Sunday, May 31, 2009

SHOEBOX DIORAMAS ] Yasmin Sison and company's big, small gestures


There's no point reading the exhibit writeup at the Magnet website, at least for this one. The point is: the artworks at the show Shoebox Dioramas were inspired by the small cuts of spaces at the Magnet Gallery in the Columns Building in Makati. "'Yung main idea ay magproduce ng maliliit na works na bagay doon sa maliit nilang space," says Mariano Ching who organized the group show. "Unang concept miniature handmade works tapos nag-evolve na mula doon. Medyo loose lang ang pagkakaorganize namin. Craft, handmade, multiples or readymades ang kinalabasan ng mga works. Parang mas contemporary use ng craft siguro, mas fun at play-based kinalabasan ng karamihan sa works." The photograph above is his wife's contribution to the sequel: Shoebox Dioramas II which will have new works, additional artists that include Lyra Garcellano and Lena Cobangbang, and this time the small space is West Gallery at West Avenue. So prepare to inch your way in Thursday, June 4, when the exhibit officially opens. Doesn't matter what size you are; they made sure the art is very small.

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