Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The use of craft in contemporary art means a dedication to materials and processes, though not entirely as a path to perfection and polish. On the contrary, the craft approach to art production shuns aesthetic perfection as a reaction to the omnipresence of technology in everyday life. Art that comes out of craftwork is a celebration of individuality amidst the spirit of globalism. It provides a concreteness and tactility that cyberspace can only offer virtually. It is in contrast to certain tendencies in globalism that promote a sense of cultural uniformity.

In their exhibit, artists Steph Palallos, Carmel Lim-Torres, and Josephine Turalba create diverse art highlighting the Handmade. They express personal experience rather than give voice to a collective social message. Consider Turalba’s leatherwork as a means to re-imagine landscapes from memory, or Palallos’ sewing fabric to construct garments that expose the ailing body, or Lim-Torres’ embroidery applied to paper, ceramics and wood to express hope amidst ecological peril.

The artists will be having their exhibit finissage on October 15, 2015, which will begin with a talk at 4:00 pm and cocktails at 6:00 pm.

Handmade is on view from September 16 to October 11, 2015 at Bulwagang Carlos V. Francisco (Little Theater Lobby). Viewing hours are Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

For more information, call the CCP Visual Arts & Museum Division, Production & Exhibition Department at (632) 832-1125 loc. 1504/1505, (632) 832-3702, mobile (63920) 4700690, or email ccp.exhibits@gmail.com.

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