I have been amazingly busy since my last post here. I apologize for the blog dump!
My Project Freeway Fellowship with DiverseWorks! More info here: https://www.diverseworks.org/in-the-works/exhibtion-performance/matt-manalo-alief-art-house
“There Is Enough For Everyone,” is an art exhibition opening in Houston pointing a spotlight directly at the reality of scarcity within black and brown communities. Prodding the limitations, distribution, and access of wealth in the City of Houston and the country at large. The artists wish to widen the voices involved in the global conversation dealing with the scarcity and abundance of the “they”, the others, the blacks, the browns, or as Frantz Fannon put it, “The Wretched of the Earth.
The exhibition will guide us through the politics of cultural appropriation, intrinsic value, questions of sexuality, and what it feels like to be on the other end of society while managing the responsibility of keeping the globe connected and the world moving in a direction benevolent to everyone.
Ni narku Thompson
Sister [Hannah Anderson]
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/