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“STILL Kalabasa’’

Strange how one epithet of a word, uttered in confusion, can grow to have a life of its own. Ironic, too, that the perpetrator of such mischief could be the most influential critic of the time.

Posted: December 15th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Geometry as emotion in Sonny Fernando’s art

“ACASE in Point”

In art exhibitions of the late Pacita Abad, the pleasure of her works was intensified by the delightful titles, mostly self-referential, that accompanied them.

Posted: December 1st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Impy Pilapil’s ‘Third Moon’: Sculptures of exuberant and lyrical playfulness


The marvel of the entire body of work of Impy Pilapil through over four decades is the consistency and sureness of direction, unwavering in the course that she was impelled to follow, untrammeled by sculptural styles and trends that have waylaid less determined sculptors in search of goals irrelevant to the pursuit of their art.

Posted: November 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Ronald Jeresano’s art uplifts ‘Falling Man’

“STONED House”

“Perhaps the most powerful image of despair at the beginning of the 21st century is not found in art or literature, or even popular music. It is found in a single photograph.” Theologian Mark D. Thompson was referring to the so-called “Falling Man,” a photograph of a man plunging headlong to his death from the burning tower of the Sept. 11 attacks in New York City. It was taken by Associated Press photographer Richard Drew.

Posted: November 10th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Jonathan Olazo cracks the whip

“DEPART Velvet”

His was an act of courage, bristling with anger and sarcasm. It was the voice of outrage, at last giving vent to a long-observed phenomenon, and in his refusal to acknowledge the death of the art that he loved most, he took up the cudgels for other artists who, while longing to get those juicy commissions, resent the subservience demanded of space, scale and chromatic specifications, working under instructions handed down by architect, engineer and interior designer.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »