CURRENT & RECENT
SILVERLENS GALLERIES, Manila, Philippines. Anticipating the Day. June 2, 2020 - June 20, 2020
Online group exhibition
Corinne de San Jose
Patricia Perez Eustaquio
Mit Jai Inn
SILVERLENS is pleased to announce that our first online only show, Anticipating the Day, is now live!
Out of necessity, we are forced to find our better selves. Artist Gina Osterloh presents us with Obliterate. A body wrapped in foil – female in form, a gesture of strength. She prepares a second piece: a shadow body, slightly turned towards it’s mirror. The real versus the silhouette, a splitting of the real, but into whole parts. The information of materiality versus the code. In our Silverlens gallery, we must straddle these two, our onsite gallery and our digital doppelganger. Taking form from both, the gallery is the system by which visual art is announced, experienced, consumed. More than a platform, it is a machine of hard processes and soft energies, kept breathing by our artists, our team, our collectors, and our audiences.
Our Covid19-breaker show, Anticipating the Day, is only online. Instead of installing the works in the gallery, they are installed in the artist’s studios, in-situ. Showing a more raw, but also more alive and organic part of the process. It is a melding of what we showed during lockdown through our social media #athomewith series, and works that the artists have been making while on lockdown. Artist Gregory Halili reminded us that art goes on, and we could not agree more, as almost all our artists are participating in Anticipating the Day.
A good sign. This is a way things will be for us. A heavily digital presence with more information, more access. Impersonal at first because experienced through a screen. But haven’t our most intimate moments in the last few months been experienced through a screen? The physical space has moved into the mindspace. The most important is to be connected. All of us.
From the various texts that the artists sent in, and at the risk of oversimplification, here are ideas from each that can help pull Anticipating the Day together. The title is taken from artist Nicole Coson’s description of what lockdown is for her.
ATENEO ART GALLERY, ATENEO DE MANILA UNIVERSITY, Quezon City, Philippines. Not Visual Noise. Nov 24, 2019-March 29, 2020
Curated by artist, writer and lecturer, Angel Velasco Shaw, Not Visual Noise is a seminal photography exhibition that will feature more than 30 artists living in the Philippines and in the Filipino diaspora. It aims to showcase a diverse range of artists engaged in photography-based art practices whose works broadly represent what is happening in the fields of photography today — from photojournalism, long-form documentary photography to conceptual and installation photography, and web/social media-based projects. The exhibition examines the tension between high/low culture and high/low art photography in a media-saturated world. Featured artists in this exhibition are National Artist Benedicto “Bencab” Cabrera, Ezra Acayan, Alex Baluyut, Ringo Bunuoan, Nana Buxani, Geloy Concepcion, Kiri Dalena, Lizza May David, Neil Daza, Kawayan de Guia, Kidlat de Guia, Romina Diaz, Carlo Gabuco, Tommy Hafalla, Nap Jamir, Raffy Lerma, Wawi Navarroza, Neal Oshima, Gina Osterloh, Butch Perez, Rick Rocamora, Emmanuel Santos, Lawrence Sumulong, Stephanie Syjuco, Wig Tysmans, Veejay Villafranca, Boy Yñiguez, and MM Yu.
ANTENNA WORKS, New Orleans, Louisiana. Reaching for the Horizon. January 11 - February 2, 2020
Group exhibition curated by Jan Christian Bernabe, Reaching for the Horizon takes as its point of departure the precarity of the present day and uses it as the momentum that drives the artists in the show to reach for aesthetic terrains that create visions of neofutures in which they and their communities continue to exist and thrive. These are future times and spaces that are intersectional as they are interdisciplinary, experimental as they are empirical. The artists are bound by their gazes to future horizons. Artists include Jason Dunda, Roberto Jamora, Colleen Keihm, Laura Kina, Maya Mackrandilal, Matt Manalo, Gina Osterloh and Yasmin Spiro.
COCO HUNDAY, Tampa, Florida. Pressure Pleasure. Solo exhibition and performance of "Mirror Woman" October 19-December 21, 2019
FLXST CONTEMPORARY, Chicago "All We Want Is To See Ourselves" curated by Jan Christian Bernabe. The group show “All We Want Is To See Ourselves" features seven Filipino American contemporary artists whose artwork and processes stand at the intersection of abstraction and socio-cultural and political critiques of race and representation, figuration, and aesthetic economies. August 3 - September 1, 2019
ART BASEL HONG KONG with SILVERLENS, 2019
THE BROAD MUSEUM "EN CUATRO PATAS" performance series curated by Nao Bustamante y Xandra Ibarra 〰 November 15, 2018
FOTO FOCUS BIENNIAL, University of Cincinnati: Reed Gallery, DAAP. Past as Present: Capturing and Archiving the Female Experience. Curated by Kate Bonansinga. October 10 - December 2, 2018
GAA GALLERY, Provincetown, Massachusetts, Gina Osterloh & Brie Ruais July 13-August 4, 2018
ICP MUSEUM "Multiply, Identify, Her" 〰 May 23, 2018 to Sep 02, 2018 〰 Geta Brătescu, Stephanie Dinkins, Christina Fernandez, Barbara Hammer, Roni Horn, Wangechi Mutu, Gina Osterloh, Sondra Perry, Lorna Simpson, and Mickalene Thomas 〰 Organized by Assistant Curator Marina Chao