Ricco Renzo Gallery is having a yearlong series of exhibitions at SM Aura in Taguig City starting today, March 2.
The series kicks off with “RROAR: Ricco Renzo’s Art Rage,” featuring the works by the late National Artist Abdulmari “Asia” Imao, and by Juvenal Sansó, Allan Cosio, Phyllis Zaballero, Rafael Cusi, Raul Isidro and Prudencio “Amor” Lamarroza.
The exhibit will be at the upper ground level of SM Aura Premier.
Other participating artists are Pandy Aviado, Nestor Olarte Vinluan, Cid Reyes, Fil dela Cruz, Jeff Dizon and Edgar Doctor.
“When Ricco Renzo gallery held a successful exhibit at the mall last September, SM Aura invited our gallery to stage a series of exhibits this year,” said Kaye Nuguid of Ricco Renzo.
Last year’s weeklong exhibit by Ricco Renzo Gallery was “Legends & Villains.” It showcased 34 Filipino contemporary artists and their works about fictional superheroes and villains.
The new exhibit is a tribute to Imao who passed away on Dec. 16, 2014.
His “Sarimanok” brass sculptures will be featured in the show.
Women are a dominant subject in the exhibit.
Cusi highlights the indigenous women and peasantry while Delacruz gives his take on womanhood. Dizon takes the enchantress, priestess and harlots as his muses. Lammaroza
showcases voluptuous females.
SM Aura Premier wants to establish itself as a premiere venue for the arts. It has been hosting ManilArt, one of the biggest art fairs in the Philippines, for two years and it has been a platform of different exhibitions in the country for the past year.
Aside from Imao, Ricco Renzo has also featured works by, Ramon Orlina and Romulo Galicano.
In 2013, as part of its 10th anniversary, Ricco Renzo put together the works of 10 Filipino masters—Imao, Orlina, Sansó, Lamarroza, Cosio, Cusi, Isidro, Zaballero Galicano, Manuel Baldemor—in the show “Ten Masters.”
In 2009, it sponsored a show of the father of Philippine independent cinema Kidlat Tahimik and his family titled “K+KKK+K (Organized Chaos).” Aside from Kidlat’s works. showcased were works of his spouse Katrin and sons Kidlat, Kawayan and Kabunyan.
“RROAR: Ricco Renzo’s Art Rage” runs until March 11. Visit www.riccorenzo.com or the Ricco Renzo Gallery Facebook page.