Art Adventure: Three Opening Shows at Blanc Gallery

Check out Warslime by Louie Cordero, Nothing Left to Lose by Jordan Isip, and Melted City 2


( Blanc Gallery opens the year with Warslime by Louie Cordero, Nothing Left to Lose by Jordan Isip, and Melted City 2 by more than 50 artists containing themselves on a 9x15" frame. We had to be very careful about our movements, because we could’ve literally been rubbing shoulders with an artist whose work we know but whose face we don’t recognize (erm, anymore?).


Melted City 2 is the continuation of Isip and Cordero’s platform project for artists from both sides of the Pacific, gathering a broad range of artists (from seasoned to raw) to make a comment on...whatever they want, it seems. Life in general. Like a boy eating ice cream while an army of ants takes over his body-head first.


More than 50 works of art fusing ideas together




...including this little number by Jun Sabayton



Spotted on the walls are Romeo Lee, MM Yu, Mariano Ching, Yasmin Sison, Nona Garcia, and Jun Sabayton. The art doesn’t come with labels and though that may have been convenient in identifying our favorites, the semblance of anonymity turns the group show into a fun jigsaw puzzle. One that’s already pieced together, but it’s of an Ad Reinhardt black painting and you have to look at all the pieces closely to see why or how it fits. Of course, you can just look and say, "I like this one."

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A pop of color on the edge only serves to highlight the details in Louie Cordero’s work for Warslime.




Look closer



Don’t forget to duck into Galleries 1 and 2, where the works of the curators are also on display. In Warslime, Cordero desaturates and goes back to contrast studies with complex monochrome pieces.



Wanderers looking at wanderers



Where are y’all going?



Meanwhile, in Nothing Left to Lose, Isip presents a collection of wanderers-migrants made of patches of color moving in equally kaleidoscopic landscape. The Brooklyn-based artist combines the feeling of being displaced with that of the insatiable need to explore. Such humans, we are.



Blanc Gallery is at 145 Katipunan Avenue, St. Ignatius Village, Quezon City. Exhibits run until February 7.

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