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“PASYAL sa Museo,” by Michael Cacnio and Dominic Rubio

Michael Cacnio interacts with senior artists in new sculptures

“PASYAL sa Museo,” by Michael Cacnio and Dominic Rubio
“PASYAL sa Museo,” by Michael Cacnio and Dominic Rubio

POWER Plant Mall in Rockwell, in partnership with Galerie Joaquin, continues its annual “Focus on the Arts: Art Through the Senses” with a unique exhibition of collaborative works by sculptor Michael Cacnio at the North Court, July 25-31.

In the exhibition, Cacnio integrates works by some of the biggest names in Philippine art in his sculptures—Presidential Medal of Merit Awardee Juvenal Sansó, National Artist Federico Aguilar Alcuaz, renowned Modernist Angel Cacnio and character painter Dominic Rubio—in an exhibition titled “Dual Inspirations.” These works represent a major phase in the career of this noted sculptor, whose mastery of brass and bronze as a medium redefined what can be done with folk-Filipiniana-genre imagery.

“OBRA Maestra,” by Michael Cacnio and Federico Aguilar Alcuaz
“OBRA Maestra,” by Michael Cacnio and Federico Aguilar Alcuaz

Cacnio’s “Dual Inspirations” exhibit will also feature a scaled replica of Rubio’s recently inaugurated mural at the Philippine Embassy in Washington, DC.

The artists themselves —Cacnio, Angel Cacnio, Rubio, Sansó and Christian Aguilar, the son of Federico Aguilar Alcuaz—will also be on hand in a special meet-the-artist event on July 31 at 4 p.m., also at the North Court.

“PICTURESQUE View,” by Michael Cacnio and Juvenal Sanso
“PICTURESQUE View,” by Michael Cacnio and Juvenal Sanso

Also at the North Court is a special group exhibition, “Whimsy,” at the Basement Concourse area. Artists include Roel Obemio, Migs Villanueva, Omi Reyes, Francis Nacion, Carlo Ongchangco, Anthony Palo and Farley del Rosario.

“LOST in Reverie,” Michael Cacnio and Juvenal Sanso
“LOST in Reverie,” Michael Cacnio and Juvenal Sanso

“Focus on the Arts: Art Through the Senses” will run until Sunday, July 31. Visit Power Plant Mall on Facebook (Power Plant Mall), Instagram and Twitter (@powerplantmall). Call Galerie Joaquin at 7239418, or e-mail [email protected]