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I Don't Wanna Grow Up - England Hidalgo

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I Don't Wanna Grow Up
ENGLAND HIDALGO

The Drawing Room, Metrostar Building, 1007 Metropolitan Avenue, Makati City
21 September - 15 October 2013
Opening Reception: 2 - 5pm, Sat 28 Sep

The exhibition title “I Don’t Wanna Grow Up” takes from the same title of a Tom Waits song, listing the expectations of adult life and expressing an occurring apprehension towards it. England Hidalgo’s new drawings disclose the frequency of news afflicting adulthood through parody of representations from current media. In terms of this part of what it means to be grown-up, he also surveys the old hat through images of the homestead (but without the picket fence), the (jilted) suit and dissociated texts as insubstantial but as persistent as spouses’ nags. On the other side of this set of images we make out gestures of the attempt to “not grow up” as Tom Waits would scour – gig posters and objects of pastimes, as well as interpretations in abstractions.

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