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Myself as Adam after the Big Bang
Jan Leeroy New
6 June – 5 July 2006
The Third Floor Foyer
Artist Jan Leeroy New opens his first one-man exhibit at the UP Jorge B. Vargas Museum on 6 June 2006.
“Myself as Adam after the Big Bang” shows New’s current practice in art, which he draws from his fascination with biblical stories, local folklore, superstitions, and both religious and secular Filipino iconography. The underlying theme for this exhibition is the Genesis. New stylizes this with a depiction of the creative nature of the Big Bang explosion. He explains his current works as a move into his deeper self as an artist, nonetheless bearing both historical and cultural forces that initially shaped him.
New is a senior at the UP College of Fine Arts in Diliman. He was given the Outstanding Award for Visual Arts and the Sunico Foundation for Arts and Technology Scholarship when he graduated from the Philippine High School for the Arts in Mt. Makiling, Los Baños, Laguna. He has also joined a number of art competitions and group exhibitions both in Luzon and Mindanao.
“Myself as Adam after the Big Bang” runs until 5 July 2006. For inquiries, please call Linda at 928-1927, or email [email protected].