Reunion, oil on canvas, 2008, 48" X 96"
Emmanuel Garibay, a Philippine painter known for artwork that makes use of distortion and arouses social consciousness, is the 2010–11 artist in residence at Overseas Ministries Study Center.
The son of a Methodist pastor, he was raised in Davao, the multicultural city that nurtured his early interest in art. He discovered a love for painting while a student at the University of the Philippines. In1993 Garibay held his first solo exhibition, which showed his ability to paint in oil, his favorite medium, and his talent to tell a story through art. Many of Garibay’s paintings focus on everydaypeople and places. He paints ordinary people in an attempt to portray them as political entities. In this way Garibay’s activism shows through in his work. He truthfully portrays ordinary people and places, leaving out the glamor that most Filipino artists add to their work. Garibay says, “It is the richness of the poor that I am drawn to and which I am part of that I want to impart in my art.”
For more information, go online to www.omsc.org/art and www.emmanuelgaribay.com/contents.html.
The exhibition is presented by Yale Institute of Sacred Music in conjunction with the Overseas Ministries Study Center with support from Yale Divinity School. Both the exhibition and the reception are free and open to the public.
For more information, call 203-432-5062.