral’s screen, every day 24/7, when you’re asleep when you’re using the toilet when you’re on the train when you’re working. Hey, we even embrace by giving these ‘TRAPPERs’ a title – influencers, to TRAPPING more individuals. Come to think of it, is our government one of the oldest forms of TRAPPER?

Today, we had never felt more TRAPPED than ever. Why? Is it due to the inability to travel freely? Inability to dine in? Inability to gather? To visit? We experience TRAPPED when knowledge is being refrained from our free will. Inaccurate information or fake news, how do we know? By having faith or unconditional trust?

In the end, it can only depend on ourselves to decide if we were TRAPPED or FREE. FREE yourself by finding the key, and knowledge is the key to be FREE.

Stephen Hawking was CAGE but that didn’t stop him from contributing to mankind’s development.

Full Time Job

Full Time Job

Nor Tijan Firdaus
122.5x76.5cm
E-waste on Wood Panel Finished with Matte 2K Epoxy Resin
2021

Full Time Job

Nor Tijan Firdaus
122.5x76.5cm
E-waste on Wood Panel Finished with Matte 2K Epoxy Resin
2021

Problem of Self-Control

Problem of Self-Control

Nor Tijan Firdaus
122.5x76.5cm
E-waste on Wood Panel Finished with Matte 2K Epoxy Resin
2021

Problem of Self-Control

Nor Tijan Firdaus
122.5x76.5cm
E-waste on Wood Panel Finished with Matte 2K Epoxy Resin
2021

Like Mother, Like Daughter I

Like Mother, Like Daughter I

Erica Choi
120x120cm
Acrylic and Pen on Linen
2021

Like Mother, Like Daughter I

Erica Choi
120x120cm
Acrylic and Pen on Linen
2021

Like Mother, Like Daughter II

Like Mother, Like Daughter II

Erica Choi
120x120cm
Acrylic and Pen on Linen
2021

Like Mother, Like Daughter II

Erica Choi
120x120cm
Acrylic and Pen on Linen
2021

Love Letters: I am Here for You

Love Letters: I am Here for You

Marisa R Ng
91.5x91.5cm
Oil on Canvas
2021

Love Letters: I am Here for You

Marisa R Ng
91.5x91.5cm
Oil on Canvas
2021

Love Letters: Somebody to Love

Love Letters: Somebody to Love

Marisa R Ng
91.5x91.5cm
Oil on Canvas
2021

Love Letters: Somebody to Love

Marisa R Ng
91.5x91.5cm
Oil on Canvas
2021

The Essence of Time

The Essence of Time

Yuki Tham
104x123cm
Oil on Canvas
2021

The Essence of Time

Yuki Tham
104x123cm
Oil on Canvas
2021

Artist Statement

Flowers are beautiful. It is beautiful when it blooms. It is just as beautiful when it withers. Time will let us go through different phases of life. Like the flower, through time, it blooms and it withers. We should learn to appreciate the beauty in every stage, not just the former.

Look at what I drew I

Look at what I drew I

Ho Mei Kei
120x120cm
Acrylic, Oil Pastel, and Colour Pencil on Canvas
2021

Look at what I drew I

Ho Mei Kei
120x120cm
Acrylic, Oil Pastel, and Colour Pencil on Canvas
2021

Artist Statement

My art practice concerns children’s education, memories, and creative development. Children’s sketches and paintings are interesting and fun but mostly ignored by adults, abandoned by parents. They express their feelings, stories, and thoughts in those characters that they created. I always appreciate and observe their process of artwork making. In these two pieces, I tried to experience draw and paint in a naïve way, enjoy the process of creating different visual elements and characters.

Look at what I drew II

Look at what I drew II

Ho Mei Kei
122x91cm
Acrylic and Colour Pencil on Canvas
2021

Look at what I drew II

Ho Mei Kei
122x91cm
Acrylic and Colour Pencil on Canvas
2021

Artist Statement

My art practice concerns children’s education, memories, and creative development. Children’s sketches and paintings are interesting and fun but mostly ignored by adults, abandoned by parents. They express their feelings, stories, and thoughts in those characters that they created. I always appreciate and observe their process of artwork making. In these two pieces, I tried to experience draw and paint in a naïve way, enjoy the process of creating different visual elements and characters.

Madam

Madam

Amy Nazira
122x122cm
Oil on Canvas
2021

Madam

Amy Nazira
122x122cm
Oil on Canvas
2021

Lady Boss

Lady Boss

Amy Nazira
122x122cm
Oil on Canvas
2021

Lady Boss

Amy Nazira
122x122cm
Oil on Canvas
2021

The Night Moon

The Night Moon

Trixie Tan
120x100cm
Oil on Canvas
2021

The Night Moon

Trixie Tan
120x100cm
Oil on Canvas
2021

Artist Statement

Moon is the way to lighting up your life when the dark night.

Following the light to get the right way and break through the dilemma when you get lost.

Queen of the Night

Queen of the Night

Trixie Tan
120x100cm
Oil on Canvas
2021

Queen of the Night

Trixie Tan
120x100cm
Oil on Canvas
2021

Artist Statement

Being your true self, despite the stereotypes and societal pressures imposed on us.

Menatang

Menatang

Raimi Sani
137x102cm
Oil on Canvas
2021

Menatang

Raimi Sani
137x102cm
Oil on Canvas
2021

You See Me

You See Me

Cinta Ayuandrea
56x40cm
Mixed Media on Canvas
2021

You See Me

Cinta Ayuandrea
56x40cm
Mixed Media on Canvas
2021

I See You

I See You

Cinta Ayuandrea
30x42cm
Mixed Media on Canvas
2021

I See You

Cinta Ayuandrea
30x42cm
Mixed Media on Canvas
2021

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  • Agnes Lau
  • Cinta Ayuandrea
  • Erica Choi
  • Haz Yusup
  • Liu Hsin-Ying
  • Louise Low
  • Marisa Ng
  • Nor Tijan Firdaus
  • Ong Cai Bin
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