Dreams Come Alive in Vibrant Colors at This Poblacion Hangout
Futur:st presents Jer Dee's first-ever solo art exhibit.
(SPOT.ph) When Futur:st—Today x Future's sister bar in Makati—reopened in October 2020, they had to adapt to strict health protocols like social distancing and limited capacity. It's a big change for the popular Poblacion hangout, which often draws in the partying crowd on weekends. But Futur:st still does what they do best: put the spotlight on Filipino artists—whether DJs, musicians, or visual artists. And from February 5 to 18, illustrator and graphic designer Jer Dee is holding his very first solo show titled Tempest.
Latest Art Exhibit in Poblacion Makati
In a short exchange with SPOT.ph, Dee revealed that the show started out as a small project of documenting his dreams immediately after waking up. Like most of us who are stuck at home during quarantine, the scenarios in his head are more vivid than ever, which according to experts is caused by stress and anxiety during traumatic events—the global pandemic included.
"I've observed upon writing a lot of them that they're all connected to my hometown—a place where I haven't gone to since 2017. I live alone and in isolation in Quezon City while the rest of my family is in the province. I didn't realize until later that I've been missing them so much and I wanted to pay tribute," the artist continues. Tempest, as a result, becomes an ode to his hometown. The show features subjects in an alternate universe, depicting the things he went through during the quarantine.
You can check out Dee's framed works at Futur:st from Friday to Sunday, from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Prior reservation is encouraged. You can also log on to Futur:st's website to buy unframed or framed prints, sticker sets, postcards, and other reproductions of the artist's collection.
Tempest runs until February 18 at Futur:st, 5062 Guerrero Street, Poblacion, Makati City. It is open from Friday to Sunday, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. For bookings, follow Futur:st on Instagram.
All photos are courtesy of Futur:st.