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Hair-pulling Between Good and Evil/Angels Gate Cultural Center
October 9, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hair-pulling Between Good and Evil explores ghost stories of Filipino Diaspora
New Exhibition at Angels Gate Cultural Center Opens October 9th, 2021
San Pedro, CA – Angels Gate Cultural Center (AGCC) is pleased to present a new art exhibition, Hair-pulling Between Good & Evil, opening Saturday, October 9th with a public reception from 2pm-4pm. The exhibition will remain on view in the galleries through December 11th, with a virtual artist talk on November 4th, from 6:30pm – 8pm. Hair-pulling Between Good & Evil presents the work of Nica Aquino, Jullianne De La Cruz, John DeCastro, Cirilo Domine, Mark Golamco, Philip Košćak, Christine Morla, Michael Rippens, Gloria Gem Sánchez, and Diane Williams; with curation by Christopher Velasco and Dakota Noot, and explores ideas around Filipino/a/x identity.
“Filipino/a/x identity is cross-woven, stranger and stronger for its differences. As suggested by their histories, both personal and historical, the art offers not finished singularity, but constant evolution. It rotates between color and form, age and gender, natural and man-made. No absolutes are given, yet demonstrations of answers are allowed.” – Christopher Velasco and Dakota Noot, Curators
The Philippines have a rich tradition of weaving and mixed media. The artists in this exhibition not only weave together different materials, but family histories and connections in Hair-pulling Between Good and Evil. Identity is personal, historical, and even haunted. Pulling from disparate identities of first, second, and third generations, but also mixed-raced backgrounds, the artists bridge familial tradition and heritage between the living and the dead. Ancestral spirits and family connections continue to occupy the Filipino diaspora, which the artists explore in this exhibition. These elements are played out in mixed media assemblage, sculpture, weavings, paintings, photography, and performance.
Gallery appointments are available Thursdays – Saturday, between the hours of 10am and 4:30pm. More information about the exhibition and reserving gallery appointments can be found at angelsgateart.org.