During the three week residency of Art Labor (@artlaborcollective
), Jrai artists Ró Mah Aleo, Rchâm Jêh, and Puih Hăn had such a contrasting and informative experience when they were able to witness Las Casas wood carvers handling materials with small and intricate tools as opposed to their axes used to “carve” wood to create expressive and bold, gestural strokes. This has opened the artists to further experiment with the wood materials in Bataan and create wooden sculptures.
These works are currently being exhibited in Casa Quiapo, Las Casas within Cian Dayrit’s exhibition Busis Iba’t Ha Kanayunan (Voices from the Hinterlands).
Ró Mah Aleo, Untitled 4, 2018
Puih Hăn, Untitled 6, 2018
Puih Hăn, Untitled 3, 2018
Ró Mah Aleo, Untitled 1, 2018
Rchâm Jêh, Untitled 2, 2018, Detail
Courtesy of the artist and Bellas Artes Projects.
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