Following his grand prize win at the Don Papa Rum Art Competition and residency in London, Sam Penaso is staging his 27th solo exhibit, “Steel Life” at the Megamall Art Cente.
Produced by Galerie Francesca, the show features the new silkscreen-on-stainless steel works of Penaso. They include the addition of elements and techniques which ground them to traditional Filipino cultural icons while retaining the globalized
imagery that Penaso has developed over the past decade: the repousséd and chased pieces integrate techniques used in the traditional carrozas and metal ornaments of santos, the repetitive sanded circles recall the embellishing techniques found in our jeepneys and the weaving of stainless steel in silver and gold tone is inspired by our own banig.
Bohol-born Penaso trained in silkscreening with his uncle in Manila. He has had shows or artist’s residency in New York, Abu Dhabi, Tokyo, Bangkok, Singapore, Vienna, Berlin and London.
Al Perez, known for his paintings of historic old churches, mother and child, landscapes, koi and nudes, spearheads “Ugnay Kapuso sa Sining ni Al Perez” at Art Asia Gallery, running until Aug 9.
Participating artists are Rolando Ventura, CJ de Silva, Shaira Luna, Victor Wood, Roland Santos, Teddy Racuya, Chito Ignacio, Willie Reyes, Marivic Perez, Rizza Perez, Eugenie Galeon, Rhea J. Fernandez, Cora Logarta, Tess Carolino, Precy de Guzman, Gabe Formoso, Milly Sillano and Leiz El Mido.
Art Asia Gallery is at SM Megamall, 4/F, Building A, Mandaluyong City.
Tambobong Artists at Robinsons Galleria
The Tambobong group of artists from Malabon City is mounting the exhibit, “Kulay Kapaligiran ng Sining Tambobong,” at Robinsons Galleria, Level 3, Veranda.
Participating artists include Ernie Patricio, Lito Fernandez, Eric Mercado, Erwin Mallari, Sen Lacson, Onio Faraon, Happy Navarro, Jimboy Santos, Val Donadillo, Emerson and Erwin Casacop. —CONTRIBUTED