Renaissance Art Gallery presents “Carnival,” the first solo exhibition of Lars Malcolm Infante. Infante’s canvases depict snarling beasts, personifying African tribal figures. The images are a collision of animal and human spirit, delineated through bristling, violent lines and a maelstrom of mark-making gestures. Born, raised and educated in Nigeria, West Africa, Infante is actually pure Filipino. This is his first visit to his parents’ home country, the Philippines. For his art studies, Infante is currently enrolled at De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde. (Renaissance Art Gallery is at 4/F, The Artwalk, Building A, SM Megamall, Edsa corner Julia Vargas Avenue, Mandaluyong; email firstname.lastname@example.org; follow @renaissanceartph on Facebook and Instagram.)
Jayson Pettz Muring at Altro Mondo
The New Year’s opening show at Creative Space is Jayson Pettz Muring’s third solo exhibition, titled “Certain Shade of Green,” from the metal rock music of the American band Incubus. The album is billed as “S. C. I. E. N.C. E.” which stands for “Sailing Catamarans is Every Nautical Captain’s Fantasy.” Muring courted the various shades of forest green, emerald, shamrock, teal, moss green and even a mirage of turquoise.
The works are composed as diptychs and triptychs, a favored format which accommodates the resources of an expansive space, an oceanic calm.
(“Certain Shade of Green” runs until Feb. 5. Altro Mondo Creative Space is at 1159 Chino Roces Ave., Makati, Metro Manila; tel. 0275013270, 023271.)