Philippine Daily Inquirer / 11:54 PM April 07, 2013
“Secret Garden” is a group exhibition that presents 19 female artists invited to share their personal explorations of life, focusing on their hidden and untold stories. “Secret Garden” represents an inner space that one retreats to for silence, solace and introspection; it is also a place where revelations and art processes are born.
The show encourages viewers take a peek into these revelations. The idea is to invite viewers to a thoughtful intimacy, a purposeful and sincere kind of sharing that in itself is a privilege. This celebration of female voices presents 8-in diameter works featuring painting, illustration, design, installation and assemblage.
Participating artists include Clare Alegado, Levi Batara, Janica Buhain, Mica Cabildo, Ninel Constantino, Camille Dagal, Jemimah Dumawal, Arvi Fetalvero, Grace Ighut, Ishie Manuel, Kuleng Manzanero, MJ Merle, Mary Palag, Joce Ramos, Isha Roman, Tawnie Tantay, Marija Vicente and Mek Yambao.
Curated by J. Pacena II, “Secret Garden” is on display until April 14 at Canvas Gallery and Garden, 1 Upsilon Drive Ext. and Zuzuareggui St., Alpha Village, Diliman, Quezon City. For more information, call tel. 0917-3064175/ 6247551.