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From Time Out Singapore August 2009..............................


'One Night in Bangkok' exhibit at Forth Art Gallery

Thailand’s pulsing capitol hasn’t been depicted with this much flair and vivacity since the 1980's musical Chess; but in the exhibit One Night in Bangkok at the Forth Gallery this week, artist Chris Coles puts to paper the musical’s famous lyric: ‘One night in Bangkok and the world is your oyster’.

Indeed, through vivid colours and loose shapes, Coles’s paintings portray that world, a neon subculture of Bangkok’s notorious nightlife where ‘the bars are temples but the pearls ain’t free’.

Opening launch: 5 Aug, 7pm (public welcome)