Ome announces the opening of ‘Joya: from Pebbles to Hills’, a solo art and sound exhibition by internationally-based, Malaysian-born artist, Tatawa on view in Georgetown from 22 September to 31 October 2017. This marks Tatawa’s first exhibition in Asia and OME’s very first exhibition since its launch in August.
The exhibition will focus on a collection of small artworks and a sound composition made during Tatawa’s residency at Joya: arte + ecología, which is an off-grid farmhouse isolated on the mountains of Almería, Spain. The artworks capture Tatawa’s meditative abstractions of her daily interactions with nature, the house and the people.
Meanwhile, the sound piece is made of field recordings collected during the residency, providing a combination of art and sound to recreate the space and time at Joya. Rather than individual works of art, the exhibition is intended to be experienced as a single environment, where the layout of artworks, the architecture of the gallery and the temporality of sound becomes part of the narrative.
Tatawa’s work is based on improvisational, instinctual responses to her physical and emotional environment. Each art and sound work is a journal entry, created through the act of capturing.