Hair-pulling Between Good and Evil

October 9
 - December 11, 2021
This exhibition features Filipino artists exploring personal and historical identities, weaving together materials, family histories, and connections.
Christopher Velasco and Dakota Noot
Works by
Nica Aquino, Jullianne De La Cruz, John DeCastro, Cirilo Domine, Mark Golamco, Philip Košćak, Christine Morla, Michael Rippens, Gloria Gem Sánchez, and Diane Williams

The Philippines has a rich tradition of weaving and mixed media. The artists in this exhibition not only weave together different materials, but family histories and connections in Hair-pulling Between Good and Evil. Identity is personal, historical, and even haunted. Pulling from disparate identities of first, second, and third generations, but also mixed-raced backgrounds, the artists bridge familial tradition and heritage between the living and the dead. Ancestral spirits and family connections continue to occupy the Filipino diaspora, which the artists explore in this exhibition. These elements are played out in mixed media assemblage, sculpture, weavings, paintings, photography, and performance.

Hair-pulling Between Good & Evil is made possible by support from the Pasadena Art Alliance and the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles.

Virtual Exhibition