Artist Talk and Opening Reception: Wish I Were There: Imagined Geographies – Encaustic Paintings, Photographs and Prints

When 21 Sep 2014
2:00PM - 5:00PM
Where Oakland Asian Cultural Center Gallery
388 9th St #290
Oakland, CA 94607
United States
Enquiry (510) 637-0455

Artist Talk & Opening Reception: Sunday, September 21, 2-5pm

The exhibition Where I Wish There presents an installation of mixed media by Xuchi Naungayan Eggleton. To create this body of work of striking colors, varied materials and enigmatic visual forms, artist Naungayan Eggleton was inspired by stories of her grandparents’ migration to America, one from the Philippines, by sea, and the other from Mexico, by land. In her art making process, she used the Greco-Roman ancient practice of encaustic painting, the obscure traditions of Filipino Kut-Kut, and the Asian gold leaf craft. Together, they ingeniously illustrate the links between the documents and objects associated with the grandparents’ travels, to material histories, geographies, and their broader cultural implications, evoking an inspiring mix of nostalgia and fantasy. In consideration of the diverse audience that utilize the Oakland Asian Cultural Center, the exhibition also incorporates an educational component where viewers engage with the art by doing “Kut kut” art in encaustic sheets prepared by the artist. The exhibition is curated by Julina Togonon.

Photo courtesy of the organiser/s

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