Vic Balanon’s show, And in Arcadia, he tackles how we remember, read, interpret, save images and how those change in time especially now as the viewer is bombarded with images in at an “incredible speed and at an incredible rate.”**
The works in ink are from movies or videos.
But are more than just film stills, it’s a “reintroduction of images.”**
The scenes from the movies have been manipulated, cleared of characters and anything that will project something real / clear / concise. “The landscape, which was once an unassuming backdrop, becomes an impression of a place, like residues from a fleeting memory, bold yet inexact.”**
“Balanon’s works evoke visions that seem to dedicate themselves to nothing but harmony and order through their composition within the frame.”**
“Through their seemingly straightforward appearances, they carry the ambiguous nature of representation.”**
All that aside, (well not really aside — all that said) I’m a fan of Vic Balanon and most of the time, I like what he does.
With or without the write-up, I enjoyed myself.
I just needed to get myself out of there. It was just a hot day and I couldn’t remove my jacket. My undershirt was not gallery/sunday afternoon proper.
** quotes all from And in Arcadia write-up written by Cocoy Lumbao
*no drawings today, beat from urban planting workshop (step #2 to being a probinsyano)