GC: 1, 2, 3


The Cultural Center of the Philippines


Exhibit duration: 3 February to 4 March 2018
Pasilyo Guillermo Tolentino (3F Hallway Gallery)
Artist's reception: 15 February, Thursday, 6pm



GC: 1, 2, 3 is an ode to Garapata, a character Dex Fernandez created based on the ticks that infested a dog they had when he was a kid. This experience left a big impression on Fernandez, which he carried with him when he entered the world of graffiti and street art in 2006. Since then, the infestation has spread far and wide across cities around the world and in forms outside the canvas. His participatory approach to art gives the audience the power to infest and become hosts as they engaged directly in the creative process of his several shows. GC: 1, 2, 3 is a video narrative split into three chapters showing his past collaborations. We map the growth of the artist in the replays, pauses, and repeats of the images. The looping of images, in a way, resembles the processes, internal and external, that transformed Fernandez and his art. The manual component of inclusion and selection is central to the development of both the artist and his practice. The entire process is a loop in itself.