Dominic Mangila (’10)
I Put a Spell on You Because You’re Mine
Roxas Avenue, UP Campus, Diliman, Quezon City
October 17 – December 1, 2015
Vargas Museum opens Dominic Mangila’s solo show titled I Put a Spell on You Because You’re Mine on October 17, Saturday, 7pm, at the 1F Galleries.
I Put a Spell on You Because You’re Mine explores the long standing tradition of painting (how its capacity to create a similitude of expression and idea regarding our being in the world transformed over time and how it remains a recurring enigma in reflecting why we become who we are, why we do the things that we do, how we relate to others, and what was once past, now, and perhaps tomorrow) through the translation of four disparate, cryptic meta-narratives. An amorphous assemblage/ bricolage, I Put a Spell on You Because You’re Mine invites the audience to look at the nature of painting and painting’s depiction of its nature today by focusing on the painting’s “Other” (the unknown where the sphere of its coming into being is that lies beyond what we know of painting, those things that were mirrored by painting to give it its meaning). Thus, the paintings become a backdrop of the museum space where Mangila, like a magician, allows his spectators to view the objects and performances as an exhibition with an emotional landscape, thus resonating David Joselit’s proposition that “Painting is beside itself”.
I Put a Spell on You Because You’re Mine runs until Dec 1.
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