The Gallery at Pineapple Lab is an incubator of artistic expression and a reflection of the Philippines’ evolving contemporary visual arts scene. It champions Filipino and Fil-X artists to be able to exhibit their works while giving exposure to their pieces and access to the general public. Partnerships with cultural organizations and international visual arts collaborations are also programmed throughout the year to sit alongside local works.
Exhibit Date: May 8th to 19th 2018
Pineapple Lab presents Lucid Dreaming, a book launch and exhibition featuring the works of Ritz Marie. With Lucid Dreaming, Ritz Marie gives viewers an intimate look into her artistic journey, using photography and painting to evoke the cross-section between reality and the imagination.
In this exhibit, Ritz Marie declares her state of personal vulnerability. Each photograph serves as a personal letter to the viewer. A show that was more than ten years in the making reveals growth in many aspects of her individuality and her artistry. It was during her conscious state of imaginative contemplations that all her work was transformed into reality.
The photographs are intertwined with paintings from various artists whose work was drawn to her soul. The photos represent her reality while the paintings represent the interconnectedness of her imagination and inner world to others. Taken as a whole, the show is a story about self-discovery, with a study in beauty, melancholy, nostalgia, growing pains and subtle joy from within – the kind of joy that illuminates the soul, but is not necessarily reflected through a smile. Additionally, the current showcase of moments, reflect the being of her soul, injected with a sense of connectedness and wonder with others where personal relationships lay.
The Journal of Lucid Dreaming is a piece showing snippets of life behind the inspiration for the individual pieces. It documents the unsaid process of her workflow, showing personal photographs from childhood, with family and friends, and also ink containing the artist’s inner musings.
Works will be available for viewing starting May 8, 2018 to May 19, 2018. Pineapple Lab Gallery at 6053 R. Palma Street, Barangay Poblacion, Makati City. Operating hours are 11am to 6pm from Tuesdays through Sundays.
About the Artist
Ritz Marie playfully goes through life with a sense of wonder and transforms experiences and tribulations into this thing called people call art.