When New York based artist Tara McPherson landed on the urban island of Singapore, she brought along her brand of surrealist pop artistry together with her infectious love for cotton candy to celebrate the Cotton Candy Machine Show. This event saw the launch of the exclusive Darkroom Army X Tara McPherson ‘Love Blows’ camera and her Cotton Candy Machine Pop-Up Store (the first outside New York). No, there wasn’t an overload of pink fluff in case you are wondering. Rather, the whole affair felt like a combination of fantasy and whimsical charm laced with just the right amount of edge.
Situated right at Peek! Galleria, the Cotton Candy Machine Pop-Up store stocks up the most extensive collection of Tara McPherson’s works that are on display and for sale, further advocating Tara’s mantra of affordable art for all to enjoy.
Now more people can relish in Tara McPherson’s artwork as Swatch presents art lovers the intriguing Tara McPherson ‘The Eyes Are Watching’ Swatch watch. Photography enthusiasts stand a chance to win the limited edition Darkroom Army x Tara McPherson ‘Love Blows’ camera by purchasing any item from the Kidrobot for Swatch range from any of Singapore’s 11 Swatch outlets from now till the end of March 2012.
In other news, the Cotton Candy Machine Show also greeted the grand opening of the Darkroom Army Gallery Store at Peek! Galleria. Those into the urban art scene can admire the ultra limited edition extended range of Darkroom Army’s popular functional art-camera dock series ‘The Soviet Rumble’.
As part of Darkroom Army’s artist-in-residence series, toy customizer maestro Phu has passed on his iconic piece of art to the brightest minds in the local urban street artist scene. Artists who have put their own spin to the classic Soviet Rumble range include Clogtwo!, mindflyer, ANTZ and Z*E*R*O*. Their art pieces are sold exclusively at Tangs Singapore and the Darkroom Army Gallery Store (which will only stock the extended range). Highly original, each piece is a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.
Opening hours: 12pm-8pm (Tuesdays to Saturdays), 12pm-7pm (Sundays)