Raffy Napay: Sanctuary
An accompanying catalog to Raffy Napay's solo exhibition at Ateneo Art Gallery from 22 July to 12 September 2015. Winner of the 2013 Ateneo Art Awards, Napay spent one spring in the England as that year’s recipient of the Liverpool Hope University residency grant. Known for stitching, tufting, and weaving thread and scrap fabric onto canvas, the artist drew inspiration from the temperate climes and fairy tale-like wooded surroundings of Liverpool Hope to create Sanctuary: a series of sculptures and wall-bound works that recall his short break from the chaos of Metro Manila, into the forests of the Western World, where the central image of a bird’s nest illustrates the freedom of finding a home while being in transit. Every object in the gallery is made by hand, shrouding the space in softness, while threatening to engulf the viewer; creating sanctuary in every sense of the word.
Ateneo Art Gallery, Philippines
Softcover / 8 x 8 inches / 25 pages / Color