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.


BLUE MOON by Cyd Chua

Exhibit Dates: March 8th to 13th 2018

Pineapple Lab invites you to the Artist Reception of Cyd Chua’s “Blue Moon,” a continuum of her second solo exhibit “Shattering Inhibitions: The Women I Let Out.” This exhibit will take you to Cyd’s journey of rediscovering the female form, not only as a symbol of strength, but as an armor to decontextualize constructs imposed upon women.

Dress Code: ALL WHITE

When we asked Cyd Chua what her favorite medium to paint with was, she smiled shyly and said, “Wine.”

While it’s true that Cyd is often seen with a paintbrush in one hand and a glass of red on the other, she stabs at some deeper characteristic in her work when she cracks this coquettish joke… There is something Dionysian, something orgiastic in that classic Greek way that hits you when you take in her works.

Underneath the strict palette she limits her forms to – deep blacks, crackly whites and grayish hues – there is a wildness thrumming. It is as if a cage is about to crack open; an aching tension in the taut limbs, the arched curving spines, and upturned jaws she gestures unto her canvasses are a statement that speak of the power of the feminine form; the beauty that reverberates like dancing heat from all those who choose to remain resilient.



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