CROSSOVER

FEBRUARY 8 – FEBRUARY 25, 2020

Crossover

The act of moving from one point to another becomes the central theme among the works of the nine artists in this exhibition. However, ”Crossover” does not simply look at the physical action of this undertaking. Here, the different narratives shared by the artists through their works denote how they reflect within their personal lives and surroundings in finding meaning to memories, thoughts, and actions.

Marco Bañares’ “Law of Attraction” ponders on the resiliency of mankind when faced with different situations. The work depicts how our show of strength and positive attitude can help us tread favorable and unfavorable circumstances.

Jay Francisco visually describes in his work the struggle of having to deal with internal darkness. Taking his cue from a poem where the verses say, “leaving marks/hungry sharks/vicious wolves /in the thick woods/and their loudly, lovely barks”. Francisco leaves to the viewer our introspection to our own affrays.

Bayani Galera’s works use the image of school chairs to commemorate the past and as vessels of memories. To Galera, the chairs are not just objects but rather they hold stories that we have carried on from our childhood.

Kel Hilario’s “Ama Namin” honors the act of praying. A form of crossover from the physical to the spiritual, Hilario believes that it is the most powerful weapon that we can bring to our journey.

Emman Netollama’s work looks at the transition of a relationship between a friend who had suddenly become an enemy. Netollama illustrates how an ally betrays you in your moment of vulnerability.

Nikko Palaez’s “Better Days” is a hopeful illustration of believing that everything will be resolved in time. It emphasizes having trust and faith, which can lead you to a better tomorrow.

Kenneth Santiago’s work dwells on trusting yourself to do good and understanding that people may have different perspectives. Santiago stresses that in order for us to succeed, we must not be distracted by other forces and instead focus on our goals.

Nissa Tayle creates sculptural forms that are then turned to dolls. Each carries a character that speaks for itself through colors, style, and look. Tayle uses clay, frames, and old fabrics found from thrift shops.

Michael Villagante’s works chronicles current events around the world. Natural disasters, terror attacks, viruses among other things currently plague different countries. His works encourage solidarity and unity.

– Gwen Bautista