Space invaders examines the very objects, images, and ephemera that permeate the artists’ personal territories. Tecson and Valenzuela have brought together works that portray their visions of nostalgia and of their continuous examination of new and collected memories.
Blanc Gallery Unveils Collective Memory
Featuring the works of Mimi TECSON and Wesley VALENZUELA
For most the area is congested, polluted and chaotic. For others, the place is charming, magnetic and reliable. To a select few that were born, bred and raised in Manila… it is undoubtedly, home. Mimi Tecson and Wesley Valenzuela share their views and reminiscences in Collective Memory.
This two-person show encapsulates the artists’ affinity to amassing objects and imagery related to pop culture. Through their daily explorations of their environs, they have collected a multitude of corporeal items and symbolic representations. By fusing these tangible and contextual portrayals with their distinct creative styles, Tecson and Valenzuela impart significant recollections, ideas and personas in their lives.
The artworks in this collection convey their musings on their roots, religion and society. The pieces evoke their affirmations and queries on personal relationships, interests and their evolving creative processes. Valenzuela’s work combines painting and collage while incorporating symbolic juxtapositions of imagery from the past and present. Tecson, on the other hand, employs bricolage; where she makes use of common objects to imbue an emotional connection through her art.
Tecson and Valenzuela accords the viewers relatable vignettes in their Collective Memory. Exhibit opens on Monday, April 11 at 6:00pm at Blanc Gallery, Unit 2E Crown Tower, 107 HV dela Costa St, Salcedo Village, Makati. For more information on the exhibit log-on to www.blanc.ph.