The Philippine art scene might be marked by intrigue and rivalry, but the eternal spirit of camaraderie and affection exists and is made visible by the friendship and cooperation between two of the country’s leading art galleries, Galleria Duemila and Finale Art File. Both galleries now join forces to present “[email protected]: A Celebration of Friends,” opening with a reception at Finale Art File on Aug. 7.
Galleria Duemila was established in 1975 by Silvana Ancellotti-Diaz while Finale Art File was founded in 1983 by Vita Sarenas. Through the succeeding decades till the present, the two galleries have been at the forefront of contemporary Philippine art. Moreover, Diaz and Sarenas have shared a deep friendship that has endured through the years. Both have launched and promoted the careers of many of today’s artistic luminaries.
In this celebratory show, Galleria Duemila’s artists will be exhibiting their works at the country’s largest art venue, Finale Art File.
Participating artists are Gus Albor, Freddie and Isabel Aquilizan, Agnes Arellano, Pandy Aviado, Jinggoy Buensuceso, Benjie Cabangis, Norberto Carating, Valeria Cavestany, Lina Llaguno Ciani, Charlie Co, Allan Cosio, Ivi Avellana-Cosio, Igan d’ Bayan, Daniel Dela Cruz, RM de Leon, Duddley Diaz, Romina Diaz, Ramon Diaz, Rock Drilon, Edgar Doctor, Junyee, Lao Lianben, Julie Lluch, Tiny Nuyda, Jonathan Olazo, Romulo Olazo, Ramon Orlina, Cid Reyes, Jose Tence Ruiz, Ross Capili, Tony Twigg, Trek Valdizno, Roy Veneracion, Nestor Vinluan, Denise Weldon, Betsy Westendorp, Edwin Wilwayco and Phyllis Zaballero. –CONTRIBUTED