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"If We Opened People Up, We’d Find Landscapes" –  Jem Magbanua

Jem Magbanua

"If We Opened People Up, We’d Find Landscapes" – Jem Magbanua

$ 25.00
– Personal Narrative, Tales, and Memory–

Light Grey Art Lab 5th year anniversary exhibition

tobeyou is a special exhibition featuring 100 international illustrators, designers, and makers of all types. The exhibition celebrates individuals within the creative community, showcasing the beauty of personal narratives, stories, memory, and diversity. Each artist has created new work that emphasizes their practice, style, personality, and uniqueness through hand-pulled screen prints, framed original paintings, zines, small sculptures, photographs and more. 
tobeyou is on display March 3rd - April 15th, 2017.

You can view the gallery and archive of artwork here.


Jem Magbanua

If We Opened People Up, We’d Find Landscapes
Digital Print
Gouache, Pencil, and Digital Editing
11.7" x 16.5"

About this piece:

Growing up, I spent a significant amount of time moving from one place to another. It felt as though I did not quite grow roots that ran deep into a tangible place, a place I could consider as “home". The work materializes my idea of the “home" I carry around with me, my own little utopia. Originating from the Greek word eu-topos, utopia means “a good place”. The Greek also have a very similar sounding word, ou-topos that means “no place”. My idea of home is not a physical space I could step into but a mental space that I keep close with me.

About this artist:

Jem explores ideas of the nature of place, of human beings in place, and of the organic and artificial structures that shape such being. Her drawings are acts of contemplation on the temporality and flux of the bustling city life that surrounds her.


Purchasing Limited Edition Prints:
All prints are made per order on archival, premium matte paper with archival inks. Prints will be individually wrapped in a poly bag and shipped in a rigid cardboard tube within one week of your purchase.  For national orders, you can expect your purchased print(s) within 10 days of purchase, while international shipping will vary. **We are a small team and are only able to fill orders on Wednesdays and Fridays. As soon as your package has filled, you will receive an email confirmation and tracking number. There may be short processing period between packaging and shipping. We are not responsible for stolen, damaged, or unclaimed packages.  

Purchasing Originals:
If you purchase an original artwork from the exhibition, it will be carefully packaged and shipped after the closing of the exhibition. You will be notified when your package has shipped. We send all originals with tracking, insurance, and signature confirmation. 

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