Exposure : a socially engaged project by Jevijoe Vitug
Thursday, January 12th 2017
Potluck Dinner begins at 6:30 pm
GABRIELA NY Exposurist presentation at 7:30pm
Joined by chef Perry Mamaril from the restaurants Purple Yam and Kuma Inn.
FREE!, but please bring something delicious to share.
Please join us at Flux Factory for our January Flux Thursday Potluck dinner with exhibition by Jevijoe Vitug including a presentation by activist collective GABRIELA NY.
View exhibition by Jevijoe Vitug between Friday, January 13 – Sunday, January 15th by Appointment only; Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Jevijoe Vitug presents a new series of painting, socially engaged projects and work in progress as part of his three month residency at Flux Factory.
Exposure of identity, migrant labour and the American Dream – as illusion or reality for immigrants are the concepts that Vitug investigates in his current practice. For this exhibition, Vitug will demonstrate 3D participatory paintings made of fluorescent paint on drop cloth canvas and found materials, audience are invited to participate using 3D glasses and ultraviolet flashlights.
At the opening reception, the gallery space will be a venue for progressive community groups in Queens, New York. The artist invited GABRIELA NY and the New York Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (NYCHRP) to utilize the space for a reportback titled: Bugas Dili Bala (Rice, Not Bullets): The Fight for People’s Rights in the Philippines! The talk will focus on an exposure trip of folks from both Filipino and non-Filipino descent who went to the Philippines last year. They integrated with various people’s rights, women, indigenous, and peasant organizations, allowing them to experience the concrete conditions of local communities in the Philippines and the people’s movements working to address them.
Jevijoe Vitug is a Philippine born artist living and working in New York City whose work ranges from painting, performance and community-based projects. His work often touches on the notion of reinvention through various mash-ups of contradiction. Vitug earned his BFA from St. Scholastica’s College, Manila, Philippines in 1998 and his MFA from San Francisco Art Institute, California, United States in 2015.
GABRIELA New York is a mass-based women’s organization serving NYC and its surrounding areas. They connect the Filipino diaspora to the women’s struggle in the Philippines. They are women of Philippine descent, including those who are migrants, immigrants and US-born, and recognize Filipino women of mixed heritage and adoptees. GABRIELA New York is a LGBTIQ-(Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer/Questioning) friendly organization that is inclusive of transgender people of Philippine descent. For more information, please visit: www.gabrielanewyork.org
New York Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (NYCHRP) is a local education and advocacy group based in NYC that works to promote social, economic, and political alternatives that foster democracy and peace based on justice in the Philippines and for Filipinos in the diaspora today. For more information, please visit: www.nychrp.info
Chef artist Perry Mamaril hails from Cordillera province, Philippines. Perry uses bamboo as a symbol of the resilience of the Filipino people. With materials greatly influenced by indigenous culture, Perry engages the interplay of the traditional and contemporary, of first world and third world, without compromising heritage nor style.
While Perry indulges on his new series of light sculptures, he stirs in great flavor to the culinary scene as he grates his passion into edible art. Food is close to the heart of a Philippine-born, who has the appetite for good taste and strong food tradition. Not an accident, but in his passionate struggle to create his own identity, Perry with natural hands for great flavor, earned a reputation as Sous Chef of well established restaurants such as Purple Yam and Kuma Inn in New York City.