Patricia Eustaquio, Nona Garcia, Geraldine Javier and Yasmin Sison are all known painters and all recipients of awards for their work in various visual art forms, whether in painting, sculpture or installation.
But for their exhibit opening this April 27, STRIP 2011 at Silverlens introduces them to the art world as photographers in an exhibit curated by Rachel Rillo.
Alice and Lucinda, 2011 by Geraldine Javier
The exploration of media in their work is something the artists do not shy from.
Patricia Eustaquio has used leather, crochet, ceramic and resin, to convey broken narratives within her varied installations.
Geraldine Javier recently utilized a craft she learned in her childhood—tatting—in her artwork and even integrated them with her paintings.
Nona Garcia has worked with photo assemblage, x-rays and monochromatic paintings that look like black and white photographs.
Yasmin Sison, aside from being an artist, has taught art from preschool to collegiate levels.
They have all used various vehicles to communicate through their art.
Photography is not really new for these artists as they have all utilized them in some way in their art process. Likewise, they have all explored the concept of memory. However, this time, memories are translated into photographs, presented as the final form.
In STRIP 2011, they are given the chance to present themselves as artists working with photography.
For Rillo, there is no intention in her curating of this show to measure up photography as an art form versus painting, an argument that she views as archaic. Instead, she invites the viewers to see works from these artists from a vehicle different from what they have become accustomed to. —
Iris De Ocampo
STRIP 2011: Painters as Photographers opens on April 27, 2011 simultaneously with Claiming a Piece of Paradise and Facebook by Gilda Cordero Fernando at SLab, and An Impossible Farewell by Lara de los Reyes in 20SQUARE.
The three shows will run until May 28, 2011 at the Silverlens Gallery
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