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"Now & Then: A collaboration project by Tay Bee Aye and Yeo Shih Yun"
2005-04-29 until 2005-05-25
Singapore, , SG Singapore

This old ticket, an ezlink to childhood fragments, the road winding slowly up the hill, the kampong standing lazily on stilts, the bus shouting for business in Chinatown.  The signs and symbols or the memories, which is more real?  Which can show me the way home? This series of photo-transfer and silk screen prints, a collaboration between two artists with distinctly different styles. Tay and Yeo interpret their impressions of the city from past to present, juxtaposing the old and the new. Tay Bee Aye and Yeo Shih Yun proudly present, now & then.

Tay Bee Aye graduated with Fine Art Diploma (Painting) from LaSalle-SIA College of the Arts in 1999. She was awarded the recipient of 1998/1999 Georgette Chen Art Scholarship. During her artistic practice, her works won two Honorable Mentions at Philip Morris Singapore Art Award and a Commendation Award at the Singapore Power Ltd Art Competition. Bee Aye’s signature soft sculptures and site-specific installation works has been well received by the public and have been exhibited in various locations in Singapore, namely, Suntec City, Esplanade, M Hotel, Chinese Garden and Tanjong Pagar Community Center.

Bee Aye is very active in the arts scene and has participated in many arts activities and competitions. In 1999 & 2001, she took part in the Nokia Singapore Art, and in 2000 & 2004 Art Festival projects at Clifford Pier for "Tracking Time" and ST James Power House for the exhibition "Reconstruction of a City". Her recent 2nd solo exhibition "Her World" was held at Utterly Art Exhibition Space in Jan 2005. She also participated in number of group show. Her professional experience includes working as an arts educator. Bee Aye is currently a full-time practicing artist.

Shih Yun's fascination for the abstract medium surfaced during her time at Lasalle, when she first experimented with the fusion of fine arts and contemporary design. One of her early experimental works received acclaim as a highly commended entry for the UOB Painting of the Year competition in 1999, which spurred her to further explore fine arts and the abstract form.  After graduating from Lasalle, Shih Yun attended the one-year Post Baccalaureate Program (Painting) at the San Francisco Art Institute.

Shih Yun has collaborated with artists from America, UK & Singapore past four years and has held numerous exhibitions in Singapore and Australia. Some of her recent exhibitions include “exit” in Melbourne, Australia and “NewFinds 2003" at MITA ARTrium. In addition, she was awarded the Emerging Artist Grant from the National Arts Council to hold her first solo exhibition titled, “log:one03” at Block 43 Studio Gallery in 2003.

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