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“MALETA” No. 1

Visual Arts

“MALETA” No. 1
“MALETA” No. 1

Gelladuga paints series on OFW struggles


THE FILIPINO overseas worker is the subject of emerging artist Proceso “Pro” Gelladuga, himself an OFW now based in Hong Kong, in his exhibit, “Maleta,” at Galerie Stephanie.

The series of paintings embodies both the hope and the perils OFWs face. This exhibition is a reminder to many that the path toward upward mobility is paved with struggle, and that this nation has many whom are forced to roam the earth to survive.

“Maleta” opens on July 26 and runs until Aug. 9 at Galerie Stephanie, Unit 1B Parc Plaza Building, 183 E. Rodriguez Jr. Ave., Libis, Quezon City. Call Galerie Stephanie at 7091488 or e-mail [email protected]

Shows at Kaida

“FOR EVERY Succeeding Zero,” by Marija Vicente
“FOR EVERY Succeeding Zero,” by Marija Vicente

Ongoing at Kaida Contemporary are the exhibits “Deep Inside” by Marija Vicente and “Timelapse” by selected artists.

Vicente’s paintings stay faithful to the fluidity of form that may be found in her past works, fleshing out her visions into tangible representations of inspiration.

Kaida Contemporary is at 45 Scout Madriñan St., South Triangle, Quezon City. Call 0927-9297129 or e-mail [email protected]

Concepcion at Tin-aw

“ANDY’S Head”
“ANDY’S Head”

Ernest Concepcion’s “Can’t Sit Still” runs until July 30 at Tin-aw Art Gallery.

Concepcion explores materials that are viscous, those that endow terrain to painting’s ground and which allow him freedom, even pleasure, in painting. His works take from objects as can be discerned in the mute outlines of buds and blooms within the tangle of paint as well as the mounds and hollows that define the surface of his works.

Tin-aw is at Somerset and Santo Tomas Streets, 1225, 7912 Makati Ave., Makati City. Call 8927522.

Quisumbing at Silverlens


“Who Are You Wearing?” an exhibit featuring works by Yvonne Quisumbing, is on view until Aug. 9 at Silverlens.

Quisumbing returns after more than a decade, (her last exhibition, “Infernal Desires,” was presented in 2005), and lays out a collection of monochromatic portraits without faces. Details plot her preoccupation—textures elaborated on the visages to create exquisite masks, not unlike what she does professionally. The opulence overwhelms— horns, rhinestones, textile, feathers, butterflies, florals—and implodes.

Silverlens is at 2/F YMC Building 2, 2320 Don Chino Roces Ave. Extension, Makati City. E-mail [email protected]

Benefit exhibit in Intramuros

Physicians for Peace-Philippines [PFP-PH] presents “Art for Peace,” a fund-raising exhibit, until July 30, at Galleria de las Islas.

Headed by Dr. Ted Herbosa and Dr. Penny Robredo-Bundoc, PFP-PH is the Filipino affiliate of Physicians for Peace-Norfolk, VA.

The group’s Walking Free Program gives prosthetic limbs to amputees and customized wheelchairs for those with cerebral palsy. It also holds burn care seminars for medical professionals in the provinces and will soon launch a reproductive health education program.

Galleria de las Islas is at 3/F, Silahis Center, 744 Gen. Luna St., Intramuros Manila.