Mar 18 - 31, 2017
Jo Ocampo x EKO
Deforestation, Urbanization, Industrialization, and Pollution.
Our environment is being destroyed. Various discoveries for energy, nutrients and other elements are being developed letting nature face disruption.
The vast changes of technology turn humans to own the world, building cities and forcing animals to leave their homes. Cities have changed into heat islands, changing the weather patterns around them. All these changes have upset the physical and mental balance of the Earth’s inhabitants. If we do not do something to change this, not even humans will be able to live in cities, let alone other creatures.
This 2- Man exhibition tackles the issue of environmental awareness and how it affects human beings and nature all together, hoping to solve this problem and being able to return and preserve the beauty of nature.
Jo Ocampo's paintings are represented by the elements of a lighthouse, whales and trees. The lighthouse signifies awareness and hope while the whales and red branches show that it continues to live even if it takes time to cope up with the problems that kills the ecosystem. Meanwhile, Eko’s works were represented by a character wearing a wooden mask. This symbol indicates as a protector of nature, hiding and preserving what’s left. The cracks signify that it’s still living; fighting and surviving its way through the environmental changes.
Curated by Pat Frades