The Riddle of Materials

Leslie de Chavez, Jason Dy, SJ, W. Don Flores, and Carol Anne McChrystal, in their group exhibition THE RIDDLE OF MATERIALS, search for critical dialogue through their affinity with their materials. The works of these four artists revisit the ideas of the American artist Allan Kaprow who pioneered creating “environments” and “happenings.” In his essay, The Legacy of Jackson Pollock (1958), Kaprow observed Pollock’s preoccupation with unexpected spaces and the ordinary objects of everyday life in order to have a wider, deeper sense of unheard-of happenings.