ULTRAMAR, Pt. 1: Falling Into Place, Gathered Throng by WAWI NAVARROZA

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OPENING: 29 November 2012 / 6pm / Silverlens Gallery
ARTIST TALK: 15 December 2012
ON VIEW UNTIL: 22 December 2012


Wawi Navarroza is sweeping full circle back to herself in the installation Ultramar, Pt. 1 Fall Into Place Gathered Throng. Originally framed as a homecoming show to introduce work made in and prompted by her two-year scholarship and residencies around Spain, the work considers another impression of return. It is a return that contradicts a retrospective reflection. Rather, it considers this juncture as a part of a continuum of an artist’s life/work. With it comes a language that deals with formal investigations of the Image while being grounded on the personal conditions that surround the artist’s praxis.

In a sense, Ultramar, Pt. 1 Fall Into Place Gathered Throng is Navarroza’s continuation of her Masters Degree project in Madrid. At the same time the exhibition functions as a prelude to what it means to come out of a situation of gathering experience and images from off-the-shore but losing this archive before returning to the place that expects the artist to harvest and display these fruits of labor.

Ultramar, Pt. 1 Fall Into Place Gathered Throng refers to Navarroza’s Land-ing series and is a variation of the aesthetic vocabulary gained in Spain. The vignette also pronounces the easing into the shift of artistic format as we encounter physical dimensionality in how she treats the image. This is Wawi Navarroza’s first solo exhibition after her two-year stretch in Spain where she earned her European Master of Fine Arts Degree in Istituto Europeo di Design through a scholarship grant, resided in Barcelona and had an artist residency in Cadaques.

Ultramar, Pt. 1: Falling Into Place Gathered Throng by WAWI NAVARROZA opens on 29 November 2012 simultaneously The Domestic Life of Pictures by YASMIN SISON & Under Wraps by ANNIE CABIGTING. All shows run until 24 November at Silverlens at 2/F YMC Bldg., II, 2320 Pasong Tamo Ext., Makati. For inquiries call 816-0044, 0917-587-4011 or email

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