Quarantine of Difference
Opening reception: Thurs, Oct 12, 6-8 PM
Artist will be in attendance
Exhibition: Oct 12 - Nov 11, 2017
Hours: Tu-Sa, noon - 5 PM
Wil Aballe Art Projects | WAAP
688 East Hastings St. (lower level)
VANCOUVER, BC V6A 1R1
+1 604 800 2035
Quarantine of Difference considers the notion of home as a site of refuge, belonging and the familial. Cruz compounds poetry, video, sculpture, and painting as a way to measure and articulate the often arduous space of territoriality, ownership, and settlement.
PATRICK CRUZ is a Filipino-Canadian artist and organizer working between Vancouver, Toronto and Manila, Philippines. Cruz studied painting at the University of the Philippines Diliman and received his BFA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design and an MFA at the University of Guelph. Driven by folk sentiment, his multi-disciplinary practise is informed by his interest in cultural hybridity, bio-politics and the paradoxical effects of globalization. Through his exuberant maximalist oeuvre, Cruz construes the notion of ornament and excess as a strategy of re-enchantment and destabilization.
In 2015, Cruz won the national title for the 17th annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition. Cruz is the founder of the Kamias Triennial in Quezon City, Philippines, an educational weeklong event that serves as a platform for cross-cultural exchange.