Ebarle’s ‘Babaeng Hibla’ debuts at Alliance Française | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

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Known for her canvases that abstract the patterns of Philippine traditional weaving, Jane Arrieta Ebarle will hold her ninth solo show, “Babaeng Hibla,” at Alliance Française de Manille starting Feb. 1.

Known more as an abstractionist, Ebarle will feature four figures of women clothed in exquisite indigenous fabric. Twenty other abstracts complete the show, which runs until March 3.

Ebarle’s paintings have graced local and international art galleries and institutions; they interpret patterns and designs from Philippine traditional weaving.

She gets her inspiration from the weaving traditions of the different ethnic groups such as from the Cordillera and those from Mindanao: T’boli, Maranao, Tausug, Bagobo and Yakan.

Her canvases are characterized by carefully drawn seamless lines and layers of paint.

Ebarle’e work seeks to merge modernism (abstraction) and ethnic heritage. She does this as a tribute to the Filipino woman, that is, the “Babaeng Hibla,” or “Woman Weaver.”

Her international exhibits include “Hibla 6” at the Philippine Center in New York City in 2013, “Cornucopia” also in New York in 2013, and “Marketplace of Creative Arts” at the Asian Civilizations Museum in Singapore in 2011.

Ebarle’s first one-woman show, “Filipino Ethnicity I,” was mounted at the art gallery of the Philippine Heart Center in 2008.

In 2015, her works were exhibited at the National
Museum; two of her works are now part of its collection. —CONTRIBUTED

Alliance Française de Manille is at 209 Nicanor Garcia St., Bel-Air II, Makati City. Call 8957585. E-mail [email protected]


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