EXHIBITIONS

UPCOMING & ONGOING

January 23 to February 03, 2019 - Solo exhibit at Goshen Art Gallery (7 Fraser Street, #01-04, DUO Galleria, Singapore)

Katrina Pallon’s Overture for Spring:
A contemporary take on traditional Chinese aesthetics

By Hannah Jo Uy


A new year brings a host of new possibilities, and visual artist Katrina Pallon celebrated the unfolding narrative of 2019 with a collection that reflects her nuanced understanding of the Chinese culture’s aesthetic principles – principles that are strongly integrated with their appreciation and understanding of the inner workings of the universe. Throughout history, symbolism is the visual language that ancient mystics were fluent in and were endeavored to share through traditional paintings that were brimming with design elements representative of significant milestones and, at times, for the purpose of drawing in good fortune.

Pallon continues this tradition in her upcoming exhibit, “Overture for Spring", which draws viewers into an indulgent land that embodies the festive spirit of the Lunar New Year, in a collection where the artist plays with the elements of traditional Chinese paintings and infuses them in her own style to imbue them with a more contemporary take. To be held from January 23 to February 3 at Goshen Art Gallery in Singapore, the show ushers in the new year with works that showcase lush stylized floral designs complemented with elements that reveal Pallon’s strong grasp of the aesthetic nuances peculiar to Chinese culture, embodied by the dragons, bold lanterns, and the peonies symbolic of wealth and honor. Considered powerful symbols of new opportunities and resilience in the face of challenge, colourful species of birds can also be seen across the pieces such as blue jays, hornbills, and peacocks, the latter regarded as a manifestation of a celestial phoenix on earth.

Pieces featuring shades of crimson are contrasted with a triptych of pearl hues and cool blue tones paying homage to porcelain wares, a design representative of the dynasties of trade that further coloured the Chinese people’s rich history. Chinese women are also represented with the folds of their hanfu transforming into landscapes, while other pieces celebrate an all-female group of dragon dancers. As distinctive of her works, Pallon’s women are once again elevated into mystical goddesses, evoking a sense of timelessness. She reigns supreme in her kingdom, a harbinger of fortune for the days ahead.

“Overture for Spring”, can be viewed from January 23 to February 3, at Goshen Art Gallery in Singapore.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

"The End of A Cycle", Galerie Joaquin, 3rd Floor, The Podium, ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City, November 2018

"Drifter", Art Elements Asian Gallery, Level 3, SM Aura Premier, BGC Taguig City, August 2017

"Lovers, Death, Judgment", Art Underground, 814 Balagtas Street, Barangay Addition Hills, Mandaluyong City, October 2016

"Moon Blossoms: Exhibit and Book Launch", Art Underground, 814 Balagtas Street, Barangay Addition Hills, Mandaluyong City, December 2015

"Madonna Reimagined", Art Elements Asian Gallery, Level 3, SM Aura Premier, BGC Taguig City, July 2015

"ILLUMINATA: Third Solo Painting Exhibition", LRI Art Pavilion, 2nd Floor LRI Design Plaza, 210 Nicanor Garcia St., Bel Air II, Makati City, August 2013

"RESURGENCE: Second Solo Painting Exhibition", JIV Manila Art Gallery, 2/F CK Bldg. VASRA, Visayas Ave. QC, Quezon City, December 2012

"The Female of the Species: Three Years of Celebrating Beauty", Penguin Cafe and Gallery, 9815 Kamagong Street, San Antonio Village, Makati, July 2010

"Labyrinth of Blooms", Green Halo Cafe, Unit 11, Cubao Expo, Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City, September 2008

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Affordable Art Fair Singapore under the Singapore International Contemporary Art Society (SICAS), F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Boulevard, Singapore 038975, November 2018

Art Underground in Art in the Park, Jaime Velasquez Park, Salcedo Village, Makati City, April 2018

"Silk Road", Provenance Art Gallery, 2nd Floor, Shangri-La at the Fort, BGC Taguig City, February 2018

