Altro Mondo · Arte Contemporanea
3rd Level, Greenbelt 5,
Ayala Center, Makati City, Philippines
February 11 – 28, 2016
Opening: Feb 11, 2016 at 6 PM
In her work, as in her life, Lenore Lim (US FWN100™ '09), moves between worlds. Her recent body of prints, assembled here in Layered Life, is the culmination of Lim’s trajectory as an artist, community leader, teacher, and mother. Weaving together an array of materials, these works speak to Lim’s place in a chain that reaches across communities, continents, and lifetimes.
Lim has worked in print since the mid-1980’s, when she moved to New York after building a career as an educator and painter in Vancouver and the Philippines. Her work builds complex assemblages through the interlacing of fabric, text, plant-life, and the artist’s fluid hand. Lim is a printmaker’s printmaker: working most recently with lithography, intaglio, and chine collé, her playful marks belie the work’s technical mastery. Lim has worked with Master Printmaker Devraj Dakoji, a long time collaborator and friend, of the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop (RBPMW).
Like any successful printmaker, Lim is a tenacious scavenger. Many of her works were produced with paper collected over Lim’s travels, which span decades. Lim’s work betrays the pragmatism and resourcefulness of a woman juggling evolving roles. Lim’s story, from early education teacher, to successful artist, to community leader, speaks to a deep reverence for the fabric of collective knowledge, as well as a commitment to extending that knowledge forward.
Lim has been an early adopter of new technology, experimenting with digital processes as early as the 1980’s. An active community organizer, Lim has spearheaded numerous projects that provide opportunities for emerging artists in the Philippines.