Friday, September 17, 2010

"Reflection" by Melanie-Lou Gritzka-del Villar

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The Pikture Gallery proud to present Exhibition of artist@work project
"Reflection " by Melanie-Lou Gritzka-del Villar

Please join us for the Opening reception on Thursday 7th October at 6:30 pm.
at The Pikture Gallery : 2nd floor, Sukhumvit 49/1

This exhibition will showcase an interactive installation completed during Melanie's residency at the artist@work studio.

We have the pleasure of having Brian Curtin, Art Critic and Lecturer at Bangkok University, to inaugurate the exhibition.

The exhibition will be on display until Thursday 4th November 2010.

The Pikture Gallery opens Tuesday to Sunday 10 am. - 7 pm.

According to Hegel, ‘When we "have the measure of something", we have effectively recognized it, we have "fixed" it in our consciousness and differentiated it from others, but this recognition is only "implicit". When we make this recognition explicit, we "recognize" something, and this is the moment of reflection, the beginning of the stage of Essence’.

This is but one interpretation of the word ‘reflection’, but one that pin - points a current perception I am reflecting on through my practice. It is within the ambiguity of the word ‘reflection’ that my work during this residency has evolved. With this site – specific installation, I hope to touch upon notions of transience and transformation in life – those moments of change and realization that stand out, though subtle and ethereally, within the chain of experience.

I have approached this residency with a tentative framework based on my research on metamorphosis and transformation. During the process, I tried at all times to take the studio space and its emotional impact on me into consideration. My ideas kept on oscillating between various potential resolutions, which explains the variety of experiments undertaken during the residency. It has been a challenging yet rewarding experience to explore new working methods and materials – from interacting and collaborating with artist friends, technicians, specialists in various fields, to trying out unfamiliar material such as translucent sticker – film and polyethylene.

The blog was a very useful too to keep track of my seemingly incoherent ideas and interests. In the end, it was the link that pointed me towards the interpretation I felt most comfortable with.

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