Glovebox Film Festival

Monday, June 29, 2009

Glovebox Artist Victor Yambao

Our friend Victor Yambao was kind enough to answer some of our questions and show us his workspace. You can see his work in our next show, JUNKO REVIVAL. 

How did you approach the theme of Junko Revival?
I went out looking for out for Art Supplies. Dumpster Diving basically. Ignore looking like a weirdo for a bit and walk around with a garbage bag excitedly looking through the neighbor's trash . I was collecting anything that looked interesting. Then I found a Banana Republic Bag full of wire hangers and I basically knew the direction of my work after that.

Are found objects/recycled materials typically part of your work? 
My artist life started from collecting found objects and making them into something. This was something I've grown to love as a kid in Manila. This one time, I remember several houses burned down in my area, and after the family of those houses salvaged whatever survived in the fire, me and the kids would  scavenge for toys or things we could make into toys. As an adult, it was art school that heightened this cheap collecting of discarded materials. Whenever I see a dumpster anywhere, curiosity tickles my brain and it takes a lot for me not to go diving in there.

Did the idea of a "green art show" make you think about using objects/Recycled Materials differently?
I think about a bit George Carlin did a while ago abut Environmentalism. He said, "The planet isn't going anywhere....We are." Basically talking about how the planet will always be beautiful with or without us or whatever we do to it. It will use whatever is left and incorporate it into its new ecosystem. Which kinda sucks for us, since I've grown to like it here. Anyways, my piece was kind of inspired by that. Destroying and manipulating the wire hangers and t-shirt and putting them back together into something beautiful. Beautiful, but as functional to us as the skull I modeled it after.

Liz is giggling a lot and wants me to ask you about your experiences growing up next to a shoe factory. 
I never grew up next to a shoe factory, Liz! I was misquoted by AIB when I said there was a lot of discarded materials to be found because there was a flip flops and sandals manufacturing building nearby...Actually, it was more of a house than a building. It was one of the houses that burned down. I had a field day going through that rubble.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009



It’s dumpster diving for art’s sake! Opening July 12, 2009


July 12, 2009 – Rescue Apparel & Accessories is hosting Glovebox’s latest show, JUNKO REVIVAL, a group art show featuring the work of local artists. The artwork is themed around environmental-consciousness, and uses found materials, recycled goods or just plain old junk!


The art can be viewed and purchased at the opening reception on July 12th from 7-10 pm at Rescue (252 Brighton Avenue, Allston). The show will be ongoing from July 12th to August 9th.


Glovebox is a non-profit grassroots organization that promotes local artists while creating a community in which they can share their ideas. For updates on future openings, or to learn how to submit your own artwork, visit Glovebox has recently been featured in the Metro for its last show, “SPIN,” which was themed around vinyl records and cassette tapes. 

“Artists put a fresh “SPIN” on old media”

-Luke O’ Neil, Boston Metro


Rescue, a buy/sell/trade boutique in Allston, offers apparel and accessories that are a mix of the old and the new with a decidedly modern focus.  The store has garnered attention from The Boston Globe, Daily Candy, The Boston Phoenix, and Lucky Magazine and was voted one of 2008's "Best of the New" by the Globe Sunday Magazine.