Opening: Saturday, May 13 from 6pm to 9pm
(De)Centered: An Exhibition of Filipino American Artists, co-curated by Isabel Manalo and Janna Añonuevo Langholz, will open at WAS Gallery in Bethesda on May 13 from 6-9 pm and run through June 16. The exhibition will also be the official book launch for Filipino American Artist Directory’s first publication. The event will be accompanied by local DJ Les Talusan.
The exhibition will feature 19 contemporary Filipino American artists from across the country, who are based on both coasts as well as the Midwest and South. The artists included in the exhibition show a connection to both the Philippines and the U.S. in their work and the attempt to remain centered in both places. The work ranges from painting, drawing, and photography to installation and video.
Artists include: Adrian Alarilla, Kimberley Acebo Arteche, Daniel Ballesteros, Isabel Cuenca, Ulysses Duterte, Jana Ercilla, Alvin Pagdanganan Gregorio, Rea Lynn de Guzman, Janna Añonuevo Langholz, Isabel Manalo, Matt Manalo, Maryrose Cobarrubias Mendoza, Ged Merino, Kimo Nelson, Maia Cruz Palileo, Carlo Ricafort, Yumi Janairo Roth, Melanie Gritzka del Villar, and Pamela Ybañez.
About Filipino American Artist Directory: Filipino American Artist Directory is an initiative founded in 2015 to connect and promote the broad community of artists, writers, and curators with Filipino heritage living and working in the United States, particularly in underrepresented regions in the Midwest and South. This will be their first exhibition.
WAS (Westwood Art Studio) Gallery, is a new, artist-run space in Bethesda located at 5110 Ridgefield Rd, Bethesda, MD, 20816. (wasgallery.com)