Saturday, SEPTEMBER 19, 2015, 6 pm
September 19 to October 16, 2015
1335MABINI proudly presents Alee Garibay in a solo exhibition titled “Under Observation” from September 19 to October 16, 2015.
Alee Garibay breaks new ground in her painting practice as she thoroughly expunges erstwhile elements and subject matter from her visual vocabulary for her upcoming exhibition, “Under Observation.” Noticeably absent is the composition gravitating around human figures, and in their stead are impressionistic depictions of architectural structures. The perspective by which these images are represented – an approximation as seen by a human eye – in effect lets the viewer wear Alee’s artistic lenses; not simply letting someone see what she ponders on, but letting the person look through how she perceives. This transition breaks the gaze that is prone to compartmentalize through familial association/stylistic influence, and fail to witness what is right in front of their eyes.
Alee Garibay (b.1989) graduated magna cum laude from the University of the Philippines, College of Fine Arts (UPCFA) with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting in 2012. Alee also earned high distinctions from the Philippine High School for the Arts prior to entering the UPCFA, and was the Philippine delegate for the Visual Arts at the 2010 ASEAN Youth Camp, in Hanoi, Vietnam. She has received numerous awards for her works in oil and watercolour and was listed four times as a finalist in the Shell National Student Art Competion. She has been actively participating in group shows since 2005, and has dedicated herself to being a full-time artist since being conferred a degree by her alma mater, consistently holding a solo exhibition every year from then onwards. Alee currently resides and works in Cavite, where she devotes much of her time inside the studio to build up on her body of work that is primarily comprised of paintings. Characteristic of her pieces is the amalgamation of feminine figuration, chromatic non-objective abstraction, architectural structures, and a distinct gestural typeface, to express existential ruminations on the formation and/or dissolution of the self through relationships, memory, and places. Under Observation is her third solo exhibition.