CURRENTLY ON VIEW

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.


UPCOMING

THEM at Perrotin, New York, NY

June 20 - August 16, 2019



THEM

Perrotin, 130 Orchard Street, New York, NY


Opening Reception: Thursday, June 20, 6-8pm

Show Dates: June 20 - August 16, 2019


Hernan Bas, Jonathan Lyndon Chase, Anthony Cudahy, TM Davy, Angela Dufresne, Louis Fratino, Jenna Gribbon, Paul Heyer, Sholem Krishtalka, Doron Langberg, Maia Cruz Palileo, Ana Segovia, Salman Toor


Press Release:

Perrotin New York presents a group exhibition surveying contemporary, figurative painting that seeks to re-examine the romantic embrace. The history of painting is rife with heterosexual depictions of intimacy: couples caught in a tender embrace or in vulnerable companionship. Yet, conspicuously absent throughout, are queer examples of these same behaviors. This exhibition proposes an investigation into sensitive depictions of romance and the poetry of contemporary quotidian queer life.


UPCOMING

The Empathy Lab at Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, CA 

July 11 - August 24, 2019



PAST

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