Opening reception June 5 ~ 7 – 11pm
7206 Ontario Street
animals signify allegorical protests
traditions degenerate during cultural exchange
historical trends help design utopic futures
regurgitated Identities displace permanent alterations
imagined spaces entomb laminated memory
primitive investment coagulates consistent fashion
digitized sanctuary like spaces map out potential housing
idolized aspirations rectify failed celebrity statuses
collaborative round table meetings exorcise dietary plans
minimalism and light in my bathroom sink
superstitions amplify folkloric gossip over and over
exoticism presents biographical sketches
local export finds equivalent spiritual imports
policies of touristic attractions heightens national methods
The exhibition Bite the Dog that feeds you will be accompanied by a supplementary text by Kara Hansen
Patrick Cruz (b. Manila, 1987) attended University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts, and graduated from Emily Carr University of Art + Design. He is currently a Masters candidate at University of Guelph for studio arts. In his most recent work, Cruz has produced a wide body of work that mainly revolves in the act of making. His subjects survey and exorcise the transformative catharsis brought by our cultural excess in the wake of spiritual industrialization.
Recent solo showings include Bite the Dog that feeds you (2014), Yactac Gallery; West coast Maximalist (2013), Sunset Terrace; birth of a seagull eschewed by a crow in good standing (2012), Small Gallery; Yin Yang Temple (2011), Unit/Pitt; Forecast situation (2011), Lucky’s Gallery and Made in the Philippines (2010), W00 Gallery. Recent group exhibitions include Cool Memories (2014), Light & Space Contemporary; Radiation (2013), Chulangkorn Art University; Dark side of the Sun (2013), Art informal; Monomania (2013), Trench Gallery; Welcome to Sax Island (2012) Or Gallery Berlin; Picturing Intuition (2011) Sub Gallery; The Gift (2010) Lucky’s Gallery.
Upcoming exhibitions include a group show in Planet Gallery in Seoul, Korea and collaborative projects in Manila, Philippines.