Gather: A Solo Exhibition by Pin Calacal
About the Event
In her third solo exhibition titled “Gather,” Pin Calacal continues to probe the intricacies of two concepts recurrent in her body of works: the self and the home. She primarily expounds on how these two are intertwined, and the shifts that simultaneously occur based on a person's physical state and relational experiences.
The unraveling of these two concepts are exemplified in Pin Calacal's collection and use of hair as material, as well as her illustration of empty nests and personal clothes – medium and subject matter that are considered manifestations or extensions of one's presence and individuality. The clothes in particular – composed visually as nests, and absent or suggestive of a human body – are highly expressive of the connection between self and home.
Reflecting on the intersection between the two, Calacal posits on the characteristic inherent in both: that our sense of identity and belongingness are fluid, and ultimately temporary. “Maybe homes, like clothes or our own bodies, some things we think are always our own, are also something that is shed or left behind.”
Pin Calacal graduated summa cum laude from the University of the Philippines Diliman, College of Fine Arts in 2015. “Gather” runs from April 6 to May 3, 2019. For inquiries, please contact Tin-aw Art Gallery at +632-750-2595, email email@example.com, or message us on Facebook.
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