OMG artists featured at Greenfield District’s ‘Art for Generations’
Philippine Daily Inquirer / 03:11 AM December 02, 2013
One Manila Gallery (OMG) has rounded up the works of celebrated artists to be mounted at Greenfield District in Mandaluyong City.
The outdoor art fair, dubbed “Arts for Generation,” is organized by Greenfield District and will bring together a number of art exhibitors. It will run Dec. 7-8 at the Central Park in Greenfield District on the corner of Shaw Boulevard and Edsa.
OMG will be exhibiting the works of Jonahmar Salvosa, Alain Austria, Pam Celeridad, Chati Coronel, Teofilo Mendoza, Mardonio Cempron, Vidal Alcoseba, Antonio Alcoseba, Max Adlao, Pancho Villanueva, Buddy Ching, Lester Amacio, Paul Hilario and Kaloy Olavides. The De Pio family—Vincent, Simkin, Aileen and Gig—will also join them.
Olavides is a recipient of the 2012 Thirteen Artists Award from the Cultural Center of the Philippines.
Reminiscent of Matryoshka dolls, Coronel’s “You Are What You Eat Your Idols” shows a line of bizarre heads about to gobble up one another with an idol at the end of the chain.
“I like to work in layers of gestures and images,” said Coronel, who got a residency grant from the Vermont Studio Center. “[It’s] like digging in reverse trying to find a treasure.”
OMG will also hold film screenings by the participating artists.
To be shown are Whammy Alcazaren’s “Colossal” (Best cineMatography in the 36th Gawad Urian); Joris Fernandez’s “Indayog ng Nayatamak”; Hannah Espia’s “Ruweda” (Audience Choice Award, Cinemalaya 2012); Joey Agbayani’s “Lola” (Best Foreign Film, Shockfest 2011 in Hollywood, USA); Victor Villanueva’s “Saranghae My Tutor” (1st place, Gawad Alternatibong Pelikula at Video 2012-CCP) and “Abot Kamay; Joni Gutierrez’s “Psychedelia”; Bryan Quesada’s “Separating Shadows”; and a collection of short films by John Torres.
Other exhibitors include Salvosa’s group, Agos Kulay Maynila, which will offer on-the-spot portraitures to raise money for “Yolanda” victims; and Prometheus Atelier.
The art fair will also feature artworks of the late Teofilo Y. Mendoza.