Wawi Navarroza - MEDUSA
May 06, 2017 — Jun 03, 2017
Walk through with the artist: 27 May, Saturday, 3 pm.
Known for her photographic works in portraiture, contemporary landscape, and installation, Wawi Navarroza returns with a much-anticipated solo exhibition entitled “MEDUSA” at the new space of Silverlens Galleries in Makati, Metro Manila, May 6 to June 3, 2017.
In this exhibit, the artist calls forth the Medusa and the Gaze that can turn the Seen into Stone. Spending the last two years in field work, photography, research and hours at sea —not unlike the voyages depicted in mythology, always a trip over the sea—she alludes to searching for the philosopher’s stone, this time: in MARBLE—as material and muse. Albeit not the Greco-Roman kind familiar to art history but a Tropical one. Her lyrical images take place in a small South-East Asian island entirely made of marble from mountain to seabed, hidden by thickets of palm trees and a lush green, situated in the Philippines: the island of Romblón.