June 1 - 25, 2011
Having traveled and lived in the Philippines for years, Neal Oshima focused his lens on familiar subjects and issues that surround the way people live. His photos have motivated many to address the problems that largely affect us. This month, he shines a spotlight on water, beautiful and undeniably essential to everyone.
Wet is a survey of Oshima’s inspired meditations on the movement and textures of water. Black and white photos serve as windows to the photographer’s many longstanding encounters with it. With simplicity and clarity, he showcases distant landscapes embraced by the sea, still waters where mangroves nest, portraits of rivers and the ripples that run through its surface. The shades captured in each photo parallel the numerous forms by which we know water.
A celebration of the waterscapes that surround our islands, Wet allows us to sightsee and reflect on both old and new, traditional and experimental photographs. These pictures, like water are quiet and still, heavy, light, and always brimming with life.
WET by Neal Oshima opens on June 1, 2011 simultaneously with Postlocal 2011 curated by Isa Lorenzo and featuring Gaston Damag, Pow Martinez, and Lynyrd Paras at SLab, and Assemblage: Project 3 by Julius Clar at 20Square.
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