EXHIBITS

CURRENT

Phosphenes | August 14-30, 2018

Artists Aileen Dela Cruz, Anne Lacaba, Leny Leonor and Tokwa Peñaflorida come together in a group exhibition titled “Phosphene”. The title refers to a visual phenomenon wherein the eyes detect or see rings or spots of light brought upon by stimulations other than an actual light source. Metaphorically, it stands for the recurring images that the artists are currently exploring in their respective creative practice. In iconography, this can be referred to as a motif, a recurring image in a composition which is employed for its symbolic function or as a decorative element, motif in common parlance can be synonymous to the terms “theme” or “style”. While the four artists differ in styles and themes, they are brought together by the way they incorporate the use of motif in their works not only for this exhibition but in their entire body of works.

| Dark | Light | August 14 – 30, 2018

Poverty is a reaper that harvests what’s in every single one of us — it leaves us empty, and numbed that we may endure all the darkness of the present. Denmark clinches on this idea, and is asserted in the overall outlook of his works. The transparency of the grudgingly looking eyes, the tumultuous texture of barbed wires, and the distinctive portrayal of mother and child does not simply explain but successfully promulgate that the absence of security is responsible for our social unrest.

PAST

Nesting Ground | June 2 – June 19, 2018

Evoked by interweaving roots to compose face and torso of a woman through intricate and meticulous technique, with no visible beginning and end, the subject matter which Herwin Buccat is known for and is in full-display in his first solo show, Nesting Ground, represents at once an allegory and archetype.

Sa Panahon Ng Damuho | May 5 – 28, 2018

On the horizon of the art of the artists who have gathered for this exhibition is a savage. The word in Filipino, which is the title of this project, is more graphic and unerring. It is surely a reference to a political monstrosity that the artists glean in the landscape.

Divine Dramedy | April 8 – April 30, 2018

Among the contemporary Filipino artists working today, Pogs Samson and Jojit Solano are perhaps two of the most fearless examiners of the national id, laying bare the bones of our collective failure and moral decay.

Ama, Anak | March 10 – April 3, 2018

What is an identity? Is it a list of characteristics, visible or invisible, that can be rattled off as one would of the information in a birth certificate? Is it performative, something that has to be acted out continually, until something like habit emerges, shaping and defining the individual?