The Cultural Center of the Philippines presents Beneath the Surface, Structures and Scratches, a solo exhibition by Ged Merino at the Bulwagang Carlos V. Francisco (Little Theater Lobby), on view from 15 October to 23 November 2014. Relative to Filipino’s penchant for diligence, process is integral to Merino’s practice as he employs unconventional methods of image-making. His textile-based works are stitched prints sourced out by rubbing, hammering and scratching onto any surface with texture from among the scattered objects, walls, streets and pavements of his neighborhood in Sunnyside Queens, New York. For the artist, it is a way of collecting artifacts from people’s lives, a sort of archaeological expedition where he sought to record traces of living and thus preserving memories as links to the otherwise forgotten existences, however banal they may have been.
Beneath the Surface, Structures and Scratches will open with an Artist Talk by Ged Merino on 15 October, 4pm at the Bulwagang Carlos V. Francisco (Little Theater Lobby), to be followed by an Opening Reception at 6pm in the same venue. The exhibit will run until 23 November 2014. Viewing hours are Tuesday to Sunday, 10am - 6pm.
For more information, contact the CCP Visual Arts and Museum Division, Production and Exhibition Department at telephone numbers (632) 832-1125 to 39 loc. 1504/1505, (632) 8323702, mobile (63920) 4700690, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.culturalcenter.gov.