SPACE “INVADERS” Mimi Tecson and Wesley Valenzuela

Space invaders examines the very objects, images, and ephemera that permeate the artists’ personal territories. Tecson and Valenzuela have brought together works that portray their visions of nostalgia and of their continuous examination of new and collected memories.

August 17, Sunday 6PM
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Secret Fresh Gallery
Ground Flr., RONAC Art Center
424 Ortigas Ave, Greenhills, San Juan
Open from Tuesdays to Saturdays from 2-10PM and Sundays at 1-6pm.
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Galimgim – Ambie Abaño solo show at Tin-aw

Galimgim - Ambie Abaño solo show at Tin-aw
photo from Tin-Aw Art Gallery

An urgency persists in remembering. Wrestling with the impositions of the present, one turns to memory to relive and revisit what once was. In response to this yearning, Ambie Abaño’s latest exhibition Galimgim, a Filipino term for nostalgia, is a homage to the forgone.

Triggered by the trifles of every day, she assembles intimate and specific imageries from brief encounters with people and places. Fleeting moments and their sentiments become encased in mundane objects, re-emerging as jewels radiating with stories and meaning. A collection of reminiscences as a woman, particularly a Filipina, Abaño navigates through the vagaries of time and presents a very personal mirror to the transience of our being.

Wooden books, chopping boards, wooden ironing board, batibot chairs, and a repurposed sewing machine are filled with meticulously drawn engravings. Umbrellas, mantones and paper bear woodcut prints of lace and floral patterns. Romantic and delicate designs, illustrations and portraits haunting each object with residues and echoes of the old.

Aside from her objects, her fascination with the rain and stars further indulges the sense of nostalgia. The habitual process of printing on different grounds turns into a meditative experience – a rhythm of breaths and pauses with every line and dot, momentarily immersed with a time long gone.

Memories linger in order to ground the present. Abaño takes the gesture of engraving to immortalize and reconnect with an irrevocable past, a way of alleviating the ache that comes with the fear of forgetting and the undeniable truth of the temporary.

The exhibition opens with an artist reception on 8 August 2014, 6 pm, and will be on view until 29 August 2014.

Tin-aw Art Gallery is located at the Upper Ground Floor of .

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Musical Chairs, a political satire A one-man show by Dennis Ascalon

Artist Dennis francis Ascalon artistically documents the recent National Election

through his new show, Musical Chairs, a political satire. The show is the artist’s own

commentaries and opinions regarding the socio-political condition in the country and

how its twists and turns actually makes it ridiculous.

The show mirrors the existing political

condition in the country. His works revolve around the playing field and the courses the

government takes before, during and after the electoral process, thus, discussing its

biases, double dealings and deceitful facades.

The exhibit runs from 4 June to 24 June 2010 at NOVA Gallery, Warehouse 12A,

La Fuerza Compound, 2241 Don Chino Roces Ave., Makati City.

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IMPETUS 2 | Unraveling the Feminine

Impetus 2

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IMPETUS 2 | Unraveling the Feminine is the second of a three-part series of exhibits.

IMPETUS is about the tendencies and impulses that drive art towards engagement.

Featuring the works of:
Brenda Fajardo, Karen Ocampo Flores, Aj Tuviera Tolentino, Katti Sta Ana, Emmanuel Manny Garibay, Gromyko Semper, Mario de Rivera, Malate Literary Folio Diego Alvarez Ibarra!, etc.), Salvador Alonday, Robert Besana, Iggy Rodriguez and Maan De Loyola. Exhibit pipol: Karen Ocampo Flores, Noel Soler Cuizon, Brendale Asinas Tadeo, Hasnah Macla, Vitzka Altre, Chinx Nunag, Jef Carnay and Dante Castillo Jr.
Performance by Yasmin Almonte.

Curated by Karen Ocampo Flores and Noel Soler Cuizon
March 20 6:00pm
Opening reception THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014 6:00 PM
The exhibition runs until April 5, 2014

NOW Gallery + Auctions
Unit G05 Groundfloor, Ecoplaza Building
2305 Pasong Tamo Avenue Extension,
Makati City

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