Supernormal is pleased to present a multidisciplinary exhibition featuring artworks by three emerging artists and photographers, Quinn Lum, Adar Ng and Lin Shiauyu. Titled ‘Bite / Hold / Release: The Bogeyman’s Hand’, the exhibition features works that relate to maternal presence by considering domesticity, domicile, discipline, and documentation. By conjuring, in turn, the spectre the mother's absence and presence, the artists collectively and individually confront trauma, malignancy, loss, and misalignment in each of their final works in search of resolution and regeneration. Supported by the National Arts Council and the National Youth Council, along with Brack as the programme partner, this showcase will run from 1 - 19 August 2019 at Supernormal.
Over a period of eight months, the artists gathered in a collective practice marked by a distinctive porousness between the creative project and the familial relationships it addressed. Their collaboration stretched beyond the bounds of putting on an exhibition together to radically intimate acts of intervening, buffering, surrogating, and holding, subverting the typical notion that art is pursued in isolation. Bite / Hold / Release: The Bogeyman’s Hand presents a long drawn process towards image and meaning making , ranging from the performative and conceptual to the documentative and narrative. With individuals working across various art media the works expand the possibilities of a lens-based medium as an art form.