Manix Abrera has long been known for his spot-on comic strips published not only online and on newspapers but also through a series of successful book franchises that is driven and inspired by the everyday life of people from all walks of life. This is the theme that Abrera explores In “Bulwagan ng Hiwaga.”
In the exhibit, Manix Abrera mixes mythological and supernatural stories from Philippine culture.
Abrera encourages people to look beyond the normal and start exploring where imagination can take them.
“Bulawagan ng Hiwaga’s” opening reception is on Nov. 16, 6 p.m. and exhibit will be on view until Nov. 30 at Galerie Stephanie (4/F Shangri-La Plaza East Wing, Mandaluyong City). Tel. 79405726, email inquiry.
Rain Libiran’s “Timeless Tableaux” consists of elaborately staged compositions in ink framed in floral or decorative patterns. The framing presents thought-provoking tableaux featuring characters in traditional Filipiniana costume but evoking contemporary resonance.
“The results are familiar yet imaginative, bound up as they are with the struggles of colonial mentality and self-identity,” said art writer Grace Ng. “He extends the complex but fragile history of the Philippines [connecting it] to cultural identity.” —CONTRIBUTED
“Timeless Tableaux” by Rain Libiran will be on view Nov. 11-20 with the artist’s reception on Nov. 12 at 6 p.m., at Galleria Nicolas (3/F Art Space, Glorietta 4, Ayala Center, Makati City; tel. 86250273, 0917-5343942; email [email protected]).