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

Loaded | June 10 – July 4, 2017

Words that are “loaded” teem with meaning, with layers of nuances, colored with pointed emotion, precise with their biases.

Things, like cars are fully “loaded” when embellished with an abundance of options; while guns and cameras are fully “loaded” with deadly bullets or light sensitive film, ready to be consumed, to be fired or to take shots with.

Mutable Decay | May 13 – June 6, 2017

No one escapes decay. The manner, the rate, the form, the agents of decay, and its variables are all not constant. Decay may be altered, hastened, slowed down. Until it comes and in the final form it comes in, those in the arena: the fighters, the onlookers, controllers of fate and of the elements, may all participate—actively, aggressively, or even in passivity.

SR | April 8 -May 10, 2017

Far from looking for the muse in scenic views, beautiful faces and fiestas, the politicized Filipino painter, during the turmoil of the First Quarter Storm, was not reacting to external conditions more fed through the eyes than being fired up by issues fed through the heart and mind. History, then, was being coursed from growing […]