Gallery News: Jayson Cortez at ArtistSpace, Ayala Museum

(The Philippine Star) - October 20, 2014 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - Jayson Cortez tackles the makings of attractiveness by glorifying the female form, flora and fauna in “Conspiracy of Beauty,” which opens on Oct. 22 at ArtistSpace, ground floor, Ayala Museum Annex, Makati Ave. corner Dela Rosa St., Greenbelt Park, Makati City.

In this show, Cortez shares his own perception of beauty by attempting photorealism and surrealism and achieving extreme likeness; and in the process, establishing imageries that are uniquely his own.

For inquiries, call 759-8288 or email artistspace@ayalafoundation.org.









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Valen Valero at Renaissance

Valen Valero presents sculptures made of discarded electric meters in “Electric Dreams,” which opens on Oct. 25 at Renaissance Art Gallery, fourth floor, The Artwalk, SM Megamall A, Mandaluyong City. The show runs until Nov. 8

For details, call 555-7790 or 637-3101.

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‘Home Is Where the Art Is’ in Alabang

The Palette of Artists holds “Home Is Where the Art Is,” which is on view at the Home Zone Area in Alabang, Muntinlupa.

The group is composed of young artists enrolled at the Parents for Education Foundation (PAREF) Southridge, Woodrose School, and other schools mostly in the south.

For information, call or SMS Richard Garcia at  0917-2033913, or email rgarcia@southridge.ph.

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Vincent Leong at Silverlens Singapore

Vincent Leong presents new body of works encompassing painting, printed objects, digital media and performance in “Vincent Leong: Hari Ini Dalam Sejarah (This Day in History)” which is on view until Nov. 23 at Silverlens Gillman Barracks, Singapore.

The title is borrowed from an educational TV and radio program,  Hari Ini Dalam Sejarah, aired on Malaysian national television and radio since 1980, which creates a bridge between the trials and achievements of a nation’s past to present. The exhibition itself as a whole poses questions about nationalism and patriotism, news and propaganda, history and progress.

For details, call (+65) 6694-4077 or visit www.silverlensgalleries.com.

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Four shows at Pinto Art Museum

Candice Arellano, Reymar Gacutan, Erwin Leaño and Jim Orencio hold simultaneous solo shows — “Dalawang Oras Kada Araw,” “Rebirth,” “Bare” and “At the Edge of the Forest,” respectively — which open on Oct. 26 at Pinto Art Museum, Silangan Gardens, No 1 Sierra Madre St. Grand Heights Antipolo City. The shows run until Nov. 23.

In “Dalawang Oras Kada Araw,” Arellano challenges the notion of the contexts of viewing an artwork exclusively in a “finished state” and in the confines of the white cube parameters of the gallery space.

In “Rebirth,” Gacutan illustrates his socio-commentary on commodity value and the vicissitudes of economic systems on contemporary life.

In “Bare,” Leaño explores the concept of bareness as a facet of simplicity — even as it refers to the idea of nakedness as truth — in a series of monochromatic works on canvas featuring the forms and tones of the female nude body.

In “At the Edge of the Forest,” Orencio shares his advocacy of tree-planting as a response to the dangers of deforestation.

For inquiries, call 697-1015 or email pintoartmuseum@yahoo.com.

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Al Perez at Art Circle Gallery

Al Perez holds his one-man show “Mga Obra ni Al Perez,” which opens on Oct. 22 at Art Circle Gallery, fourth floor, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Mandaluyong City. The show runs until Nov. 2.

For information, call 634-3306.

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Demetrio dela Cruz at Boston Art Gallery

Demetrio dela Cruz layers and manipulates industrial materials and integrates a skillful rendition in oil to come up with a new series of 3D artworks in “Transparencies,” which is on view until Nov. 9 at Boston Art Gallery, 72 Boston St. corner Lantana St., Cubao, QC.

For inquiries, call 722-9205.

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‘If Trees Could Talk’ at Globe Art Gallery

Globe Telecom showcases “If Trees Could Talk,” an environment-themed exhibition featuring the works of 27 of the country’s most promising and admired artists, which is on view until today at the Globe Art Gallery, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

Organized by the Center for Art, New Ventures and Sustainable Development (CANVAS), in partnership with Project Bakawan, the show explores the tension-fraught relationship between human and nature, suggesting that if trees could talk (and people would listen), they could have quite a few things to say.

Participating artists include Leonard Aguinaldo, John Paul Antido, Marcel Antonio, Elmer Borlongan, Ruel Caasi, Ninel Constantino, Anton del Castillo, Daniel dela Cruz, Demetrio dela Cruz, Ferdinand Doctolero, Alee Garibay, Emmanuel Garibay, Rommel Joson, Erwin Leaño, Dante Lerma, Joven Mansit, Ferdinand Montemayor, Jim Orencio, J Pacena II, Anthony Palomo, Jerson Samson, Brendale Tadeo, Tammy Tan, Palma Tayona, Jomike Tejido, Roderick Tijing and Wire Tuazon.

The artworks, accompanied by poems, essays and short stories, anchor a new book of the same title to be published by CANVAS this November. Copies of the book will then be donated to children in public schools and disadvantaged communities throughout the Philippines, as part of CANVAS’ One Million Books for One Million Children campaign.

Proceeds of the sale of the artworks will benefit artist grants for Project Bakawan, an environmental art fair to be held in UP Diliman in February 2015.

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