/ARCHIVE — 2017
MAIN SPACE Exhibition
/Other-Portraits - patrick cruz + gabrielle l'hirodelle hill
“Making art emphasizes the relationship one has to objects in the world. Always noticing this or that quality. In a way being kept company by inanimate things.” – Sarah Lucas
“Ang lahat ng bagay ay magkaugnay, magkaugnay ang lahat” – Joey Ayala, Magkaugnay
Other-portraits is a collaborative sculptural project by Gabrielle Hill and Patrick Cruz that considers processes of knowledge building, familiarization and how we become acquainted with a person, place or thing. Through an inquiry into material histories, visual languages, and overlapping personal narratives, Other-portraits attempts to listen to what comes next and what came before.
PATRICK CRUZ is a Filipino-Canadian artist working between Canada and the Philippines. Cruz studied painting at the University of the Philippines Diliman and received his BFA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design and an MFA at the University of Guelph. Driven by folk sentiment, his multi-disciplinary practice is informed by his interest in cultural hybridity, bio-politics and the paradoxical effects of globalization.
GABRIELLE L’HIRONDELLE HILL is a Metis artist and writer from Vancouver, BC, located on unceded Coast Salish territory. Gabrielle's sculptures and installations perform as both a material exploration of color and form and an enquiry into concepts of land, property, and economy. Her work has been exhibited at the Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery, Sunset Terrace, and Gallery Gachet in Vancouver; SBC galerie d'art contemporain in Montreal; SOMArts in San Francisco; and Get This! Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia.