A pair of Filipina artists are enjoying the successful run of their joint exhibit entitled, Chasing the Quotidian: Two women photographers in lure of light, a collection of photography by artists Little Wing Luna and Jo A, at the vMeme Contemporary Art Gallery.
Chasing the Quotidian explores the ambiguity of the female gaze as often associated with so-called regularities of the everyday, the securities of domesticity, and convenience of femininity. This particular concept is argued upon by the exponential surfacing of women photographers like Luna and Santos whose practices exemplify that associations in regularities, securities and conveniences are mere assumptions.
A mosaic of images shot by Luna and Santos find and express enlightenment and attest to the irrelevance of such assumptions. The shutter is witness to the female gaze looking and seeing in meta-critical fashion. Luna and Santos run after meanings and meta-meanings, narratives and meta-narratives, constructs and meta-constructs—all beyond regularity, security and convenience. This exhibit explicates the monumental, the critical, the universally particular, the particularly universal, the comical, the arresting, the fantastic, the ironic and the hopeful in the mundane.
The exhibit, curated by Avie Felix, is part of a multi-pronged project to develop an archive of works by Filipino women photographers.
vMeme Contemporary Art Gallery is located at 61 Visayas Ave. Quezon City. The exhibit runs until November 9. For more information, log on to www.vmemecontemporary.com or call 964-5951.