Inferno Gallery is excited to present Bayanihan: You, I, and US. Houston-based artists Matt Manalo and Isabel Cuenca explore the nature of their Filipino heritage in this collaborative exhibition. Utilizing abstract images of architecture and urbanization, they create a multi-faceted view of their home and heritage, from clean, sharp spacial structures to the derelict slums. Their exciting mixed media work consists of painting, layering and collaging which imitates the process of mechanical, cultural and social construction/reconstruction that influences the creation of personal identity.
Free food, beverages, and wine will be provided.
Check out the artists’ work at:
If you miss the opening, email us at email@example.com to schedule an appointment to view the exhibition, which will be on view for 2 weeks.
The Big Show General Opening
SEPTEMBER 15, 2018 – NOVEMBER 11, 2018 John M. O'Quinn and Gracie R. Cavnar Galleries
Public Opening Reception
Saturday, September 15, 2018, 7–9 PM
Awards announced at 8 PM
The Big Show is an ambitious annual exhibition of new work by artists practicing within a 100-mile radius of Lawndale.
Mary H. Case
Julia Barbosa Landois
Rajab Ali Sayed
Krista Fay Simandl
SUPPORT FOR THE BIG SHOW
Art Supply on Main, Jereann Chaney, Rob Greenstein, Bill & Michelle Matthews, H. Russell Pitman, Saint Arnold’s Brewery, Richard Stout, Amy Tanner, Topo Chico USA
Check out this interview I did with the wonderful Jella Roson of In the Heart Stories
2/6 pieces I’m currently working on. They were commissioned by one of my big collectors in the west coast. This series should be done this week.
SHOW SOME SUPPORT ✊🏽🔥🇵🇭
Celebrate the opening of PAL / Pilipinx American Library at the Asian Art Museum with a special Artist Edition Tote Bag based on original artwork by artist Matt Manalo.
You can preorder now on www.pjpolicarpio.net/pal/
Oak Cliff Cultural Center is excited to present OC3: Identified, a selective retrospective exhibition of artists featured in previous years (2013 – 2017).
The Oak Cliff Cultural Center has provided gallery space for several individual artists (local/regional) and organizations resulting in furthering the evolving Dallas Art scene. OC3: Identified is a celebration of the relationships that have been built and an opportunity for our community to see the growth and development of the artists’ work.
Join us for a reception on Saturday, July 28th from 5:30pm to 8:00pm.
Pedro Perez Jr
So, I did a thing with Voyage Houston.
Here’s the link: http://voyagehouston.com/interview/meet-matt-manalo-matt-manalo-houston-texas/
The effect of the cultural bomb is to annihilate a people’s belief in their names, in their languages, in their environment, in their heritage of struggle, in their unity, in their capacities and ultimately in themselves. It makes them see their past as one wasteland of non-achievement and it makes them want to distance themselves from that wasteland. It makes them want to identify with that which is furthest removed from themselves; for instance, with other peoples’ languages rather than their own. It makes them identify with that which is decadent and reactionary, all those forces that would stop their own springs of life. It even plants serious doubts about the moral righteousness of struggle. Possibilities of triumph or victory are seen as remote, ridiculous dreams. The intended results are despair, despondency and a collective death-wish.
(Ngugi wa Thiong’o)