Preview of international art tour at Finale

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BY ROMEO Lee

Two major shows are running at the Finale Art File.

At the Upstairs Gallery is “Never Mind the Pollocks, Here Comes the Bastards!,” a  preview of the travelling art show, “Bastards of Misrepresentation,” featuring young Philippine contemporary artists.

Curated by Manuel Ocampo, “Never Mind the Pollocks, Here Comes the Bastards!” features works by Poklong Anading, Yason Banal, Bea Camacho, Valeria Cavestany, Lena Cobangbang, Maria Cruz, Gaston Damag, Dex Fernandez, Arvin Flores, Dina Gadia, David Griggs, Robert Langenegger, Romeo Lee, Pow Martinez, Jayson Oliveria, Carlo Ricafort, Timo Roter, Gerry Tan, MM Yu and Maria Jeona Zoleta.

This preview exhibit intends to raise both public awareness and funding for the logistical and documentation needs of the New York leg of the Bastards of Misrepresentation, which will be exhibited at four different art venues in New York City.

At Finale’s Video Room is “Last Show,” Juan Alcazaren’s latest solo exhibition of works in assemblage and mixed media. The exhibit utilizes the idea of time and memory as an element that consciously alters the concept and physicality of objects. Most of the works in this show were formed over extended periods of time. Some encompass the span of eight years, from 2005-2012; the oldest work in the collection is the artist’s own 27-year old portrait bust, produced from 1985-2012.

The exhibits are on view until Sept. 29 in Finale Art File (Warehouse 17, La Fuerza, 2241 Chino Roces Avenue, Makati; tel. 8132310, 8125034, 8104071; e-mail finaleartfileinc@gmail.com; www.finaleartfile.com).

 

Paete artists at Nineveh

“CHILDHOOD Tales,” by Ronald Jeresano

Group shows “Banhay Kulay II” by Paete Artists Guild; “Transfiguration” by San Jose del Monte Bulacan Arts Group; and “Nightmares & Daydreams” by Patrick Fernandez and Jojit Solano are mounted in Nineveh Artspace (2452 1st Avenue Villa Silangan Subdivision Sta. Cruz, Laguna; tel. 0927-9313951, 0917-5799780) until Oct. 2.

Solo exhibits are “Musmos” by Boni de Guzman; “Bata Batuta” by Felix Tiglao; and “To Live Doesn’t Mean You’re Alive” by Ronald Jeresano. The shows are curated by Noel Soler Cuizon.

 

Lindo, Buenconsejo at Artinformal

“SPECTRA” by Charles Buenconsejo

Jacob Lindo’s third solo, “Every Built Thing,” and Charles Buenconsejo’s first solo, “Reality is a Hologram,” open on Sept. 20 in Artinformal (277 Connecticut Street, Greenhills East, Mandaluyong; tel. 7258518, 0918-8992698). The shows run until Oct. 7.

Group show at Galeria de las Islas

Pinsel Art Society is mounting “Creative Touch; Creative Mind” until Oct. 6 in Galeria de las Islas (3/F, Silahis Center, 744 Gen. Luna St., Intramuros, Manila; tel. 5272113; e-mail galeriadelasislas@yahoo.com).

The exhibit will feature over 25 paintings with works rendered in various media expressing visual narratives of the simple life and surreal depictions focusing on human interest.

Participating artists are Paul Escobañas, Jaime Leon, Bal Fornaliza, Elver Panuela, Jerrika Shi, Cesar Tamayo, Ronante Maratas, Sheryl Gagala, Vic Sison, Clarisa Navidad, Beth Bravo, Jaime Medina, Arnel Avetria, Ed Blanco, Napolexander Mina, jun Tivi, George Cubacub, Micas Dionisio, Nizza Zinnia de Leon, Romeo Leon, Clyner Navalta, Charles Rivera and Nitz Hernaez.

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