“Mist” IS a 12-foot stainless-steel sculpture by Impy Pilapil which will be unveiled on Oct. 10 at the Skypark of SMX Convention Center, SM Aura Premier, Taguig, during the ManiArt fair.
The smooth and polished surfaces of the large undulating structures are accentuated by a myriad other reflective media that seemingly create a new world from within.
Shiny, spherical orbs tethered to the sculpture’s interior by stainless-steel rods convey a sense of depth that goes beyond logical perception. These elements seem to pull themselves in and out of the void, like cosmic bodies floating within a nebulous mass.
From a distance, the composition as a whole has a more molecular, almost atomic semblance to water; as if tall, clear vessels that have been filled from a pristine and highly oxygenated spring.
Reaching into the mirrored concaves affords the viewer the rare experience of almost touching an ostensibly boundless and infinite area of space. It creates an illusion that plays a pleasant little trick on one’s depth perception and teases the sense of touch.
The artist has chosen reflective steel and a variety of other mirror-like materials to convey infinity in a form that deviates from the most often associated marvel seen in a static funhouse/hall-of-mirrors. The sculpture lends to a more organic feeling and experience, and behaves in a manner akin to forces of nature.
Call Galleria Duemila at 8319990, 8339815; e-mail [email protected]; visit www.galleriaduemila.com.
ManilArt 2013 schedule
Oct. 9, 6 p.m.—Gala Night; Main Exhibition Hall, SMX Convention Center-Taguig, SM Aura Premier, Taguig
Oct. 10, 5 p.m.—Lecture by National Commission for Culture and the Arts Chairman Felipe M. De Leon Jr. on “Finding Filipino Identity in Contemporary Visual Arts”; SMX Meeting Rooms, SMX Convention Center, Taguig
Oct. 12, 2 p.m.—Panel discussion on “Preserving Artistic Legacy: A Shared Responsibility Toward a Common Patrimony.” Panelists: Sylvia Amorsolo-Lazo, Josie Joya-Baldovino; Bettina Olmedo, Christian Aguilar; SMX Meeting Rooms, SMX Convention Center-Taguig.
Oct. 12, 6 p.m.—Special preview of “Puti,” directed by Mike Alcazaren, feature film starring Ian Veneracion, Jasmine Curtis-Smith and Lauren Young. The film shows several original paintings by talented Filipino artists such as Geraldine Javier, Juan Alcazaren III, Bernie Pacquing, Pam Celeridad and Roy Veneracion; SMX Convention Center-Taguig
Oct. 10-13, 2 p.m.—Walking Tour; assembly is at Main Exhibition Hall, SMX Convention Center-Taguig
Call or text 0917-3272925; e-mail [email protected]; visit ManilArt on Facebook or go to www.manilart.com.