Surrey: Vanishing indigenous traditional art processes
Filipino Canadian artist Bert Monterona is determined to document vanishing indigenous traditional art processes, and promote the use of indigenous art materials.
On Jan. 5 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Thursday Artist Talk speaker series at the Surrey Art Gallery, Laura Moodie will introduce the work of Vancouver-based Monterona, followed by a question and answer period with artist. Monterona became well known in his homeland for creating paintings with locally-made textile paint applied with different shapes of flat bamboo sticks on chipboard, a cheap and readily-available material. He also creates tapestry-like wall murals from dye, textile paint, and acrylic on canvas, giving these works the look and feel of hand woven cloth and artifacts from South East Asia’s past. A selection of Monterona’s bamboo stick paintings and tapestry-like wall murals will be shown. Admission is free.
Surrey North Delta Leader, December 31, 2011