[SOLD] Maria Dumlao: Banaue Rice Terraces (B)

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[SOLD] Maria Dumlao: Banaue Rice Terraces (B)

450.00

2017, 13”x40”
Archival pigment print and 2 blue filters


Banaue Rice Terraces (in Blue) is from Maria Dumlao’s on-going work, History in RGB, an exploration of individual and collective history as viewed through multiple lenses. Representing images of history, popular culture, mythic folklore, landscapes, and creatures, History in RGBproposes alternatives to the systemic representations ordered by colonial narratives.

Each print is a juxtaposition of images that have been stripped of color, then re-assigned with the value of a specific color based on a “tropical” Pantone palette. The re-assignment of color is based on the value system set by red, green or blue.  Viewing the print through one of the three filters, selected images become visible while simultaneously obscuring other elements. While the filters become tools for revelation and clarity for a monochromatic narrative, they also produce a mottled background by obfuscating the other narratives that exist on the same surface.

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Born in the Philippines, Maria Dumlao works in various combined media, including film, video, sound, photography, and installation. Dumlao’s work has been exhibited, screened and performed at venues including Art in General, Momenta Art Gallery and Schroeder Romero Gallery in NYC, Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago, The Contemporary Museum in Hawaii, and internationally. Recent exhibitions in the last year include a solo at Vox Populi Gallery, a solo at Black Oak House and a commissioned work for the Asian Arts Initiative’s 25th Anniversary exhibition, Then and Now. Dumlao is a recipient of 2017 Leeway Foundation Art & Change grant. Dumlao received a BA in Studio Art/Art History from Rutgers College and a MFA in Studio Art at Hunter College-CUNY. Dumlao is an Associate Professor of Art at Bucks County Community College in Pennsylvania. Upcoming exhibition and projects in the fall 2018 include The Project Mosaic 2018 at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, Making Space at Moore College of Art and Design, and a special exhibition at The Pingyao International Photography Festival in China. Her current work, History in RGB, explores individual and collective history as viewed through multiple lenses. Using images of history, popular culture, mythic folklore, landscapes, and creatures, she proposes alternatives to the systemic representations ordered by colonial narratives.