17 — 28 October 2018 | ARO Gallery
Terra habitatur is a solo exhibition of Randal Arvilla’s latest encaustic work.
The exhibition title honours the rich cultural history of first nations which have been eroded by colonisation. The term proclaims existence, identity and life in the face of its denial. In his latest body of work, Arvilla explores our connections to the land and his ancestral bond with Costa Rica as an Australian dual citizen with Latin American heritage. Arvilla’s encaustic paintings resonate with the nuanced substrates of history, through pattern, layer and erasure. Curated by Susannah Smith
DNA Costa Rica
8 April - 4 June 2017 | Municipal Museum of Cartago
Randal Arvilla’s mixed media art work Mal de Patria or Homesickness will be featured in the 3rd Annual Salon organised by the Costa Rican Association of Visual Artists. The 2017 theme is “What is Costa Rican Identity?” (ADN-CRI) and will be held at the Municipal Museum of Cartago, Costa Rica (Central-America). Arvilla presents a diptych self portrait, juxtaposing a digital photo and an encaustic painting on board. Through this abstracted self-portrait, Arvilla questions his Costa Rican identity and explores his dual citizenship.
1 - 26 March 2017 | Collab Gallery
miniature is a group show designed and curated by Heather Tralaggan and Susannah Smith of Collab. As per Collab’s concept, miniature asks us to lean in, look closer and find the infinite in the minute. Participating artists have been engaged in the small scale in form or subject – all reconsider a playful re-encounter with the tradition of the ‘miniature’. Arvilla's Self Portrait series of encaustic paintings will be featured in the show.
22 - 31 August 2016 | Galería Kroma
ACAV (Asociación Costarricense de Artistas Visuales) and Galería KROMA present: EXPRESIONES 2016, a survey of contemporary Costa Rican art, featuring work by 70 members of the Costa Rican Association of Visual Artists. This comprehensive group show takes place at Kroma Gallery located at Combai Center in Escazú, Costa Rica (Central America). Three encaustic studies on board from Randal Arvilla's Estudio de Encáustica series have been selected for the exhibition.