“Higg’s Boatswain and Other Matters,” paintings by Pandy Aviado, opens Sept. 18 in Crucible Gallery (4/F, SM Megamall, Bldg. A, Mandaluyong; tel. 6356061). The images used in the recent paintings were inspired by particle physics and classic Greek mythology.
Nune Alvarado and daughter at Ysobel
“Garhum” mounts painting by father-and-daughter artists Nunelucio Alvarado and Nonaliza Alvarado-Mayhew. It runs until Oct. 4 in Ysobel Art Gallery (2/F, Shops at Serendra, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig; call tel. 0928-5071117, 0933-2227952, 5764758; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org). Nonaliza is the the youngest of the six Alvarado children, hence, the idea of “Garhum,” which is Hiligaynon for shadow.
Lorenzana, Halili at Silverlens
“Beautiful Pain” featuring paintings by Luis Lorenzana opens Sept. 20 in Silverlens Gallery (2/F, YMC Bldg. II, 2320 Pasong Tamo Ext., Makati; tel. 8160044, 0917-5874011; e-mail email@example.com). It runs until Oct. 20. Lorenzana uses white to create a soothing emptiness, a space in which scars can be borne without danger or damage, and in which they are sources of beauty. His use of color is controlled, and it is more meaningful against such whiteness. Color evokes a sense of joy, even as it creates turmoil.
Simultaneous show is “Love and Loss,” 33 miniature paintings of saints and religious icons by Gregory Halili.