North Branch Projects Presents
Tagalog(ue): A Visual Dialogue with Filipino American Artists
Exhibition Opening & Reception
Saturday, April 23, 2011
7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
North Branch Projects
3550 W. Lawrence
Chicago, IL 60625
Chicago, IL – North Branch Projects is pleased to present a group exhibition featuring the work of artists Sean Gallero, Regin Igloria, Joel Javier, Jeanne Medina, Patrick Quilao, and Johannah Silva. The exhibition includes paintings, mixed media and video installation, and collaborative works.
Ethnic identity is used to identify one’s membership to a particular national or cultural group by birth or by maternal and/or paternal ethnic heritage.
This exhibition is a visual dialogue of identity and difference, of assimilation and indifference, between artists who share an ethnic identity. Though their experiences as 1.5 and second generation Filipino Americans from varying regions of the U.S. and Canada are similar, their experiences are tied uniquely to their own work. While they may not be fluent in “Tagalog”, the principal language of the Philippines, their lines of communication are filled with familiar experiences as Filipino Americans. These artists share a mutual voice, exploring their individual identities, which inherently may involve negotiating their Filipino heritage within their identities as working artists.
The exhibition runs from April 23-May 28, 2011, at North Branch Projects, located four blocks west of the Kimball Brown Line stop, #81 Lawrence and #82 Kimball Bus lines.
North Branch North Branch is an independently run project space located in Albany Park that serves as a community bookbinding facility. The space provides an outlet for exploring the creative process in a neighborhood where few resources exist for the arts. There are two major components to the space:
The first is an ongoing community binding project that serves as the foundation for all of the work being created. Free to all, these gatherings have participants working on a collaborative hand-made book archive, binding individuals together quite literally in a group workshop setting.
The second is an entrepreneurial venture that funds the majority of the community binding efforts. Various book-making workshops are held in the bindery and custom-made books and related objects are sold in conjunction with the bindery's goals of promoting art to the general public.
Projects is an independently run project space located in Albany Park that serves as a community bookbinding facility. The space provides an outlet for exploring the creative process in a neighborhood where few resources exist for the arts. North Branch uses the book arts to expand the creative reach of individuals and encourages dialogue in an inclusive setting. The studio community fosters an open approach to sharing work with new audiences and encourages collaboration and integration.
For Information, contact:
Regin Igloria or Joel Javier
North Branch Projects
773-209-7719 or 502-553-6763