Striking Affinities: Santiago Bose | Silverlens Galleries
SILVERLENS is pleased to present Striking Affinities, a solo exhibition by Santiago Bose. This show, curated by Patrick Flores, marks the second cycle of the three-part exhibition series planned for the late artist entitled Santiago Bose: Painter, Magician; the first instalment, Bare Necessities occurred in 2019. All spaces within the gallery will be dedicated to this presentation, which features a myriad of works that reflect Bose’s artistic influences from a lifetime of travel and creative experimentation.
The exhibition explores the geographic coordinates of Santiago Bose’s practice: Baguio, Manila, New York, Adelaide, Bali, and Spratly Islands. These places are homelands, contact zones, passage ways, hot spots, exhibition sites – shaping the work of Bose in the same way that the artist in a reciprocal gesture shaped them. They are mapped out in the exhibition to remember the movements of Bose as well as to understand how he likewise speculated on possible worlds beyond the existing cartography within which he circulated with interest, if not with alacrity. Part of the three-part Bose project, this second iteration follows through Bare Necessities, which laid out the groundwork of artistic impulse and the fundamentals of risk.
Words by Patrick Flores