"Women in Art", Art Anton, G/F S Maison, Conrad Hotel Manila, Marina Way, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City, January 2018

ManilART 2017 under Dave Art Gallery, SMX Convention Center, SM Aura, BGC Taguig City, October 2017

"The Creative Flow" (organized by the Singapore International Contemporary Art Society), Rendezvous Hotel Singapore, 9 Bras Basah Rd, Singapore 189559, August 2017

"Little Creatures", Art Underground, 814 Balagtas Street, Barangay Addition Hills, Mandaluyong City, May 2017

New York International Contemporary Art Society in Artexpo New York, Pier 94, 711 12th Ave, New York, NY 10019, April 2017

Art Underground in Art in the Park, Jaime Velasquez Park, Salcedo Village, Makati City, April 2017

Galerie Anna in Art Fair Philippines, The Link Carpark, Ayala Center, Makati City, February 2017

"All About Women", Art Anton, G/F S Maison, Conrad Hotel Manila, Marina Way, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City, February 2017

"Fundamentals 2.0: A Collection of Modern and Contemporary Drawings", Galerie Stephanie, Unit 1B, Parc Plaza Building, E. Rodriguez Jr. Ave., Libis, Quezon City, June 2016

Art Underground in Art in the Park, Jaime Velasquez Park, Salcedo Village, Makati City, April 2016

"Endangered Visions" under Gallery Nine at ManilART 2014, SMX Convention Center, SM Aura, BGC Taguig City, October 2014

Sinag Microfunds' "Dreams on Canvas", Bulwagan ng Dangal, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City, May 2014

Camp Rebuild's Charity Art Show, Rebels Ark, Los Angeles, California, May 2014

"The Call of the Void: A Two-Man Show by Katrina Pallon and Isobel Francisco", Art Gallery Asia, 3F Patriarch Building, 2224 Pasong Tamo corner Don Bosco Street, Makati City, December 2013

"Artmoves", LRI Art Pavilion, 2nd Floor LRI Design Plaza, 210 Nicanor Garcia St., Bel Air II, Makati City, October 2013

"Citation/ Derivation: A Tribute to Pablo Picasso by Katrina Pallon and Buen Abrigo", Altro Mondo at The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences, 119 L.P. Leviste St., Salcedo Village, Makati City, September 2013

"A Third Helping of Instant Doodles", My Little Art Place, 222 Wilson St., San Juan City, January 2013

"Pet Project Fundraising Exhibit", Whitespace, Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati City, November 2012

ManilART 2012 under JIV Manila Art Gallery, SMX Convention Center, Pasay City, October 2012

"Nurturer, Virgin, Monster", Secret Fresh Gallery B, Ronac Art Center, Ortigas Avenue, Greenhills, June 2012

"Tattoo My Colors", Fashion Art Gallery, 24 J-Erestian corner K1st, Kamuning, Quezon City, April 2012

"Women on Women", Altro Mondo Arte Contemporanea, 3rd Level Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati City, March 2012

"Paper Works", Art Informal in Art in the Park, Jaime Velasquez Park, Salcedo Village, Makati City, February 2012

"Flowershow: Contemporary Takes on the Floral", Krem Contemporary Art, 27 Scout Ybardaloza Street, Quezon City, May 2011

"Dream, Paper, Dream", Vinyl on Vinyl, The Collective, Malugay St., Makati, March 2011

"Art For Youth’s Sake: Eksibit Para Sa Kabataan ng Payatas", Southwing Lobby, House of Representatives, Quezon City, November 2009

"When I Grow Up: Art Sale and Exhibition for the Benefit of CRIBS Foundation Inc.", Powerplant Mall, Makati City, October 2009

"Glass Utopia", Verdana Art Gallery Studio, 39 Castrillo Street, Corinthian Gardens, Quezon City, April 2009

"In The Absence of a Common Ground", Habi Home Interiors Gallery, Unit C-235 Serendra, Fort Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, July 2008

"Epson Photo Imaging Exposition: 200 Best Images 2005", Shangri-la Mall Art Space, Ortigas, October 2005

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