Philippine Daily Inquirer / 06:15 AM December 01, 2014
Gus Albor at Duemila
“Epicentre” an exhibit of paintings by Gus Albor, opens Dec. 7 at Galleria Duemila.
In this show, his abstractions articulate attentiveness to the interplay between two surfaces: the body and the material.
Albor appropriates the human body with a utilitarian pretext. Here, the artist pays tribute to Yves Klein’s Anthropométries through an array of soothing grey tonalities and figurations imprinted by using the female body as a paintbrush. All of this offers a nostalgic context as he renders compositions over his old landscape paintings.
“Sensuality,” the first solo exhibition of Alvin Paraguison, is on view at Big & Small Gallery.
The works are large-scale canvases that channel the Japanese shunga or erotic prints into projections of contemporary feminine desire.
Big & Small Gallery is at the Artwalk, 4/L, Building A, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City. Call 5177644, 0917-8870088.
Allan Cosio, Cid Reyes at Ricco Renzo
Allan Cosio and Cid Reyes team up for the exhibit “Explorations.” It opens Nov. 26 at Ricco Renzo Art Gallery.
Cosio and Reyes explore the idiom of nonobjective painting in their recent works by turns through a refinement and recapitulation of their previous gestural styles, as well as a spirit of experimentation in technique and articulation.
“Explorations” will run until Dec. 20.
Ricco-Renzo Gallery is at 2/L, LRI Design Plaza, 210 Nicanor Garcia St., formerly Reposo,Bel-Air II, Makati City. Call 0917-5641262.
Olan Ventura at Ayala
“Unstilled Life,” a solo art exhibit featuring the works of Olan Ventura, runs until Dec. 3 at ArtistSpace, Ayala Museum.
Exhibition features works that combine elements from contemporary life and technology. Rendered in hyper realism, the oil paintings easily fool the eye into thinking that the works are large-scale photographs, made interesting with fringes of printing aberrations and negative reflections of the main imageries.
ArtistSpace is at G/L, Ayala Museum Annex, Makati Avenue corner Dela Rosa Street, Greenbelt Park, Makati City. Call Lorraine Datuin, gallery coordinator at 7598288; e-mail [email protected]