Pacita Abad: Life in the Margins

October 14, 2020

"Pacita Abad: Life in the Margins" exhibition at Spike Island, Bristol was co-curated by Robert Leckie and artist Pio Abad. The exhibition includes over 20 large- scale ‘trapunto’ paintings and other works on fabric made between 1983 and 2002. Characterized by their vibrant color and intricate construction, these works combine a broad range of styles, subjects and techniques, from social realist tableaus incorporating indigenous textiles to richly detailed abstractions inspired by Korean ink brush painting, Indonesian batik and Papua New Guinean shells.