If you’re seeking refuge, it’s not in the Curved House. The home as a
domain that is generally attributed to women is without conflict or
terror. Rather, it houses one’s most intimate fears and fragile psyche,
nurturing both peace and unrest, dreams and nightmares.
House depicts of an unsafe place where violence, power struggle and
distress are exposed and executed through the manipulation of different
media, from organic to found objects, to marble dust, acrylic on canvas
and printed word. The particular usage of familiar yet foreboding
objects and symbols is a challenge to the spatial and habitual
experience of a household—misplaced doors without keys, an empty nest,
a tower of books, a plate of broken glass, a room remade from memory, a
spider out in the open, a web of chaos, portraits of restless faces and a display of the male phallus.
After two years of conceptualization, Curved House finally debuts as an
exposition of personal ordeals and disconcerting visions of twenty four
women participants namely, Ambie Abano, Agnes Arellano, Marika
Constantino, Kiri Lluch Dalena, Maan de Loyola, Racquel de Loyola, Rica
Estrada, Karen Flores, Lian Ladia, Cathy Lasam-Ballo, Lea Lim, Kat
Medina, Eden Ocampo, Siddharta Perez, Alma Quinto, Ling Quisumbing
Ramilo, Dang Sering, Bru Sim, AJ Tolentino, Mimi Tecson, Lia Torralba,
Teta Tulay, Josephine Turalba, and Con Cabrera, curator of the show.
The Blanc Compound opens the exhibition on June 2, 2012, reception
starts at 6pm. Curved House is on view until June 23, 2012. The Blanc
Compound is located at 359 Shaw Blvd. Interior Addition Hills,
Mandaluyong City. A curator's walkthrough and artists talk is scheduled
on June 16, 3 to 6 pm.