Online auction to benefit charity; Young’s abstracts at Joaquin
Philippine Daily Inquirer / 04:01 AM July 06, 2020
Casa de Memoria, the Lhuillier-managed auction house, will hold The Casa Online auction on July 11.
Auction will be conducted on the Invaluable platform and will feature small Philippine and European art pieces and interesting bric-a-brac that are affordable with a ceiling price of P45,000.
Highlights include “Cafetera” by Spanish artist Victor Arrizabalaga, “Portrait of a Girl” by Henri Matisse, “Bronze Lioness” by French sculptor Antoine-Louis Barye and an album containing 62 Spanish advertisements.
Proceeds will be donated to Sagip Kapamilya, the emergency humanitarian assistance program of ABS-CBN Foundation.
Online registration is at connect.invaluable.com/Memoria.
“The Black and White of Life” features the Oriental calligraphic art of Janice Liuson-Young.
“Oriental calligraphic art is a paradox,” the exhibit notes say. “It builds upon solid, historically formed and rigidly ruled symbol characters that brook no dissent as to sequence of strokes or quarantined spaces. And yet, when the adept wields his brush and demonstrates his spirit upon these blocks of conventional meaning, the mountains tremble, the rivers sing and the whole world opens up to the skies.
“This paradox of oriental calligraphy pervades Young’s latest exhibit of paintings. There are the structural elements, basic colors and physical properties of her oeuvre, sometimes resembling the grid-like quality of the columns and rows of Chinese couplets. Yet these do not dominate but merely serve as scaffolding.
“Because with bold, sweeping brush strokes and graceful waves of paint, Young unfurls new forms of pictorial space, juxtaposing streaks of playful imagination against symmetry and balance.”
Young graduated cum laude and valedictorian from the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts. She is part of the Guhit Group of Artist and is the associate dean of the FEATI University School of Fine Arts. —Lito B. zulueta INQ“The Black and White of Life” by Janice Liuson-Young is on view until July 11 at Galerie Joaquin, UP Town Center, 2/F, Phase 2, UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave., Quezon City. Tel. 0282471109; email [email protected]