齊行共生-漢娜.佩蒂強|2.23-3.29|安卓藝術

  • 展出時間|2019年2月23日-2019年3月29日
  • 安卓藝術|台北市和平東路一段180號7樓
  • 開幕酒會|2019年2月23日(六)3:00pm
  • www.art-msac.com

安卓藝術很榮幸將於2019年2月23日至2019年3月29日推出菲裔藝術家漢娜.佩蒂強(Hanna Pettyjohn)個展「齊行共生Concurrencies」,呈現精采的畫像與雕塑作品。展覽開幕酒會將於2月23日(週六)下午3時展開,我們誠摯邀請您的蒞臨。

近年世界保守主義的興起,讓移民議題在各地發酵,擁有菲律賓與美國雙重背景的漢娜.佩蒂強在本次的創作中,透過人像的描繪與地景的融合,刻劃出移民女性獨立遷徙,深根他鄉的生命歷程,引領觀者思考全球化浪潮下的身分認同。

在每幅作品中,佩蒂強結合畫中主角的故鄉風景和在異地引人思鄉的特定事物,重新建構已逐漸淡去的故土形象。所拼湊的景色落在畫面中的遠方,朦朧地勾勒出印象中的故鄉,其中片段與不完整的呈現,與在燒製過程中失去基礎的雕塑作品相互輝映,呈現日趨破碎的往日記憶。而作品上緣的水流線條,幽微地隱喻隔開家鄉的大海,不僅劃出地理上的分野,也分離了生命的過去與現在,襯出望遠凝視之間的絲絲鄉愁。

畫像皆描繪著女性的凝望遠方的側臉,雖然畫面的結構相似,但佩蒂強以不同的光影、色澤、筆觸凸顯每位移民女性的背景差異,跳脫主流媒體對於移民非人性且均一化的描寫,訴說一段又一段彼此平行卻又充滿深刻共鳴的生命旅程。

關於漢娜.佩蒂強
漢娜.佩蒂強1983年出生於菲律賓並成長於此,而在成年之後踏上父親的故鄉—美國德州,目前居住往返於這兩個地方。身上流著菲律賓與美國的血統,跨國的背景使得佩蒂強在當代全球離散現象裡刻劃下她個人的足跡,如此的生命經驗為她的創作注入獨特的溫度,而充滿關於記憶片段的思考,蘊含著鄉愁以及生命之稍縱即逝的覺知。

2019 February 23rd- March 29th
Mind Set Art Center | 7F., No. 180, Sec. 1, Heping E. Rd., Da’an Dist., Taipei City
Opening Reception | 2019 February 23rd 3pm

Mind Set Art Center is pleased to present you Concurrencies, the solo exhibition of Filipino artist Hanna Pettyjohn, featuring portraits of female immigrants and porcelain sculptures. The opening reception will be on February 23rd at 3pm. You are cordially invited to this event.

In the wave of conservatism in global politics, the discussion of immigration is trending all around the world. Being both Filipino and American, Pettyjohn captured the essence of the sentiment of female immigrants and depicted their life stories via merging the portrait and the landscape of their home, guiding viewers into the path of a search for identity in the era of globalization.

In every portrait, the artist combined the scenery of motherland and the things in a foreign land that are reminiscent of home to reconstruct a new image of the fading memory of the home country. The blurry silhouette of the mountains and bridges has corresponded to the hollow sculptures without the foundation as a metaphor of the fragmented and gradually disconnected memories of the past and home. In addition to that, the water lines on the top edge of the portrait not only referred to the geographical boundaries but also marked the divide between their current and past lives.

Even though the compositions of each painting are similar, Pettyjohn highlighted the differences among each female immigrant with different lighting, color and strokes to give every unique story a voice. The artist accentuated the missing humanity and individuality of immigrants representation in mass media with the layers of content about their journey of life.

About Hanna Pettyjohn
Hanna Pettyjohn was born the Philippines in 1983, and currently lives and works in Philippines and the United States. A Filipino-American with a transnational narrative, Pettyjohn possesses first-hand knowledge of the global diaspora. Autobiographical details and “fragments of memory” inform her work, which is tinged with both nostalgia and an acute awareness of life’s transience. Pettyjohn’s practice is built on reclaiming objects and impressions from the past, and repurposing them into new work.


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