A catalog of Ryan Villamael's solo exhibition Locus Amoenus at the Ateneo Art Gallery in 2018. Locus Amoenus or “pleasant place” is an installation composed of finely cut latticework from replicas of geographical maps which resemble foliage and fronds. Its first iteration was in 2016 at the Singapore Art Museum for the Singapore Biennale. It was also shown at the MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Ryan Villamael was a 2015 Ateneo Art Awards – Fernando Zóbel Prizes for Visual Art winner and the recipient of La Trobe University and Liverpool Hope University residency grants.
Ateneo Art Gallery, Philippines
Softcover / 8 x 8 inches / 12 pages / Color