Gallery News: Agnes Arellano at The Crucible
Rosalinda L. Orosa (The Philippine Star) - November 18, 2013 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - Agnes Arellano traces the route and roots of eroticism in her art to the nude paintings of her grand uncle Juan Arellano in “Salome: Homage to Juan,” which opens tomorrow at The Crucible Gallery, fourth floor, SM Megamall A, Mandaluyong City.

For information, call 635-6061.

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Manok Ventura at West Gallery

Manok Ventura plays with the power of perspective to give viewers different ways to see his new works in “Souvenirs,” which is on view until Nov. 25 at West Gallery, Mary Santos ArtCade, 48 West Ave., QC.

For details, call 411-0336 or 411-9221.

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‘Ika 2 Yugto’ at Galeria de las Islas

Ugnayang Tomasino will hold “Ika 2 Yugto,” which is slated from Nov. 23 to Dec. 20 at Galeria de las Islas, Silahis Center, Gen. Juan Luna St., Intramuros, Manila.

The show will feature over 20 paintings by UST Fine Arts Alumni such as Yannie Rumbaoa, Willy Tadeo Layug, Art Tibaldo, Danilo Marcelo, Federico Sievert, Sammy Lee, Rafael Concepcion, Danny Simbulan Rodriguez, Totie San Juan, Ernie Velasquez, Anjie Jimenez, Lette Lelette, April Gamboa Villacorta, Arnie Delos Reyes, Susan Puno Villnueva, Jose Vinluan Zulueta, Maxima Esguerra Pestano Long, Rita Teresa Batalla-Laforteza and Janet Baisa Simeon.

For inquiries, call 527-2113 or e-mail

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Two shows at Finale Art File

Finale Art File holds two shows — “Playing House” and “Surface Area” — which are on view until Nov. 25 at Finale Art File, Warehouse 17, La Fuerza, 2241 Chino Roces Ave., Makati City.

“Playing House” features Yasmin Sison’s new paintings incorporating images of dollhouse furniture, conjuring images related to home, memory and structure.

Curated by Mariano Ching, “Surface Area” is a group show featuring the works of Allan Balisi, Zean Cabangis, Mariano Ching, Mark Andy Garcia, Eugene Jarque, Sam Kiyoumarsi, Erwin Leano, Ling Quisumbing Ramilo, Mac Valdezco, MM Yu and the Weather Bureau.

For details, call 813-2310, e-mail or visit

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Ed Arcilla at Ricco Renzo Gallery

Ed Arcilla  showcases his window works in “Cathedral Windows,”which  is on view at Ricco Renzo Gallery, Suite 206 LRI Design Plaza, 210 Nicanor Garcia St., Bel-Air II, Makati City.

For details, call or SMS 0917-5641262 or visit

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Six shows at Nineveh Artspace

Nineveh Artspace marks its 10th anniversary with six shows — “D Kids Are Alright” by Renato “Jojo” Barja Jr., “To the Land of Promise” by Ronald Jeresano, “Birds’ Eye View” by Salvador Sierra, “Nice and Naughty” by Jeffrey Salon, and “Lagunenyo” by Laguna-based artists, and a group show “Tagpuan: Unang Dekada” — which are on view until Dec. 15 at Nineveh Artspace, Jonah’s House of Prayer, 1st Ave., Villa Silangan Subdivision, Brgy. San Pablo, Laguna.

For inquiries, call (049) 572-6617 or SMS 0927-9313951.

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Al Perez at Art Center

Al Perez depicts the unfading glory of the country’s ancient Roman Catholic churches in “Mga Likhang Sining ni Al Perez,” which opens on Nov. 27 at Art Center, SM Megamall A, Mandaluyong City. The show runs until Dec. 10.

For information, call 634-2704.

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Joe Datuin at Gallery of Greenbelt 5

Joe Datuin presents 40 stainless steel sculptures, mosaics and mixed media paintings in “A Touch of World Class,” which opens on Nov. 22 at the Gallery of Greenbelt 5, second floor, Greenbelt 5, Makati City.

For inquiries, call or SMS 0917-8072089.

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Jose Santos III at BenCab Museum

Jose Santos III continues his exploration of objects as eloquent forms in “In Transition,” which is on view until Dec. 1 at the Gallery Indigo of BenCab Museum, Km. 6, Asin Rd., Tuba, Metro Baguio.

The show is brought to the BenCab Museum by Artinformal.

For information, call 442-7165, e-mail or visit

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Rafael Pacheco at GSIS Museum of Art

Rafael Pacheco marks his 81st birthday with a retrospective exhibition titled “Ka Paeng,” which opens tomorrow at the GSIS Museum of Art, GSIS Financial Center, Pasay City. The show runs until Dec. 7.

For inquiries, call or SMS 0920-5559284 or e-mail

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Iggy Rodriguez at Manila Contemporary

Iggy Rodriguez presents a surreal and searing critique on the dynamics of class and social injustice that affect Filipinos today in “Hangganan,” which is on view until Dec. 5 at Manila Contemporary, Whitespace, 2314 Don Chino Roces Ave. Ext., Brgy. Magallanes, Makati City.

For details, call 576-5024 or visit

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‘Contours of Loss’ at vMeme Contemporary Art Gallery

Lester Amacio, Crown Dolot, Michelle Hollanes Lua, Alab Pagarigan and Paul Eric Roca narrate, theorize, question, embrace and investigate the contours of loss and the promise of hope in “Countours of Loss,” which is on view until Dec. 14 at vMeme Contemporary Art Gallery, second floor, CK Bldg., 61 Visayas Ave., QC.

For details, call 502-2578 or visit

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Magno Gaza at San Agustin Museum

Magno Gaza showcases his woodworks in “Inukit ng Betis,” which opens on Nov. 20 at San Agustin Museum, Intramuros, Manila. The show runs until Dec. 20.

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