Mag:net in April

Mag:net Gallery Katipunan
…Until 8 April Jayson Oliveria: Life Expectancies
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14 Apr – 7 May Roberto Chabet: 10,000 paintings I must paint before I die

Mag:net Gallery Ayala Avenue
1 Apr – 4 May Alex Aguilar: Reflections of a discarded screw

The Wall at Mag:net Café High Street
…Until 15 Apr Anne Wilson: (New Installation)
…(Next) Jodam Allingam: (Sculptures)

MAG:NET CULINARY-Katipunan (Casual Dining starts at 6:30PM)
Featuring an all-new menu by Chef Niño Laus. Recommendations: Tinapang Dory, Bihon-wrapped Prawn Tempura, Macliing Coffee Spice Rub Chicken Leg, Chok Nut Kare Kareng Liempo among others. For reservations and Private Functions call 9293191 or text (Jhennie) 09206120456. View menu>

1 (Wed)- Jazz Night: Koyang & Extrapolation
2 (Thu)- Theater Thursday: SPIT (Silly People’s Improv Theater)
3 (Fri)- Soul Experiment Night:  Yosha & more…
4 (Sat)- Campusition Night:  Sense of Sound, Footlong, Hidden Nikki, Made for Midnight Movies, Nanay Mo & more…
6 (Mon)- Happy Mondays Gig: Johnoy, Roberto Nicolas, Taggu nDios
7 (Tue)- The Lighter Production: Acid Radio, Breast Pump, Fad & more…
13 (Mon)- Lunduyan Sining Night
14 (Tue)- Dublimination Round featuring Rubdadub, Dreadknot Used, One Hit Wonder
15 (Wed)- Surge Productions: Affirm & more…
16 (Thu)- Theater Thursday: Koine Bar Acts
17 (Fri)- Juanlunatec & Friends featuring Juanlunatec, Leujim, Space Bakers,  and more…
18 (Sat)- GLANCE Night
20 (Mon)- Happy Mondays Gig: Ang Bandang Shirley, Biscochong Halimaw, Los Chupacabras,
21 (Tue)- Headstock Production: ORANGE JUESDAYS- Capo, Lunar, Pisenlav , No Drama,
22 (Wed)- .MOV CineKatipunan presents:  FUCK FILM PARTY
23 (Thu)- Theater Thursday: SPIT (Silly People’s Improv Theater)
24 (Fri)- Tribu ni Dulu, Dirty Kitchen , Lampara, Rag Doll Rodeo, The Hollow
25 (Sat)- The Lighter Production- Breast Pump, Broken Sauce,  Jenitalia, Mothballs, Placid, The Dose, Treadstone,
27 (Mon)- Nicole and Carlo Night
28 (Tues)- Radiopilipinas Productions: Antigo, Black Summer, Coldplay, Gatecrash with Nadi, Fancycakes, Sundown Caffeine, Radiomachines
29 (Wed)- Mary Moon Productions
30 (Thu)- Theater Thursday: Koine Bar Acts

POETRY READINGS- Katipunan (Start at 7:30PM, Mondays, Free Admission)
6 & 20 April Happy Mondays Poetry Nights (Hosted by Joel Toledo)
13 April Lunduyan Sining
27 April O.M.G. Open Mic Gig (Hosted by Vim Nadera)
30 April Arrest Poetry Night

ACOUSTIC HOUR- Katipunan (Starts at 8PM, Tuesday-Saturday, Free Admission)
Tuesdays: Tao Aves
Wednesday:  1 & 15 April Van Sereno / 22 & 28 April Boogie Romero
Thursdays: 2 & 16 April Roberto Nicolas/23 April Johnoy Danao
Fridays:  Noli Aurillo
Saturdays: 4 April Johnoy Danao / 18 April Denise Sagun / 25 April Chris & Datu

CINEKATIPUNAN (Screens Daily from 4:30PM-6:30PM, Free admission)
Art as Cinema: 20 Installations and the Promise of Forever
featuring the works of:
Lav Diaz
John Torres
Martha Atienza
Shireen Seno
& more… (Details to follow)

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(Note: In observance of the Holy Week, Mag:net Café Katipunan is closed from Holy Wednesday until Easter Sunday)

Kreskin Sugay / Sins of Omission

Kreskin Sugay
Sins Of Omission
7 January – 2 February 2009

All the recalls and recoils on art in general, much with the retrograde fad, such as recycling, rewinds, and all the re’s from art history to pop culture modes of media – say, bronze sculptures by Duchamp sit (not-so-comfortably) side by side with a gangster rapper flashing his gold teeth, or in another collage, Rodin’s thinking man sits contemplating amidst a background of Nike air sneakers, a catalog page with various treasures interact with Arnold Schwarzenegger’s terminator character and the tin man from the Wizard of Oz, might be all too familiar, yet not, as this year’s opener veers the way to begin with redirection in painting.

As opposed to resolutions, religious or moralist leanings, and even guilt, Kreskin Sugay delves into (c)omitting sins in painting, a detour to the usual codes of meaning, yet nothing to do with creating or remaking another set of definitions, but eyes onto the act of painting itself wherein certain choices, decisions, or stance of the artist adopted from the moment, mediates into the creation of the works throughout the process.

Sugay focuses on the various options and decisions, yet yielding from random selection, in which the artist have had managed the images to lodge their way into his thought process. The production requires minimal control, this may be leaving mistakes, or turning the canvas upside-down being part of its laxity. As it is from the artist himself, he is, at the moment, making abstractions, very much interested in the makings – the mess that comes with failure, detours, losing control, of a painting.

The act of (c)omitting sin (in the artist’s painting process) finishes into permuting images, piling up painting clich?s, introducing element in the painting sending it to another direction, clashing the images and redirecting them to comic results. For Kreskin Sugay, the works seem to target the tradition of collage itself, more so with the investment of meaning onto seemingly random images.

The success of omitting sin, parodies all the clich?s of the artist’s work about painting, or to that effect, leaving him as well as his audience to – engage, question, celebrate, parody (it’s) traditions.

Sins of Omission will have its opening cocktails on Wednesday, January 7 at 6PM. The exhibit will be on view until Febrauary 2.
Mag:net Gallery Ayala, is at the ground floor of The Columns Tower 1, at the corner of Ayala Avenue and Buendia. For details or inquiries, contact the gallery at 929-31-91 or email or visit

Kreskin Sugay
Kreskin Sugay