District Gallery’s inaugural show is as much about the art space as it is about the artists’ works. The exhibition reflects on change, adaptation, and negotiating the indelible traces of previous use and function. In this case, the gallery occupies a former tax collection office that was left unused for a long time.
Within this context, participating artists Mideo Cruz, Raquel de Loyola, Jes Aznar, Cian Dayrit, Buen Abrigo, Frances Abrigo, Cheese, Archie Oclos, and Nasser Lubay came up with different creative responses to dramatize such an act of takeover and settling in, beyond the confines of space, to include habits, traditions, and ideas.
Inhabit is on view at District Gallery from June 25 to July 23, 2017.
Featuring paintings by Art Tavera, Gail Vicente, Wipo, and Eva Yu, Hypnotic Synthesis explores states of process and transmutation using line, gesture, pattern, and color. As new approaches to painterly abstraction, it depicts psychological conditions into physiological form, the intervention of individual expression into urban space as a unique graphic style, sequential imagery and stream of consciousness, and the folding of reality into spaces of fantasy and imagination.
Hypnotic Synthesis is on view at Artery Art Space from July 1 to 22, 2017. For more information, please visit www.facebook.com/arteryartspace/
Digging for Fire
Many go into art-making with the highest kind of ambition—to make a mark. But this fire is put out by rejection or indifference, and only few are able to bring back the fire. Digging for Fire exhibits the works of Argie Bandoy, Patrick Cruz, Lizza May David, Kurt Gloria, Kat Medina, Jayson Oliveria, and Carlo Ricafort.
Digging for Fire is on view at Art Anton from July 8 to 27, 2017. For more information, please call (+632) 551-3086 or email email@example.com
Puntong Hilaga features works and stories from artists who came from different parts of Nueva Ecija, Pangasinan, Bulacan, Pampanga, and Tarlac, who desire to share how they see and portray the world around them.
Puntong Hilaga is on view at Eskinita Art Gallery from July 8 to 31, 2017. For more information, please call (+632) 723-9418 or email http://eskinitaartgallery.com.
Trading a white coat for a paint-stained shirt, Joseph Bello fixates on medical tools in his first solo show, Primum non nocere, which means “First, do no harm.” The series reflects the artist's unfulfilled dream of becoming a medical practitioner and allows him to come to terms with the path he could have pursued.
Primum non nocere is on view at Art Underground from July 1 to 15, 2017. For more information, please call (+632) 721-0745 or visit www.aumanila.com
This exhibition revisits Roberto Chabet’s historical plywood installation, “Waves,” which was last presented in the survey show Art in the CCP: 1970–1975 at the Main Gallery of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) in 1975. It provides a glimpse into one of the earliest manifestations of Chabet’s use of everyday objects, turning it into both material and metaphor for the vagrancies of contemporary life.
Waves is on view at MO_Space from July 1 to 31, 2017. For more information, please call (+632) 856-7915, email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.mo-space.net.
The show brings together a collection of fresh works by Tomas Leonor, Pam Liban, Fabrianne Morales, Zoltan Pabon, Mary Palag, Dang Sering and Claire Rojas.
:recent drawings is on view at Kanto Artist-Run Space from July 8 to 29, 2017. For more information, please call (+632) 897-3035 / (+63917) 796-1588, or email email@example.com.
Re-enactments takes up the issue of situations, whether constructed, instruction-based, document-oriented, or those positioned as gestures, within the parameters of a traditional exhibition format. It also presents work that moves away from the centrality of the artist, questions the role of body and language, as well as blurs and momentarily merges the live act with its mediating instrument, whether these be through video, sound, or hired performers. These propositions will be explored via the presentation of works by Erick Beltran, Yason Banal, Liz Magic Laser, Silvana and Gabriella Mangano, Michelle Lopez and Francis Alÿs.
Re-enactments opens at Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD) Manila on July 13, 2017. For more information, please call (+632) 230-5100 loc. 3897 or visit www.mcadmanila.org.ph.
Solo exhibitions by Mars Bugaoan, Atsuko Yamagata, and Kurt Lluch
We’ve all heard of the saying “Life is what you make it,” but what really defines life? This July, Artinformal gallery presents three artists who explore ideas of the self and what it means to live.
The Main Gallery will house layers of abstraction and biomorphic forms—parts of a visual dialogue that delves deep into raw emotions. Underscoring life’s constant transformation, Mars Bugaoan, in his exhibit Becoming, invites us to confront varied perceptions on vulnerability.
In the Big Room, Kurt Lluch challenges us in Aspects to define our lives and strip off the roles that normally define us. Finally, the Inner Room will exhibit handmade paper works that evoke the passage of time, life and death. Atsuko Yamagata guides us through this cycle of revival in Breathing, Breeding, Blowout.
The solo exhibitions are on view at Artinformal from July 13 to August 2, 2017. For more information, please contact Oliver Ortega at (+63917) 89706691 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dubbed a quarter-life crisis art exhibit, Semicolon presents lost portraits and unfinished canvases by struggling artists. A quarter-life crisis is defined as a crisis that may be experienced in one’s twenties, involving anxiety over the direction and quality of one’s life. Still aiming for their destination, artists Jarrett Cross, Jann Paolo Maloloyon, Santie Navarro, Mikee Quejada, and Kiko Soto try to pursue art in their respective pseudo places.
Semicolon is on view at Ogress Kitchen on July 15, 2017. For more information, please visit Semicolon Art Exhibit’s Facebook page