LOU LIM - ‘FOR THE LAND THAT LAMENTS’

14jan(jan 14)11:00 pm12feb(feb 12)6:00 pmLOU LIM - ‘FOR THE LAND THAT LAMENTS’MANILA, PHILIPPINES
Lou Lim returns to Silverlens with a brief selection of interrelated pieces, taking us deeper into her long-standing compulsion to employ sculptural gestures to investigate, challenge and reframe the materiality of painting.

Event Details

Lou Lim – ‘For the Land that Laments’ 

14 January – 12 February 2022 

Silverlens, Malina, Philippines 

Lou Lim presents new works in her second solo show at Silverlens Gallery in Manila ‘For the Land that Laments’.  

Lim returns with a brief selection of interrelated pieces, taking us deeper into her long-standing compulsion to employ sculptural gestures to investigate, challenge and reframe the materiality of painting.  

The show’s central piece is a large-scale painting of a mountain, interrupted by hundreds of irregular, ‘squiggly’ red markings across the picture plane. Upon closer inspection, it becomes apparent that these markings, at once resembling wounds or tiny flames, were not painted over the finished picture. Indeed, they came to light by peeling off masking tape cut-outs that were laid out onto the empty canvas, set in place before the first dab of oil paint touched the fabric. For Lim, this act of ‘peeling’ is integral to the whole process, completing the work by subtracting material from the finished painting itself, as one might slowly chip away bits and pieces of stone when shaping a slab of marble.  

Image credit: Silverlens Gallery

 

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Time

January 14 (Friday) 11:00 pm - February 12 (Saturday) 6:00 pm

Location

Manila, Philippines