We Was There
4/F Upper Wing Gallery
January 13 - March 5, 2011
We Was There is a continuation of Reflections, a residency and exhibit between young Korean and Filipino artists last May 2010. The intiative brought together four artists from South Korea and four from the Philippines, who—after spending time exploring both countries—reinterpreted their views based on the similarities and differences of their cultures through contemporary art.
We Was There showcases individual and collaborative works by Filipino artists Michael Arvin Adrao, Carlo Gabuco, Leslie de Chavez, and Christopher Zamora, and by Korean artists Che Jinsuk, Kwon Jayeon, Lee Soyoung, and Koh Byungsung. On display are paintings, installations, and photographs previously exhibited in Relfections, as well as created thereafter.
Under a Different Light
3/F Bridgeway Gallery
February 19 - April 20, 2011
2 - 3:30 p.m.
Under a Different Light showcases more than 20 ultraviolet (UV) paintings of women by Edd Aragon, a Filipino cartoonist and artist now based in Sydney, Australia.
For the past three decades, Aragon has been creating editorial cartoons, comics, and caricatures for Australian and Filipino-Australian newspapers such as The Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald, Philippine Bulletin Today, and Philippine Daily Express. Since 2004, Aragon has been experimenting with UV light-reactive paint on canvas— paintings that can be seen only under UV light.
Artist’s Talk: Edd Aragon
February 21, Monday
2 - 4 p.m.
Free with museum admission
Sydney-based cartoonist and artist Edd Aragon talks about his art and his recent experimentations with UV light-reactive pigments, as shown in the exhibit Under a Different Light.
Lecture is free with museum admission. Slots are limited.
For details and registration, call Elma Abrina at 889-1234 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ode to Beauty: Paintings by Chi K’ang
3/F Bridgeway Gallery
Ode to Beauty presents the works of Chi K’ang, a prolific Chinese brush painter who was recognized for his exquisite expressions of nature and the female form.
Chi K’ang was born to a family of renowned painters and calligraphers. He was known for his freehand paintings of beautiful court maidens, as well as of horses and orchids. Chi K’ang painted without human models, yet crafted hundreds of different poses and styles featuring modes of dress throughout the Chinese dynasties.