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
The Promise of Tomorrow (no. 1) neon lighting fixture in wood and glass reliquary 36 x 21.5 x 21.5 in 2017
Untitled Acrylic on wood 48x96 in 2016
Surface 2 paper 20x20 in 2017
Surface 1 paper 20x20 in 2017
Convenient Definition 6 Acrylic on canvas 12x8 in 2017
Convenient Definition 5 Acrylic on canvas 12x8 in 2017
The Longest 5 minute (Diptych) Latex, Acrylic emulsion and Ink 7x9in each 2017
Stuck 1 graphite on paper 13.75 x 11.75 in 2017
Stuck 2 graphite on paper 13.75 x 11.75 in 2017