Gus Albor at Alliance Française de Manille
() - December 1, 2008 - 12:00am

Augusto “Gus” Albor opens his latest exhibit “Radar and Innerview” tomorrow at the Alliance Française de Manille’s Total Gallery, 209 Nicanor Garcia Street (formerly Reposo Street ), Bel-Air-2, Makati City. The show is on view until Jan. 22.

For inquiries, call 895-7441, 8957585, e-mail, or

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Jojo Ballo and Cathy Lasam at One Workshop Gallery

Jojo Ballo and Cathy Lasam present a series of artworks in modular pairs — Ballo with his mandala-making and painting, and Lasam with her paper-folding sculpture — in “Counterpoise” which opens on Dec. 17 at One Workshop Gallery, ground floor, La Fuerza Plaza II, Don Chino Roces Ave. cor. Sabio St., San Lorenzo, Makati City.

For inquiries, call 819-2074 or e-mail

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Alay Sining’ at Mandarin Oriental Hotel

“Alay Sining,” a one-day exhibit sale of the works of 21 sculptors, is slated on Dec. 4, from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., at the Grand Ballroom of Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Makati City.

Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Makati West (RCMW), the exhibit sale is being held to raise funds for the club’s various community projects including the Makati West Gawad Kalinga Village project, the Gift of Life Program which provides free heart surgery for indigent children, the Hemangioma Treatment Program, and the Artificial Limbs Project for poor people in need of prosthesis.

The sculptors are National Artist Napoleon Abueva, Michael Cacnio, Eduardo Castrillo, Seb Chua, Merlito Gepte, National Artist Juan Sajid Imao, Jose Mendoza, Antonio Mondejar, Tito Obor, Ramon Orlina, Glennd Pagaduan, Ernesto Patricio, Impy Pilapil, Dan Raralio, Antonino Raymundo, Ronel Roces, Juvenal Sanso, Rinald Sotto, Francisco Verano, Priscillano Vicaldo, Jr., and Reginald Yuson.

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Eghai Roxas at CCP

Eghai Roxas presents 12 large abstract works in “Equilibrium” which opens on Dec. 11 at the Pasilyo Guillermo Tolentino, third floor hallway of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), Roxas Blvd., Pasay City. The show runs until Jan. 11, 2009.

For inquiries, call 832-3702.

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‘Pinagbuklod’ at Galeria delas Islas

 Members of the One Hand Art Group mount “Pinagbuklod” on view until Dec. 15 at Galeria delas Islas, third floor, Silahis Center, 744 Gen. Luna St., Intramuros, Manila.

For inquiries, call 527-2113.

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Mark Justiniani and Joy Mallari at Sitio Remedios

Mark Justiniani mounts his solo exhibit “Pamati” back-to-back with Joy Mallari’s “Rekwerdo” on Dec. 6 at Sitio Remedios in Currimao, Ilocos Norte. Both shows are on view until Jan. 7

The exhibits, presented by the Silangan Foundation for the Arts, Culture and Ecology in cooperation with the Sitio Remedios Heritage Foundation and Tin-aw Art Management Inc., is the first of a series of Sitio Remedios art exhibits that aim to bring art to the North.

For inquiries, call 892-7522 or e-mail

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‘Table/Tops’ at Galerie Anna

National Artist Napoleon Abueva, Ral Arrogante, Ferdie Cacnio, Mervy Pueblo, Rogger Basco, Byron Salarza, Jecky Alano, Eghai Roxas, Ronel Roces, Rey Contreras, Tala Contreras, Julie Lluch, National Artist Juan Sajid Imao, Arnel Borja, Pablo Mahinay, Jojo Sagayno, Uly Veloso, Dan Raralio, Noell El Farol, Evan Bejec, Jerry Araos, Julian Araos, Jenny Cortez, Dion Gonzalez and Lirio Salvador of the Society of Philippine Sculptors present their tabletop sculptures in “Table/Tops” which opens on Dec. 5 at Galerie Anna, seventh floor, Ramon Magsaysay Center, Roxas Blvd. cor. Dr. J. Quintos St., Malate, Manila. The show runs until Jan. 10, 2009.

For details, call 567-9483, e-mail or visit

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Farley del Rosario at Art Exchange Gallery

Farley del Rosario has rendered the huge, wheel-like structures that chased him in his sleep in “Dreamworx” on view at Art Exchange Gallery, third floor, Glorietta 4, Makati City.

For inquiries, call 752-9089 or SMS 0917-329-6273.

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Wilfredo Alicdan at Serendra

Wilfredo Alicdan mounts “Random Delight” on view until Dec. 9 at Unit 2C-05, second floor, Shops at Serendra, Bonifacio Global, Taguig City.

For inquiries, call 915-1982, SMS 0917-3296273 or e-mail

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‘Filipiniana Diabolica’ at Kaida Gallery

Visual artist Igan D’Bayan presents his latest paintings, sculptures and installation pieces in “Filipiniana Diabolica,” on view until Dec. 17 at Kaida Gallery, second floor, GFO Building, 122 Kamuning Road, Quezon City.

The subjects range from Pinoy thrillers and regal shockers to, according to the artist, “Eraserheaded babies puking neon purple bile of too much information and utter lack of wisdom.”

For inquiries, call 414-4777, e-mail “, or visit  

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Alex Tee at Boston Gallery

Alex Tee presents themes of life in a sculpture show titled “Lifelines,” which opens on Dec. 13 at The Boston Gallery, 72 Boston corner Lantana Sts, Cubao, Quezon City. The show is on view until Jan. 6.

All of Tee’s 16 pieces in cast resin illustrate life stories and lessons by way of symbol and metaphor, from birth to death, the passing of youth to old age. The imagery employed by Tee in the pieces for “Lifelines” is almost dreamlike, and in their metaphor evokes archetypal life themes and phases, or even prompts from the Subconscious. 

For inquiries, call 722-9205.

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Enzo Villanueva’s latest piece at Enzo V. Gallery

Enzo V. presents his latest piece titled “Chrysoberyl 1,” currently on view at Enzo V. Gallery, 3 Jose Abad Santos St., Little Baguio, Greenhills, San Juan.

The piece depicts the inner secret beauty of gemstones in linear abstract, possessing an earth tone. 

Enzo V. Art Enhancement School also offers art sessions in its five branches for the kids and adults.

For information, call 825-6361, SMS 0916-4615277, e-mail, or visit

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Paolo Vinluan at Finale Art File

Paolo Vinluan explores the superficial masks we present to the public and the tenuous human relations that charge civilized society in “Social Graces by Default,” which opens on Dec. 11 at Finale Art File, Warehouse 17, La Fuerza Compound, 2241 Pasong Tamo, Makati City.

Throwing an oblique take on what we consider vital in our social pursuits, the artist crowds his canvas with animal figures, Pop-Art references and surreal strokes, finished off with advertising-like typography that delivers irony with a punch. Dark with satire and crouching in a critical stance, the works disrupt our notion of what it means to function and perform in the world at large.

Visit for details.

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