Concurrent Liminalities

Feb 18 - Mar 4, 2017

The word “liminal” describes something that is in an in-between state, occupying or straddling a threshold. As such, the works in Concurrent Liminalities are all situated at intermediate states of perception and meaning. They are spare, yet they invite interpretation; they hint at meaning, but do not give it away. The viewer is put in a space where the obscure and the obvious intersect, where the lines between absence and presence are blurred, and where life and death are disguised as each other. The exhibit makes use of a variety of media that range from traditional paint to human hair; while disparate, they nonetheless combine to form a set of nuance and complexity.

The exhibit brings together the works of Gab Baez, Jess de Leon, Miguel Lorenzo Uy, Miles Villanueva, and Pin Calacal, young artists whose aesthetics are themselves at a liminal stage between exploration and maturity. Concurrent Liminalities opens on February 18 at the Nova Gallery, Warehouse 12A, La Fuerza Plaza Compound, Don Chino Roces Ave., Makati.


Words by Arkay Timonera

Miguel Lorenzo Uy
Miguel Lorenzo Uy

The Promise of Tomorrow (no. 1) neon lighting fixture in wood and glass reliquary 36 x 21.5 x 21.5 in 2017

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Miguel Lorenzo Uy
Miguel Lorenzo Uy

Untitled Acrylic on wood 48x96 in 2016

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Jess De Leon
Jess De Leon

Surface 2 paper 20x20 in 2017

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Jess De Leon
Jess De Leon

Surface 1 paper 20x20 in 2017

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Gab Baez
Gab Baez

Convenient Definition 6 Acrylic on canvas 12x8 in 2017

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Gab Baez
Gab Baez

Convenient Definition 5 Acrylic on canvas 12x8 in 2017

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Jess De Leon
Jess De Leon

The Longest 5 minute (Diptych) Latex, Acrylic emulsion and Ink 7x9in each 2017

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Pin Calacal
Pin Calacal

Stuck 1 graphite on paper 13.75 x 11.75 in 2017

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Pin Calacal
Pin Calacal

Stuck 2 graphite on paper 13.75 x 11.75 in 2017

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