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Erik Sausa’s latest solo exhibition, Sacred Spaces, contemplates a universal human longing to grasp what is beyond our senses. Sifting through a lifetime’s collection of reoccurring visions and elemental symbols, Sausa frames in photographs, paintings and installation his own existential questions.
Although this initially brought him apprehension, especially in contrast to his conservative Catholic upbringing, it eventually led to a deeper investigation of religion, space, time and consciousness. Bordering between dream and reality, recognition and ambiguity, Sausa reveals his own unexplainable and mystifying experiences to create hypnotic visual tensions across the exhibition. By setting these fragmented memories and imagined histories side by side, his hopes for answers and illumination continues.
Sacred Spaces is dedicated to the late Mr. Roberto Chabet, beloved mentor and artist.
For more information, call 576-5024. Manila Contemporary is open from Tuesdays to Sundays. Visit them at Whitespace 2314, Pasong Tamo Extnsion, Makati.…
Approaching the exhibition in a critical and poignant manner, The Hotel Painter seeks to reclaim Abstraction’s dignity in a society that has relegated it to mere decoration. Playfully taking the hotel environment as a starting point for this type of dismissal, Olazo attempts to look at it from another angle, where the hotel instead becomes a temporary refuge for a reflection on painting.
For the exhibition, he revisits a series made in the mid-90’s called ‘The Idiot Paintings,’ which focused on experimenting with acrylic stains, wax pouring and other varnishes. Once again taking this freer and more spontaneous strategy, he concentrates on expression rather than form by methodically filling his surfaces with seductive colors and strong gestural marks. Mistakes are, therefore, encouraged and accidents celebrated.
This exhibition coincides with Erik Sausa: Sacred Spaces that is concurrently on view in the Upstairs Gallery.
For more information, call 576-5024. Manila Contemporary is open from Tuesdays to Sundays. Visit them at Whitespace 2314, Pasong …
NOW Gallery will be holding an exhibition of recent works by abstractionist Rock Drilon. The show opens on May 23 and will run up to June 8, 2013.
The show features three series of works by Drilon: recent paintings in oil on canvas, abstract drawings and nude sketches. The artist produced these three different series simultaneously, shifting between painting and drawing, figuration and abstraction.
The works in the show are an extension of Drilon’s current body of work as an abstractionist, indicated by the presence of familiar forms and the artist’s usual visual codes. Filling up the Main Gallery space are Drilon’s recent paintings, which highlight his continuing fascination and exploration of abstraction. The paintings in this series still employ forms that have appeared in his earlier works: lines, loops, brush strokes converging to form inchoate masses.
In contrast to the paintings in the show are Drilon’s series of small drawings, exhibited in the gallery’s two smaller and more intimate spaces. One room houses his series of nude sketches, based on live models. The other …
It is only after the awakening that one realizes that the state of sleep is over – a travel, serendipitous or planned, from dreamscape to the reality. Six artists come together to depict through their art what it feels like to travel across – or sometimes, stay in between – the faint borders of night and day, past and present, mistakes and realizations, observations and recognitions, provocation and action, and stasis and motion.
Gising, featuring works by Annaleah Aldaba, Dodge Carpio, Alee Garibay, Clara Herrera, Issay Rodriguez, and Jose Tanierla, is presented to you by Forte Coffeehouse. Group show opens on May 25, 7 pm, and runs until June 8 at Forte Coffeehouse (120 Maginhawa St., Teachers Village East, Diliman, Quezon City).
For more information, contact Pat Rodriguez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An exhibit by Joe Charles Annan at the Ricco Renzo Gallery. The exhibit will run until May 30, 2013.
For more details, please visit www.riccorenzo.com or call 898-2545.
Ricco Renzo Gallery is located at G/F LRI Bulding, Nicanor Garcia St. Bel Air Makati.
Three individual exhibits will open at Now Gallery on May 4, 2013 by three emerging artists from the Manila art scene. The three solo simultaneous shows will run until May 20, 2013.
Alvin Capistrano: God’s toilet
Alvin Capistrano’s exhibit “God’s Toilet” presents layers of random images from book, magazine or internet and from other sources. An artist who was influenced by heavy metal when he was a kid, Capistrano’s imagery revels in the unedified, the common and even the vulgar and the trashy. In “God’s Toilet,” he underscores the rawness of his art by imitating the street artists of the 1980s.
Jonas Eslao: Curbside of the mind
Jonas Eslao’s new works are brave explorations of the limits of both the intellect and the senses. He chose wallflower animals as his subject, pulling them out of the mind’s margins, inviting the viewer to pause and gaze at the beauty of the wild. He distorts and contorts to create truth through illusion. The artist stripped off his mind of conventional techniques as seen in his offbeat choice …
Altro Mondo gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by Olivia d’Aboville, on view at the Greenbelt 5 gallery in Ayala Center, Makati. Sacred Geometry features at least twenty sculptural works composed largely of metal pins.
D’Aboville has been known for her textile sculptures woven out of recycled and synthetic materials. With her background in textile design, she transforms ordinary objects such as water bottles and plastic spoons into something completely strange yet familiar.
For this new exhibit, she worked mainly with metal pins and glass containers of variable shapes to create entirely new configurations. In her works, d’Aboville explores how patterns and the basic forms found in nature can lead to an infinite number of shapes, that one form can serve as the vessel for another.
Sacred Geometry opens May 16, 2013. It will be on view until June 7.
Altro Mondo gallery is located at Unit GB5-328, 3rd level Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati City. For more information, please contact Oliver Ortega at +632 501 3270, +63 918 802 6549, …
Eric Guazon presents an ensemble of oil and acrylic-base and mix-media works in his sixth solo exhibition on May 2-23 at the Nova Gallery, Don Chino Roces Avenue. For more details, call 392-7797 or email email@example.com.
Thirty contemporary artists present their personal “take” on one of the most recognized images in the world-Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. Among the participating artists are Roberto Chabet, Nilo Ilarde, Stevesantos, Lyle Buencamino, Louie Cordero, Bjorn Calleja, Froilan Calayag, Raymond Halili and Lynard Paras.
This whole month of May at the CCP. Admission to the exhibit is free. Viewing hours are from Tuesdays to Sundays, 9AM-6PM. For more information, visit www.culturalcenter.gov.ph or call the CCP Visual Arts and Museum Division at 832-1125 loc 1504/1505 or 832-3702.
The exhibit flirts with elements of the exotic in the language of contemporary art in order to present a negotiation between the global and the local, the familiar with the new, and the instant with the immutable. On view until May 25 at 1335 Mabini, Ermita. For more details, please call 254-8498, 0917-8867231 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.