Singapore 2017: Chan + Hori Contemporary Sick Scents

I recently had the honour of getting in touch with Bradley Foisset, an artist with whom I had met a few times at work. Bradley had just started working at Chan + Hori Contemporary and extended an invite for me to visit their exciting lineup of exhibits. I gladly welcomed the opportunity to take my camera out for a spin – after all, who could say no to when presented with a chance for a private tour?

But first, Scott and I visited the dual opening of Mojoko‘s Sick Scents and Gerald Leow‘s I Am Time Grown Old To Destroy The World. Naturally, I gravitated towards the colourful use of collage and olfactory in Sick Scents, which was a collaboration with Terry Jacobson to create a series of seven fragrances inspired by Asia.

Me, Bradley, Scott.
Bumped into Daryl Goh!
A week later I took up Bradley’s offer to visit the gallery before it opened.
Left: Bradley noted that these artworks were framed in vintage frames. The juxtaposition of new in old, and the vibrant movement of the artworks housed within the ornate was quite pleasant to look at. Right: I also liked the colourful shadows in this particular piece.
Temporarily became a cyclops at what I call the Snow White mirror.
Photo assist: Scott.
Photo assist: Scott.
Photo assist: Scott.
It was pretty cool to see familiar oil and perfume bottles repackaged into Mojoko’s signature pop culture artwork. I got to appreciate the unique shapes of the bottles in this new context as a result.