Salvation Mountain has been in my travel bucket list from the very first time I saw an image of it online. A kitschy mammoth of an art installation in the middle of the desert, brought about by a lone artist’s spiritual calling to the arts? I’m there.
First of all, allow me to squeal for a moment.
THE GATHERING SEASON
I am so excited to announce that I’ll be holding my VERY FIRST SOLO EXHIBIT of mixed-media collages THIS WEEKEND!!! Saturday, October 4, 6PM onwards, at HEIMA BRIXTON, Kapitolyo, Pasig City!
The exhibit revolves mainly around the idea of collecting things / keeping personal collections. Here’s a blurb I wrote about the show:
“The Gathering Season” is an assemblage of mixed media pieces – “portraits” that reveal the faces of people through the things they choose to collect. Reese’s subjects range from casual collectors with passing fancies, to hardcore loyalists with unshakeable obsessiveness cultivated since childhood.
Beyond examining our culture of consumption, the exhibit hopes to paint individual pictures of the people behind the objects – through their histories, habits, and motivations. Reese urges the public to reconsider their ideas of obsession and attachment, and offers a rationale: that beyond the itch to keep seemingly trivial things, is just the insatiable need to latch feeling and memory onto things that will outlive us.
Important points about my solo exhibit:
1) It is FREE. I am inviting EVERYONE to come drop by and say hi, or at least check out the work briefly! Everyone, as in youngins and parents and grandparents! Strangers and friends, readers and listeners, everyone! I’d love to meet you all! This event means so much to me because it’s the first time I’ll ever be showing my collages in a gallery set-up with FOOD and actual VIEWERS and stuff, so I’d love it if you’d be able to come out and support me! You’re not required to buy artwork to come! Just come!
2) I will be performing my original songs on my exhibit opening! Whether you’re a reader or a listener of my music, I hope it would help in convincing you to come if I told you that there will be lots of musical performances during the opening night. Good friends such as Rizza Cabrera + Seed Bunye and April Hernandez of The Sun Manager are both performing! I’m a huge fan of these girls so I know you’ll enjoy them just as much as I do. I’ll be performing my original songs at around 8:30 pm, I believe, so please come by if you want to hear free music as well as see ~art~! Other musical performances by MOONWLK and Zeon Gomez.
3) Bring your friends and anyone who might enjoy an absolutely fun night of art, music, food, and beautiful things! IF you haven’t heard of Heima yet, it is a home and lifestyle store that is beautifully curated and all sorts of lovely. It is my honor to be showing my first collage show in their space. I’ve been a long-time admirer of their work and it’s so surreal that this is finally happening for me.
4) Use #thegatheringseason hashtag – if you’re posting about the event and if you feel like adding a hashtag, please use this so I can check your posts out! Tag me as well – I go by @reeseypeasy
I’ve prepared hard for this exhibit and to be honest, I am so nervous. I’m not sure who will come, how many will come, who will be interested in my work, that, and if people will actually like them – so many concerns and worries! But I’m throwing that all aside and am committed to just enjoy the night with all my family and friends who support me and what I do!
Here are some studies I made for The Gathering Season.
NOTES NOTES NOTES, RESEARCH, AND SKETCHES are the most important part of my creative process.
Polaroids for the exhibit, taken with expired film.
The Gathering Season teaser video, prepared by Heima! Music is Mischief & Bandit, an original by my band, Reese & Vica. It’s available for free download at Amplify.ph, might I mention, as well as the entirety of our old EP, Crossing Neverland.
Sorry my window is terribly dirty, but hehe whatever.
Here’s Heima Brixton’s full address: Unit 103 Three Brixton Bldg. 3 Brixton St. Brgy. Kapitolyo Pasig City – and a map below!
ONCE AGAIN. OCTOBER 4, HEIMA BRIXTON (KAPITOLYO, PASIG). ORANGE BUILDING. PRETTY INTERIORS. 6PM ONWARDS. YOU CAN’T MISS IT.
Please please please come! And I hope to see you there!!!!!! VIRTUAL KISSES AND HUGS AND HANDSHAKES!