“Lines of Musing” at Altro Mondo
Lines of Musing
Alim Vela & Alfred Capiral
3 August to 22 August 2021
Altro Mondo is pleased to present Lines of Musing, a set of two back-to-back shows, Baroto: Navigating the Woven Channels by Alim Vela & Terra Firma: Weathered Ground by Alfred Capiral at Altro Mondo Creative Space (1159 Chino Roces Avenue, San Antonio Village, Makati City).
Lines of Musing brings together Alim Vela and Alfred Capiral in two shows that meditate on the capricious temperament of nature and the ephemeral moments of life that leave lasting impressions.
In Vela’s “Baroto”, the pieces are stylized representation of weathered boats inspired by the various forms of mostly fallen or dried leaves that he had observed usually in the aftermath of a typhoon in his island province. Since childhood, he has been fond of these unique leaf forms and would try to shape them into boats that he would sail along streams or canals. The act of observing and collecting leaves always prompted him to take a step back and reflect on his life experiences from the mundane to the mystical.
In Capiral’s “Terra Firma: Weathered Ground”, the viewer is invited to witness each stage of terrestrial growth and decay, displaying both sides of nature’s resilience and fragility. The exhibit seeks to reaffirm the transitory nature of life, asking viewers to ponder what of our corporeal beings will endure the passing of time. With this collection of works, Capiral post the question, “In the end, what will remain?”
Lines of Musing will be on view at Altro Mondo Creative Space (1159 Chino Roces Avenue, San Antonio Village, Makati City) until 22 August 2021. For inquiries, please message the gallery on Facebook (altromondoart) or Instagram (@altromondoart). You can also message us via Viber or Whatsapp at 0949 162 5638.
Text and installation photo courtesy of Altro Mondo