April 11-30, 2015
210 Loring St., 1300 Pasay City
“Studies for a Monument”
Galleria Duemila is pleased to present “Studies for a Monument”, a solo exhibition by Felix Bacolor, which features a synthesis of wall bound renderings, three-dimensional printed studies, and large-scale installation.
Studies for a Monument takes the form of an elaborate retracing of technique and process in artistic manufacturing. Here, collected digitally enhanced toy pig images and its 3-d printed versions map out the main work’s fabrication; a large-scale pig sculpture perched on a plinth. Such introspective practice captures the zeitgeist of Bacolor’s longstanding and unseen pig monument projects. Here, the artist positions his oeuvre to a rich possibility of discourse between collecting and repurposing objects and between working with digitized and tangible prototypes in manufacturing.
As with most of Bacolor’s outputs that deal with the tectonics of a fraudulent government, he appropriates the pig monument with social and political satire. The work stands in as commemoration to the country’s bleak political landscape and concurs to the established definition of monumental as, “reference to something of extraordinary size and power, as in monumental sculpture, but also to mean simply anything made to commemorate the dead, as a funerary monument or other example of funerary art. The word comes from the Latin “monere,” which means ‘to remind’, ‘to advise’ or ‘to warn.”
Felix Bacolor studied Studio Arts (Painting) at University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City. Among numerous solo and group exhibitions in the Philippines, his work has also been exhibited in Osage Gallery; Hong Kong, Equator Art Projects; Singapore, and Valentine Willie Fine Art; Malaysia. “Studies for a Monument” runs from April 11-30, 2015 at Galleria Duemila located at 210 Loring Street, 1300 Pasay City. For more information you may reach us at + 632 831 9990; Telefax no. + 632 833 9815, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Twitter and Instagram: @galleriaduemila, you may also visit our website at www.galleriaduemila.com, or like us on Facebook.