9 – 28 DEC 2023

Melissa Tan – Of Labyrinths & Shields

Haridas Contemporary is excited to announce Melissa Tan’s debut solo exhibition with the gallery. The show features fifteen new works by Melissa, continuing her exploration of goddesses and their chapters in mythology. Each work posits a scene unfolding around an earth-bound goddess. Featuring seven wall-bound works and eight free-standing sculptures, each intricate piece portrays a goddess shielding herself with a resilience in overcoming and accepting insurmountable circumstances.

Re-interpreting the works alongside Melissa’s installations, writer Euginia Tan provides eight inspired poems encapsulating the shields and triumphs against the labyrinthine nature of past and present obstacles. An immersive blend of art and text, Of Labyrinths & Shields pays tribute to a feminist, mythical landscape of higher beings fixated and burdened by earthly desires.

Wall-Bound Sculptures
Free-Standing Sculptures