Pintô Art Museum presents ‘Pilgrim Images’ for May
Philippine Daily Inquirer / 12:04 AM May 19, 2014
Following an annual tradition of featuring art and culture in May, Pintô Art Museum celebrates the Antipolo pilgrimage season with an exhibition series titled “Pilgrim Images,” featuring the works of three artists working from diverse artistic persuasions.
The event highlights the recent works of Luis Ac-ac, Mariko Jacinto and Alab Pagarigan. It opens on May 25.
Ac-ac, a multi-awarded sculptor from the woodcarving town of Paete, Laguna, will be presenting seven large pieces of his most recent carvings. The pieces, which form his seventh solo show, portray people from a time long past; a genteel time of simple fisherfolk, of vendors of produce, of Angelus prayers and local beauties.
Ac-ac’s figuration is distinct in its linear quality and clear, illustrative renderings of characters, which echo early Filipino modern art and design.
Jacinto and Pagarigan render other states of mind in their back-to-back presentations of select works.
Jacinto’s paintings on canvas, inspired by Buddhist practice, describe mental images emerging from meditation, and are contemplative musings on color and form.
Pagarigan’s wire-and-resin sculptures depict scenes from dreams or the imagery of sleep and quietude. His surreal work integrates the exhibition space to weave in the dimensions of the psychic with the physical.
Both exhibitions provide vistas and glimpses into other worlds, both in time, space and mind, as pilgrimages of the consciousness to “elsewheres.”
Part of the opening ceremonies on May 25 is a special musical performance by a young classical guitarist, Rafael Ronquillo. He will be playing Sonata, in three movements, by Spanish composer Joaquin Turina (1882-1949). Ronquillo is a recent graduate of the University of Santo Tomas Conservatory of Music, and is a local Antipolo musician.
Pintô Art Museum is a private museum dedicated to collections of Philippine contemporary art. It is at 1 Sierra Madre St., Grand Heights, Antipolo City, Rizal. The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.