Distansya marks the beginning of a year-long programming initiative between Ace Hotel and FAM called Pulling Focus. This group exhibition presents new and recent work by four artists of Filipino descent living and working in the New York metropolitan area. These artworks, in particular, paradoxically embody and disembody, reveal and obscure, abstract and confound personal and cultural chronicles and images. Their works visually and figuratively may seem out-of-focus and esoteric, somewhat distant echoes of recorded histories or constructed identities. This is deliberate.
MAIA CRUZ PALILEO