CHANNELS exhibition marks the 4th and final year of collaboration by Utp Rising, an evolving group of young emerging artists.
Join us for film screenings, art, performances and participatory collage-making!
Soft Launch 23-24 November
Opening Night Saturday 25 November
Open 6-8 pm every night
Artists: BEA, Rachelle Esaid, Cynthia Florek, Tala Issaoui, Samuel Kanaan-Oringo, Jason Liu, Aeron Vicente and Harsh Yalam
Cover illustration and typography by Rachelle Esaid.
There are many paths, passages, and grooves that connect us. These are an overlap and intertwining of our experiences, choices, and habits. We all search for comfort, kinship, and quietude within ourselves. And where we cannot find them, we create branches between people and places.
Reflecting experiences of feeling overwhelmed, isolated, and lost, these works reach out to the audience, and offer their hand. They are a rebirth, a new wave of 20-something year olds’ voices calling out to be heard, and letting you know you are seen. They explore the transformation that one goes through when they allow themselves to be vulnerable, the power of reclaiming your experiences, and the importance of allowing for rest and reflection.
If you look for them, you can always find a softness within cruelty, strength within vulnerability, and beginnings within endings. Although it appears we’re each on our own road, at either end, and at every intersection, there is a chance for connection.
The exhibition statement is collaboratively written with brainstorming from the whole group and edited by BEA.
Check out these past exhibitions and projects by Utp Rising:
soft landings exhibition, 2022
Re:Present publication, 2022