Looking through light filtering through trees, visual artist Allison Wong-David realized that shadows were neither flat nor what many accepted them to be; the absence of light.
Many of us would not spend the time noticing such things; but as an artist, Wong-David has been sensitive to beauty and realities that are around us but are rarely appreciated by most. It is with this curiosity, attentiveness and openness that her latest exhibit, “Movement and Shadow,” was created.
Comprising 22 works, the exhibit is a mixture of common materials most of us do not appreciate but are transformed into objects of beauty and contemplation under her attention. Cutting through the noise of daily life, suspending her own judgment, and listening to the materials allow her to coax beauty out of them.
Wong-David, a graduate of Chelsea School of Arts in London, shows a restraint not common on the local contemporary art scene. In the deceptively simple “Movement and Shadow,” we are transported to that space which Neruda speaks of, “between the shadow and the soul.” —CONTRIBUTED
Exhibition will run from Nov. 24 – Dec. 8, at Galerie Stephanie, Parc Plaza Bldg., 183 E. Rodriguez Jr. Ave., C-5, Libis, Quezon City. Opening reception on Nov. 24 at 6 p.m. Call 7091488; e-mail [email protected] Visit www.galeriestephanie.com.