Pacita Abad: Masks and Spirits: Silverlens, Manila I Art Basel OVR:20c (28-31 October 2020)
"Masks and Spirits", a solo show of five large trapunto paintings, is held at Silverlens Galleries Manila starting October 17, 2020. The artworks are part of Pacita Abad's Masks and Spirits, a monumental series that spanned two decades, from 1981 to 2000. They were inspired by her extensive travels across the African continent, Oceania, and the Philippines. In these respective regions, Pacita acquainted herself with various tribal cultures that inspired her to translate her observations and experiences into art.
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Red-eye mask, 1994Oil, mirrors, plastic buttons, rick rack ribbons on stitched and padded canvas78 x 57 in
198 x 145 cm
On reaching 37, 1983Acrylic, painted cloth, rick rack ribbons, handwoven yarn on stitched and padded canvas90 x 55 in
228 x 140 cm
Omdurman, 1982Acrylic on stitched and padded cloth86 x 47 in
218 x 119 cm
Komoro Festival, 2000Oil, acrylic, buttons, gold bead stitched on padded canvas50 x 35 in
127 x 90 cm
Hagen Man, 1983Acrylic, cowrie shells stitched on padded canvas97 x 52 in
246 x 132 cm
Masks And Spirits By Pacita AbadCarlos Quijon, Jr, Art Basel Website, October 31, 2020 This link opens in a new tab.
What's Showing at Art Basel OVR:20cThe Editors, Art Asia Pacific, October 30, 2020 This link opens in a new tab.