1335MABINI proudly presents Catalina Africa in a solo exhibition entitled “Reverse Boomerangs and Other Exercises for Pleasure” from April 25 to May 22, 2015.
True to form, Catalina Africa will be showcasing an array of new intermedia works drawn from the synthesis of traditional and conceptual artistic slants. Part and parcel of the content of Africa’s exhibition is the integration of her painting praxis with other forms such as video and installation. Accordant with this artistic bent is the continuing negotiation with the physical surface and objecthood of her paintings, piercing holes on one of her canvases and using some as elements of staged settings. Also to be featured are her video works she has developed since her residency in the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture last year.
A graduate of the University of the Philippines, Africa lives and works in Manila, and has been active in showing with various local galleries. She is an emerging young talent that redefines the way we look at art by way of painting, sculpture, collage and other media to produce ambivalent configurations that unsettle the familiar.