Drawing and Untitled: Noelle Katigbak Tan


August 14-September 27, 2008
Opening reception, 6pm on August 14, Thursday

Silverlens Gallery is proud to announce the opening of the first solo show of Noelle Katigbak Tan in Manila at 6pm on August 14, Thursday. The show will run until September 27, 2008.
 
For her show, Noelle Katigbak Tan will be exhibiting two sets of works, Drawing and Untitled. According to the artist, “These bodies of work depict landscapes that hover between emerging and being, the seen and the subliminal. They challenge the viewer to question what it is they can actually see in the photograph.” Aptly called Drawing, Tan’s series of 18 darkroom printed photographs seem like sketches made with pencil at first glance. Bathed in pure white, Tan’s panoramas blind viewers and hint of familiar scenery. A stark contrast to Drawing, Untitled is a collection of 13 silver gelatin prints in rich black with spark-like bursts of light.
 
Paul Roth, Curator of Photography and Media Arts at the Corcoran Gallery of Art describes Tan’s work: “Noelle Tan makes photographs that are at once conceptual explorations of our current social unease and technical forays to the medium’s outer limits. In contrasting tones of black and white, her photographs elide detail to suggest submerged truths; and dissipate reality to explore the unknown.“
 
Noelle Katigbak Tan was born in Manila in 1969. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from New York University and her Master of Fine Arts degree from the California Institute of Art. She has had solo exhibitions at Civilian Art Projects, Project Gallery 4, and DC Arts Center in Washington; the Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY; School 33 Art Center in Baltimore; and the Creative Artists Agency in Beverly Hills. Her work is included in the permanent collection of the Corcoran Museum, the Center for Photography at Woodstock, and the Creative Artists Agency.
 
Saturday Gallery Activities, all from 3-5pm:
August 16 - Panel discussion with Noelle Katigbak Tan and Rachel Rillo
August 30- Isa Lorenzo on Collecting Photography 
 
Visit Silverlens Gallery at 2/F YMC Bldg. 2, 2320 Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati City, 816-0044, 0905-2650873, manage@silverlensphoto.com. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday 10am–7 pm, Saturday 1–6pm. www.silverlensphoto.com.
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