Philippine Daily Inquirer / 01:00 AM June 06, 2016
IT’S THE small moments of life that give us the biggest joy. It is these seemingly insignificant moments that has inspired the literary oeuvre of award-winning poet Rofel G. Brion, a professor at the Ateneo de Manila.
In a form of reverse ekphrasis, Brion’s poetry became fodder for the visual artistic practice of painter Francis Nacion and editor-turned-sculptor An Alcantara. Using eight poems selected from several poetry books of Brion, the two artists collaborated for a unique exhibition at Galerie Raphael in Shangri-La Plaza Mall.
“Piling Sandali,” the collaborative exhibition, brings to life the vision of Brion’s works.
Alcantara is a sculptor who works with clay to create terracotta figures. Nacion is a painter known for bright and lively works that draw on Filipino folk beliefs. A member of the famed Saturday Group of artists, his oeuvre is rooted in the beliefs of provincial folk.
Exhibition opens June 11, 6 p.m. at Galerie Raphael, 4/L, Main Wing, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Mandaluyong City. A poetry reading session by Rofel Brion will be held. Call 9416194; visit www.galerieraphael.com.ph.