The Empathy Lab at Jessica Silverman Gallery, 488 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA

July 11 - August 24, 2019

The Empathy Lab: Ross Bleckner, Tammy Rae Carland, Nick Cave, Kota Ezawa, Martha Friedman, Mika Horibuchi, Steffani Jemison, Bronwyn Katz, Ligia Lewis, Ari Marcopoulos, Maia Cruz Palileo, Lam Tung Pang, Eliot Porter, Rose B. Simpson, Maria Taniguchi

July 11 - August 24, 2019

Image: from left: Maria Taniguchi, Nick Cave, Maia Cruz Palileo, Rose B. Simpson


Jessica Silverman Gallery is pleased to present “The Empathy Lab,” a group exhibition featuring 14 artists whose work explores fellow feeling. Empathy is the capacity to put yourself in someone else’s shoes. It is an instinct or power that differentiates humans from robots and reptiles. Associated with our “mammalian brain” or limbic system, it enables the imaginative leap that binds us together and enables the formation of communities, societies and nations.



June 15, 2019- August 11, 2019 / September 3-October 20, 2019

Maia Cruz Palileo at Katzen Arts Center American University, Washington DC

Maia Cruz Palileo Curated by Isabel Manalo

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

Curatorial Statement:

There is a mystery in the act of burying and even more so in uncovering. Maia Cruz Palileo’s paintings and drawings are the metaphorical teeth in this body of work spanning from 2013 to 2019. These works, including a small painting titled Burying Teeth, depict historical narratives from the colonial past of the Philippines, Maia’s country of origin, as well as stories and moments about her own life as a Filipina American growing up in the United States. Her paintings and drawings replicate figures from old family photographs, as well as photos from the American government’s archives depicting anthropological documentation of Filipinos during the American colonization. While her work evokes nostalgia and romanticism, it is imbued with a critical undertone of America’s colonization of the Philippines. Maia’s work is an examination of the Filipino diasporic psyche through a personal and political lens.



June 20 - August 16, 2019

THEM at Perrotin, New York, NY

July 2 - 13, 2019

Cultural Cousins, Chashama, New York, NY

May 25 - June 17, 2019

I'm Made of Water at Rental Gallery, East Hampton, NY

February 2 - March 30, 2019

All The While I Thought You Had Received This at Monique Meloche, Chicago, IL

November 3 - December 1, 2018

Gold at Yutaka Kikutake Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

September 25 — October 7, 2018

The Way Back with Taymour Grahne, London, UK

February 2 - November 4, 2018

Face of the Future at The Rubin Museum, New York, NY

June 14 - September 16, 2018

Cast of Characters at LGBT Community Center, New York, NY

August 10 - 24, 2018

Junk Envy: Jordan Buschur and Maia Cruz Palileo at Skylab Gallery, Columbus, OH

June 30 - July 7, 2018

USPS at Visual Arts, Architecture and Design School Free University of Tbilisi, Tbilisi, Georgia

May 17 - July 8, 2018

Meandering Curves of a Creek at Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY