Faith, Institution, Society, and History
On display at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music
409 Prospect Street, New Haven
November 29 - January 28
Reception, Thursday, December 2, 4:30 - 6
Presented in collaboration with the Overseas Ministries Study Center with support from Yale Divinity School
Emmanuel Garibay, the 2010–11 artist in residence at the Overseas Ministries Study Center, is a Philippine painter known as much for his expressionist figurative style as for the content of many of his works, which often express a keen social and political consciousness. After graduating from the University of the Philippines with a degree in fine art, he studied European and Philippine masters on his own. His first exhibition was held in 1993, and he built on some of the recognition he received by exhibiting and traveling more widely in Europe, Asia, and the United States. Garibay has said, “It is the richness of the poor that I am drawn to and which I am a part of, that I want to impart.” He often paints ordinary people in scenes of political, religious, and social complexity, where controversial issues of justice and truth are presented vigorously and colorfully. “Art is all about an idea that you want to share, a way of seeing the world that you want people to appreciate in their world.”
The exhibition is presented by the Yale Institute of Sacred Music in collaboration 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. More information is at 203 – 432-5062 or online to www.omsc.org/art and www.emmanuelgaribay.com/contents.html.