Agnes Arellano

A renowned sculptor whose work and life blur as she delves into the feminine and its multiple aspects, especially the divine, mystical, and erotic; Arellano creates a shrine to her female alter-egos in the art fair.

Upon entering a dark, temple-like space, one encounters four larger-than-life celestial beings reconstructed from live casts of the artist’s own naked body, sculpted in cast stone and stained with tea. The viewer is invited to sense the enlightenment of Dakini, Tantric sky dancer; the life-giving of Inanna, multi-breasted cow goddess; the conflicting powers of retribution and benevolence of Kali, Hindu goddess of Time, Death, and Destruction; and the epiphany of the Magdalene, Christ’s most beloved disciple.