Gallery Nine’s Annual Sculpture Review is now on its 13th year, and it is where sculptural genius is discovered and excellence affirmed. Many of the Filipino sculptors now enjoying critical acclaim have at one time or another been and continue to be featured here.
This year’s participants include: Aba Dalena, Adeo Sta. Juana, Adrian Jay Manuel, Agi Pagkatipunan, Al Perez, Anita Del Rosario, Arnel Borja, Beatriz Robles, Ben-Hur Villanueva, Benjie Bisaya, Boni Juan, Bumbo Villanueva, Carlito Ortega, Carlo Aranton, Chris Magbuhos, Chris Murillo, Claude Tayag, Cris Eguaras, Danny Rayos del Sol, Donato Alvarez, Fred Baldemor, Frederic Caedo, Fredi Agunoy, Geofrey Ranchez, Grace Katigbak, Helena Alegre, Henri Cainglet, Herminio Tan, Jaime Nepomuceno, Jik Villanueva, Jinggoy Salcedo, Julian Almirol, Julie Lluch, Jun Vicaldo, Lucky Salayog, Magi Nicolas-Sta. Juana, Manolo Sicat, Marge Organo, Maria Candida Flores, Maria Magdamit, Marlon Lucenara, Mel Araneta, Michael Cacnio, Mike Baldemor, Myra Molina, Ral Arrogante, Ram Mamalio, Ramon Orlina, Rene Robles, Roberto Kalugdan, Rodel Rillera, Roen Capule, Ronel Roces, Salvador Ching, Salvador Convocar, Sam Penaso, Thomas Papa, Ton Raymundo, Valen Valero and Wilson William Baldemor.
The ASR doesn’t limit itself to assigning themes so as to allow the sculptors to present what they have been working on in the past year, thus giving them the confidence of exercising their creative freedom in various media such as wood, metal, glass, paper, resin, and even ephemeral installations and functional art pieces that double as doors, windows, and furniture. This also allows the ASR to assess the artists’ evolution, especially those who have been participating since the very beginning.
“More than an exhibit, the Sculpture Review is also a yearly reunion that the sculptors really look forward to,” said Gallery Nine owner Amy Loste. “It’s an occasion for fellowship and comparing notes. It’s a fun show where anything goes and sometimes that’s where the unexpected happens and the exciting and experimental works come out.”
The 2017 Annual Sculpture Review will have its opening night tomorrow, Sept. 28, and will run until Oct. 15 at the Art Center, 4/F, SM Megamall Bldg. A. Call 9108016, 09778073369.