Start the month of November on a creative note with some visual treats from these art exhibits around and near the metro.
The long weekend is over, yes, but another one is fast approaching, so it’s just apt that you should start planning the things you want to do. In terms of relaxation, nothing can beat the quiet and satisfying respite that you get from museums and art exhibits. And this week has a wide array of creative offerings from different art spaces and galleries that are at once mind-mending and soul-satisfying. Scroll through to know more about some of them.
Located at Molito Lifestyle Center in Ayala, Alabang, Art Lounge is an upscale art venue that features local and international artists, and hosts creative masterpieces big and small. Currently, it’s hosting a solo exhibition by the veteran and versatile artist, Carlo Magno. Prepare to be dazzled by Formal Parallels, Magno’s latest exhibit, which proves once again his mastery in visual abstraction as he plays with balance, depth, and texture in rendering moments and memories. Visit Art Lounge’s Facebook page to know more about the exhibition that runs until November 8.
GRAVITY ART SPACE
Founded in 2021, Gravity Art Space (GAS) is a dynamic space for contemporary art, as well as for established and emerging Filipino artists. This week, GAS invites you to experience solo exhibitions like Angel Francisco’s PAMBAYAD RENTA and Juan Atienza’s Tunnel Vision. Treat yourself to some contemporary art goodness in Gravity Art Space which is located along Mother Ignacia Avenue in Quezon City. It’s open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 1 PM to 7 PM.
ART CUBE GALLERY
Established in 2012, Art Cube Gallery has become a premiere exhibition space, housing award-winning veterans and giving a platform to emerging young painters and sculptors. Over the years, Art Cube has not only served as a venue for creative expression, it has also collaborated with different institutions supporting causes oriented towards artistic literacy and the artists’ welfare. This week, you can revel in not one, but three creatively satisfying exhibitions mounted by the gallery.
There is Carlo Tanseco’s DOMO ARIGATO MR. ROBOTO, which is inspired by Japanese Anime and Animism. A group art exhibit titled Prerogative of Exuberance: New Abstractions will also surely pique your interest and curiosity as it features artworks that confront the question of abstraction in recent times. Clark Manalo’s Asymmetrical Shelter, on the other hand, foregrounds the lives of fishermen in Navotas and is inspired by the artist’s family history. Interested to experience this diverse lineup? You have until this week to catch these presentations at the OPVI Centre in Makati City. Head on to Art Cube’s website for more details.
Since 1989, West Gallery has never wavered in being a creative haven for emerging and promising contemporary artists. This week, West Gallery gives you a visual feast that is composed of thematically diverse offerings. One of them is Ayka Go’s Shape and Paper which centers on the materiality, instrumentality, and complexity of paper. Nicole Tee’s To Everything There Is A Season encapsulates the spirituality and domesticity of gardens while Katherine Nunez’s Starting Little Fires explores organic spaces and materials. Finally, Jeff Osian’s Social Animals serves as a sobering reminder of the consequence of this generation’s obsession with social media. Don’t miss these exciting exhibitions at the West Gallery which is located at West Avenue in Quezon City.
PINTÔ ART MUSEUM
As a rightful and revelatory door to Philippine contemporary and emerging local art, Pintô Art Museum has been championing the Filipino cultural identity in its exhibitions that probe artistic movements such as surrealism, expressionism, minimalism, social realism, and conceptual art among others. Some of the museum’s visual offerings this week include the pandemic-inspired exhibitions by Pogs Samson (REGENESIS) and Guerrero Habulan (STILLNESS). Not only will you enjoy these relatable oeuvres, you’ll also get to immerse yourself in nature as the Pintô Art Museum is housed within a two-hectare botanical garden known as the Silangan Gardens. The museum is located in Antipolo, Rizal, and is open Tuesdays to Sundays from 10 AM to 6 PM.
Artinformal proudly calls itself as a “platform of artistic independence and creative enterprise.” It has been progressively supporting local artists ever since its foundation in 2004, promoting homegrown talents in international art markets and cultural institutions. Opening this week is a solo exhibition from Zean Cabangis named A Place for Everything and Everything in its Place which features hand-colored photographs that navigate life’s unexpected dangers and surprising wonders. You can catch this exhibition at Artinformal’s gallery space in Makati, at The Alley at Karrivin Plaza from November 5 until November 26. Artinformal also has an exhibition space in Greenhills and is open Tuesdays to Saturdays, from 10 AM to 5 PM.
One of the leading artists-centered art spaces in the country, Galerie Stephanie has been showcasing local and international talents and creations that hew to modernist and contemporary styles since its establishment in 2007. This week, Galerie Stephanie offers you an amalgam of imagery through exhibitions curated by Liv Vinluan. Regina Reyes’ Notes on Surrender chronicles her inter-island journey in the middle of a pandemic through paintings, drawings, sculptures, and mixed-media collages. While Eugene Dominguez’s Sandali features human figures in domicile spaces, capturing the intimate and tranquil beauty of the mundane. Galerie Stephanie is located at the Shangri-La Plaza Mall in Mandaluyong City and is open to the public everyday.
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