Gallery News

() - September 26, 2011 - 12:00am

Gus Albor at Alliance Française

MANILA, Philippines - Gus Albor mounts “Sensor” which opens on Oct. 4, with cocktails at 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., at Alliance Française Total Gallery of the Alliance Française de Manille.

“Sensor” marks the second solo exhibition of artist Gus Albor in 2011. The title of the exhibit refers to a specific work done a year ago but is being shown only now — an enigmatic piece that seems to have acquired a virtual sensory apparatus, formed out of elemental features, traversed in a «zoomed-in» type of painting composition.

The show is on view until Oct. 28.

Alliance Française de Manille is at 209 Nicanor Garcia St. (formerly Reposo St.) Bel-Air 2, Makati City.

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Lydia Velasco at Galerie Raphael

Lydia Velasco mounts Premium Velasco, which opens tomorrow at Galerie Raphael, The Shops at Serendra Mall, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

“Mother and Child” by Lydia Velasco

Featured works include As Morning Beckons, An Idyllic Moment, the harvest-inspired pieces such as With Prevailing Gratitude, Abundance and Sampaguitas and Flowers. It also includes works depicting Velasco’s interest in pre-Rapahelite art such as Allure.

For information, call 856-3034, visit http://galerieraphael.multiply.com, or e-mail galerieraphael@yahoo.com.

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“Written No. 2” by Gus Albor

Jose Joya at Ayala Museum

After concluding the masterful exhibition, “Pioneers of Philippine Art: Luna, Amorsolo, Zobel,” the Ayala Museum Third Floor Gallery features a collection of paintings by National Artist Jose Joya in “Images of Nation: Abstracting Joya,” on view until Jan. 8, 2012.

The “Images of Nation” exhibition series gathers the works by Filipino artists who were named National Artists in Visual Arts. The images presented by National Artists both identify and idealize the states of the Philippine nation through the decades.

For information, call 757-7117 to 21 or e-mail museum_inquiry@ayalamuseum.org.

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Jovan Benito at Galerie Francesca

Jovan Benito presents more of her tipos del pais pieces in “The Good Earth,” which opens tomorrow, 6:30 p.m., at Galerie Francesca, fourth floor SM Megamall A, Mandaluyong City.

“Tipos del pais” is roughly translated as country types. The term deals with paintings that depict rural scenes. Idyllic compositions and colorful scenarios are characteristic of this tradition, which reached its peak with the paintings of National Artist Fernando Amorsolo.

“Planting Rice” by Jovan Benito

The show is on view until Oct. 2.

For information, call 570-9495 or e-mail galeriefrancesca_mega@yahoo.com.

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