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Tuesday 28th October 2014 Through the Eyes of Eve - Group Exhibition by Contemporary Filipino Women Artists

Through the Eyes of Eve - Group Exhibition by Contemporary Filipino Women Artists
08 Nov - 07 Dec, 2014
Opening Reception : 08 Nov, 2014 (4 - 8 PM)
Venue : Di Legno Gallery
 
 
Di Legno Gallery is pleased to present Through the Eyes of Eve featuring works from five contemporary Filipino women artists on November 8, 2014. Alee Garibay, Lenore Lim, Jemina Reyes, Mervy Pueblo and Clairelynn Uy represent different generations of artists whose works showcase how they define their individuality, sensibilities, and different perspectives to life and art-making.
 
H.E. Antonio A. Morales, Ambassador of the Republic of The Philippines to Singapore will be Guest-of-Honour at the Opening Reception. Lenore Lim, one of the participating artists will also grace the Opening Reception.

The exhibition marks the launch of the gallery show of the 2014 Art Trek programme organized in collaboration with the Philippine Embassy of Singapore. The exhibition will be on view till 8 December 2014 at the Di Legno Gallery off Tanjong Katong Road.

Emerging artist Alee Garibay (b. 1989), a Cum Laude graduate of Fine Arts majoring in Painting from the University of the Philippines presents a series of works evoking heritage. Through her works she reminds the viewers that present reality is a reflection of past events and decisions, while the confluence of today’s society, lifestyle and actions result into a legacy that will influence future generations. For this group exhibition, Alee presents paintings that refer to the passage of time and the sometimes seeming insignificance of human life, while hinting at the immortality of the human will to survive.
 
Lenore Lim (b. 1946) received the “Pamana ng Pilipino” (Legacy of the Filipino) Presidential Award for Filipino overseas in 2004 and several other prestigious accolades for her accomplishments in the arts. Lenore’s works reflect her views on beauty, combining abstract and representational imagery as she seeks new printmaking processes. Nostalgic lacework is featured prominently in her pieces for the show, giving reverence to maternal tradition and womanhood whilst depicting fluidity in her colours and use of soft material to create bold patterns.
 
Mervy Pueblo (b. 1982) received her Master in Fine Arts in Public Art & Sculpture degree from the Minneapolis College of Arts and Design. She is currently the Graduate Program Coordinator and a faculty of the School of Fine Arts and Design at the Philippines Women’s University. With her touring installation work, Mervy shares her cathartic experience in burning journals she had written more than a decade ago. After impulsively collecting the ashes of her journals, she realized that the physical act of burning may be likened to a cleansing ritual and a chance to make peace with the past. She also presents diptych paintings that invite audiences to perceive the works as objects that may be viewed from different angles and configurations, depending on their own orientation and interpretation.
 
Jemina Reyes (b. 1969) graduated with a B.A. in Studio Art from the University of California with eighteen shows under her belt since her first solo exhibition in 1996. She is currently pursuing a Master Programme in Fine Arts and Design at the Philippine Women’s University. Taking inspiration from form and colour, Jemina lets her brushstrokes dance and her brilliant pigments sing. Adopting an abstract expressionist painting style, her works reflect an imaginative world where balance and harmony co-exist. She re-interprets the many portrayals of a woman and her different visages, graceful but strong, open yet mysterious, spiritual yet grounded, complicated and proud of it.

Clairelynn Uy (b. 1974) graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Philippine Women’s University. She has exhibited extensively in both solo and group exhibitions locally and abroad. At first glance, Clairelynn’s works are imaginative, comical, and playful, juxtaposing banal objects drawn from life with references to vivid snapshots of pop art. Featuring colourful graphics with realistically rendered sea creatures in her paintings, she shares insights from her personal life experiences, with the familiarity of the images conveying clever, tongue-in-cheek and provocative statements that may not be visible at first glance.

Artists talk from Noell El  Farol and Mervy Pueblo will also be hosted by the gallery on 29 November.

Posted on October 28th 2014 on 04:51am
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