18 Dec 2010 – 13 January 2011

Curated by U-Wei Haji Saari

 

Manis di Hujung Pahit

Manis di Hujung Pahit

Mixed Media on Canvas, 91cm x 91cm, 2010

Murninya Akar

Murninya Akar

Acrylic, dry bond on canvas, 122cm x 152cm, 2010

Pada Harum Khasiatnya

Pada Harum Khasiatnya

Acrylic, dry bond on canvas, 91cm x 122cm, 2010

Rahsia Bunga Matahari

Rahsia Bunga Matahari

Acrylic, dry bond on canvas, 104cm x 122cm, 2010

Sakit Apa Tok Wi Sakit Radang Sendi Tulang

Sakit Apa Tok Wi Sakit Radang Sendi Tulang

Acrylic, dry bond on canvas, 91cm x 91cm, 2010

Sakit Apa Tok Wi, Sakit Sendi Radang Sendi Tulang II

Sakit Apa Tok Wi, Sakit Sendi Radang Sendi Tulang II

Acrylic, dry bond on canvas, 91cm x 91cm, 2010

Serapah Syifa' I

Serapah Syifa' I

Acrylic, dry bond on canvas, 91cm x 122cm, 2010

Serapah Syifa' II

Serapah Syifa' II

Acrylic, dry bond on canvas, 91cm x 91cm, 2010

Berbisik Senyum

Berbisik Senyum

Acrylic, dry bond on canvas, 122cm x 122cm, 2010

Bila Sendi Pun Bercerita Tentang Cinta Pada Solat

Bila Sendi Pun Bercerita Tentang Cinta Pada Solat

Acrylic, dry bond on canvas, 91cm x 91cm, 2010

Bila Sendi Pun Bercerita Tentang Cinta Pada Solat I

Bila Sendi Pun Bercerita Tentang Cinta Pada Solat I

Acrylic, dry bond on canvas, 91cm x 122cm, 2010

Bila Sendi Pun Bercerita Tentang Cinta Pada Solat II

Bila Sendi Pun Bercerita Tentang Cinta Pada Solat II

Acrylic, dry bond on canvas, 91cm x 122cm, 2010

Bisa Penawar I

Bisa Penawar I

Acrylic, dry bond on canvas, 91cm x 122cm, 2010

Bisa Penawar II

Bisa Penawar II

Acrylic, dry bond on canvas, 91cm x 91cm, 2010

Cukup Sekadar Senyum Manis Mu

Cukup Sekadar Senyum Manis Mu

Acrylic, dry bond on canvas, 122cm x 122cm, 2010

Cukup Sekadar Senyum Manismu II

Cukup Sekadar Senyum Manismu II

Acrylic, dry bond on canvas, 122cm x 127cm, 2010

Study of Taman Syifa' I

Study of Taman Syifa' I

Mixed Media on Paper, 37cm x 54cm, 2010

Study of Taman Syifa' II

Study of Taman Syifa' II

Mixed Media on Paper, 37cm x 54cm, 2010

Study of Taman Syifa' III

Study of Taman Syifa' III

Mixed Media on Paper, 37cm x 54cm, 2010

Study of Taman Syifa' IV

Study of Taman Syifa' IV

Mixed Media on Paper, 37cm x 54cm, 2010

 

“Taman Syifa'” or “Healing Garden”, a solo art exhibition by Abu Bakar Idris will be held from 18 December 2010 through 13 January 2011 at Galeri Chandan. This will be Abu Bakar’s second solo exhibition in 12 years. He will take art enthusiasts and botanical lovers on a visual journey to his garden and learn their many uses and the healing power of these plants.

Visitors of the exhibition will be instantly immersed in the fascinating Abu Bakar’s Garden of Healing. Unique and informative compilation of herbal paintings,drawings, sketches and installation will render the curative value of eight main plants – susu kambing, kamunting cina, letup-letup, sireh, ulam raja, lidah jin, mempelas, and belimbing tanah.

Besides that, viewers are able to view specimens of different healing plants and learn how some are cultivated and processed into medicines through the short introductory video documentary with the people who have experienced herbal healing.

“Taman Syifa'” is curated by U-Wei Haji Saari. A unique collaboration effort with the artist that both provide interesting findings and exemplifiers the power that plants have occupied in human belief within our current time and culture.