July, 2011

Deep Dots

July 19th, 2011

Olarn Chiaravanont: Deep Dots

A Painting Exhibition
4 – 31 August 2011 at WTF Gallery, Bangkok

Opening Reception
Thursday 4 August 2011, 7pm @ WTF Gallery
WTF Gallery and Phuket 346 are pleased to announce a painting exhibition, Deep Dots, by Olarn Chiaravanont. The exhibition is his first solo show in Thailand. It is comprised of 9 paintings made during his MFA degree course at Goldsmiths College, London, and in Bangkok, during 2010-2011.
Olarn’s work drifts in and out between abstraction and representation in a dialogue, where the paintings are able to open themselves up to suggest endless visual possibilities. The hints of awkward, playful imagery in the paintings, creates a relationship with the audience that bridges the absence of reality — allowing the viewer to “see what we want to see, feel how we want to feel”.
“My painting represents the visual development of my consciousness in relation to everyday visual perceptions. The challenge of the practice lies within the organisation of ideas, while trying to reduce rules and restrictions to allow more freedom to paint. I intend to endlessly expand the visual possibility of my painting through the process of paint layering, mark making and experimenting how each individual shape and form combined to become a figurative painting and beyond. The reading of the painting lies just outside what would be the most likely interpretation. It is to be a painting that suggests different possibilities.
Olarn was born in 1986 in Bangkok, Thailand. He is currently studying his last year in Master of Fine Arts at Goldsmiths College, University of London. His work has been exhibited in several galleries in London including, Islington Contemporary Art Fair at Candid gallery (2008) and The Bricklane Gallery (2009).
The exhibition is shown at WTF Café & Gallery, Sukhumvit Soi 51, Bangkok from 4-31 August 2011.
The show moves to Phuket 346 at Soi Romanee, old Phuket Town, in the near future. Date to be announced. 
Visitor Information
WTF Café & Gallery 
7 Sukhumvit Soi 51, Wattana, Klongton-Nua, Bangkok 10110
BTS: Thonglor Opening times: Tuesday – Sunday, 3-10pm 
Free Admission
Phuket 346
15, Soi Romanee, Old Phuket Town, Phuket 83000
Opening hours: Monday – Saturday, 10am-8pm
For further information please contact:
Somrak Sila 
Tel: (66) 2 662 6246, (66) 89 926 5474
Email: somrak@wtfbangkok.com
Jorge Carlos Smith
Tel: (66) 81 893 5698
Email:  phuket346@gmail.com


seeking WTF intern

July 19th, 2011

WTF Gallery and Opposite are currently looking for an intern to join our team as Exhibition and Event Assistant. During this 4 month internship the successful applicant will work closely with gallery staff and artists in a series of tasks related to exhibitions and events. 

WTF Gallery and Opposite are run by a small but vibrant collective of creative people and we are looking for an enthusiastic person who is fluent in both Thai and English and able to contribute at flexible hours. The position will start immediately. Please note that this is an un-paid internship.
To apply please send an email to: 

info@oppositebangkok.com with your CV or resume.


Vivian Girls LIVE! + FREE!

July 9th, 2011

Thursday 14 July, 9PM FREE

VENUE CHANGE - at Opposite (opposite WTF)

Brooklyn’s Vivian Girls —threesome guitarist/vocalist Cassie Ramone, bassist/vocalist Kickball Katy and new drummer Fiona Campbell—sharp and transcendent mix of garage thrash, girl-group warmth and infectious pop hooksmanship has made Vivian Girls one of America’s most celebrated and influential young bands.

Their third album — "Share the Joy has the most diverse batch of songs of any of our albums," Cassie observes. "I feel like these songs are more expansive; a lot of the themes and lyrics are less direct than other albums. These songs focus a lot on the themes of alienation, reconciliation, identity, and trying to figure out what really matters in life. It’s a dark album, but unlike our first two albums, it has a happy ending. 

"Our music continues to get more and more defined and developed, but it’s never going to be completely polished," Cassie asserts, adding, "A thing I like about our band is that we seem to mean different things to different people. Another thing I’m proud of is that, while a lot of people may have initially heard about us through internet buzz and things like that, I think our audience likes our music because it’s honest and because we mean it. I think that people can pick up on that."


Chrono-illogical musical mash-up: 4PLAYERS+ FREELENSER

July 2nd, 2011

Saturday 9 July, 9PM

4PLAYERS will spin a superior selection of pressed wax and live Ocular masseuse FREELENSER will project and manipulate a live-mixed montage of colourful canopies, film edits and assorted eye-spinners.

In the tune bag for the night will be groove picks from the last four decades:
A chrono-illogical musical mash-up, including classic tracks you’ve never heard, retro synth-funk reverberations, and disco cuts from the sharp end, spliced and diced for your aural pleasure.