Monday, January 30, 2017

Allegory of a Slur (a panel of my A Gingerbread Man's/Woman's World triptych) , 2012-17




Allegory of a Slur (+ A Black Man)
(a panel of my A Gingerbread Man's/Woman's World triptych)
2012-17
acrylic on shaped canvas
laterally 48 x 31 1/2 inches

The early 2012 version of this triptych, that is to say before I decided to make improvements on it just this month, it was first shown at Marcel Antonio's February 2012 show titled "The Romantic Lie" at the RCBC Tower gallery in Makati. I was a guest presence on a wall at the show, and Antonio himself made a diptych in answer to this triptych, using the same canvas shapes care of the labor of my friend, the Bulacan painter Rex Tatlonghari. Another Antonio painting at the show, titled "Waiting for the Gingerbread Man,: also quoted a panel of my triptych.