(SPOT.ph) Art spaces have finally begun opening their doors two years since the pandemic started; and exhibitions in various formats make it more interesting for art enthusiasts to pay a visit to museums, galleries, and cultural centers. Get to experience art in person while appreciating the physical and tactile forms of the artworks, whether a painting, a sculpture, an installation, and other media-based works within a space that facilitates appreciation and engagement.
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Check out these art exhibits in Metro Manila this November:
In the solo exhibit Clunker, Pow Martinez situates his subjects in a state of confinement and isolation. He paints distinct features with "familiar solid-eyed, rubber band-lipped, and ‘80s era mullet-rocking characters" that may be viewed as something humorous and yet absurd.
Runs from November 3 to December 3 at Silverlens Galleries, 2263 Don Chino Roces Avenue Extension, Makati City. For more information, follow Silverlens Galleries on Facebook.
a priori/a posteriori
Rhaz Oriente in her first solo exhibition explores the immaterial such as light and shadow through the layering of materials. The works installed from the ceiling and wall-bound reflect, deflect, and illuminate to visually translate the philosophical concepts in a priori/ a posteriori.
Runs from November 11 to December 5 at the Finale Art File Gallery, Warehouse 17, La Fuerza Compound (Gate 1), 2241 Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City. For more information, visit Finale Art File Gallery's website.
Visual Transcriptions is a presentation of particular scenes that are translated through the lens of photographer Chris Linag. The photo exhibit is curated by Geric Cruz and Mukki Luistro and will open alongside a benefit gig titled "With a Little Help From Our Friends."
Runs until November 30 at Big Sky Mind, 66-B Dona Juana Rodriguez Street, Quezon City. For more information, follow Big Sky Mind on Instagram.
First Edition 2022
Now on its third installment, Cartellino’s First Edition 2022 showcases artworks that bring art closer to children and art enthusiasts of all ages. On display are pieces in various media, such as prints, paintings, digital illustrations, and art toys. The project is part of the efforts to show that "art can be affordable and is capable of driving equal opportunity, sustainability, and security."
Runs online from November 6 to 20 through Cartellino's website.
Moments of Quietude
For her second solo show, Gabi Nazareno interprets calm and stillness. This state of being still or repose reflects the printmaker's recent contemplations in life. It is curated by Marz Aglipay.
Runs until November 18 at Gravity Art Space Gallery, 1810 Mother Ignacia Avenue, Quezon City. For more information, follow Gravity Art Space Gallery on Facebook.
Kumot Yamot showcases Kaloy Sanchez’s figurative paintings of nude women and their intimate relationships in a very personal space, such as the bed. Also explored are the underlying emotions and un/easiness underneath the covers. "Kasabay ng pagtulog ay naaninag ang nakataning na pagyao ng mga alalahanin at nagiging ang mga naising walang ibang makakabatid," the exhibition notes state.
Runs until November 6 at MO_Space Gallery, 3/F MOs Design, 9th Avenue, Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. For more information, follow MO_Space Gallery on Facebook.
In the two-man exhibition Free Phenomenon, Kawayan De Guia and Louie Cordero demonstrate a "playful and charged dynamic that highlights a mastery over imagery and narrative-making." Both artists employ their own visual language as they respond to current socio-political issues through their works.
Runs until November 12 at The Drawing Room, G/F Building C, Karrivin Plaza, Chino Roces Avenue Extension, Makati City. For more information, follow The Drawing Room Gallery on Facebook.
In Bodies, the artists have their own contemporary take on the classical tradition of nude figures as subjects in a work of art. The group exhibition features pieces by Don Bryan Bunag, Jack De Castro, Wiljun Jay Magsino, Leonard Onia, and Kaloy Sanchez.
Runs until November 15 at the Eskinita Art Gallery, 59-C Paseo de Roxas, Makati City. For more information, follow Eskinita Art Gallery on Facebook.
Artist-curator Stephanie Fondoso tries to capture the "flower’s fleeting beauty through lumens" and translates them into images and poetic depictions. The opening reception also featured a pop-up studio session by photographer Jovel Lorenzo where visitors can get a chance to have their handmade black and white portraits taken.
Opened on October 23 at Aphro, The Alley at Karrivin Plaza 2316 Chino Roces Avenue Ext., Makati City. For more information, follow Aphro on Instagram.
Fundacion Sansó’s Past Expressing explores the image of a skull and its usage as central symbolism in visual arts and as shown in the work of Juvenal Sansó. This special presentation includes interpretations of the theme by Agnes Arellano, Anton Del Castillo, Francis Nacion, Janos Delacruz, Jomike Tejido, Jonathan Dangue, Kristine Lim, Louie Ignacio, Michael Cacnio, Pepe Mendoza, Richard Buxani, Roel Obemio, and Toym Imao among others.
Runs until November 12 at Fundacion Sansó, 32 V. Cruz Street, Sta. Lucia, San Juan City. For more information, follow Fundacion Sansó on Instagram.