THE ART PIECE AS A CLOSED TEXT SERIES
MARCH 19 - APRIL 5, 2019
Gate 1, Pasillo 18, La Fuerza Plaza, 2241 Chino Roces Avenue, Makati, Philippines
Participating artists: Jonathan Benitez, Mideo M. Cruz, Simkin de Pio, Jojo Soria de Veyra, Juliet Lea, Noli Principe Manalang, Jason Moss, Alwin Reamillo, Jon Red, Raul G. Rodriguez, Angelo Valmoria Roxas, Brian Sergio, Clairelynn Uy
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PHOTO GALLERY (INGRESS):
Angelo Valmoria Roxas (foreground) and the curators during the March 14 installation.
(Photo by Angelo Roxas)
PHOTO GALLERY (OPENING RECEPTION)
(Photos by Angelo Roxas):
Exhibition launch guests upstairs with Noli Principe Manalang's watercolors at left.
Back, from left: Raul Rodriguez and Jojo Soria de Veyra.
Front, from left: J Studio's Genevieve Magisa, Diskurso Curation's Alwin Reamillo, and participating artists Roxas and Brian Sergio.
Roxas' painting on altered shirt hangs at the back.
From left: J Studio's Magisa and Edwin Naraja with Diskurso Curation's Reamillo.
Magisa poses with two Cruz doll/toy assemblages.
Magisa poses with the sleeves of Roxas' painting on altered shirt.
Sergio (center) with friend photographers just outside the gallery. Magisa (reflected on mirror) takes the photo with Roxas' camera.
Sergio in front of his painted photographs.
Roxas (left) poses with Reamillo and de Veyra in front of Rodriguez's mixed media collages and Jon Red's painting.
Red (left) chats with Reamillo.
Rodriguez (second from left), Reamillo, and de Veyra in front of Juliet Lea's paintings.
From left: A Red painting over Reamillo's installation, a Mideo M. Cruz doll/toy bricolage, Roxas' painting on altered t-shirt, another Cruz doll, and Lea's paintings.
From left: Lea's paintings, another Cruz toy/doll bricolage, a Rodriguez mixed media work, and a Red painting.
Rodriguez's mixed media works flank Red's Satsat at Ratrat.
From left: Roxas, artist and curator Josephine Turalba, and Reamillo upstairs.
From left: Turalba (center) with her studio assistant, Mia Mendoza, and Reamillo.
From left: Rodriguez, de Veyra, Reamillo, J Studio owner Jia Estrella, Roxas (6th from left), with guests from ABS-CBN including script writer Gianne de Peralta (2nd from right).
Another Roxas selfie with Jia Estrella.
Rodriguez, de Veyra, and Reamillo chat with guests at the gallery entrance.
The door text decals.
Two Clairelynn Uy oils greet guests at the entrance leading towards the gallery's main hall pieces.
A guest examines a Rodriguez mixed media piece.
From left: Simkin de Pio's acrylic piece, another Cruz assemblage, and Jonathan Benitez's mixed media painting.
Broadcaster Queen Melo Esguerra poses under Roxas' piece.
Another Roxas selfie, from left: Roxas, Bellas Artes Projects' artistic director Inti Guerrero, and Esguerra.
More guests upstairs.
Another Roxas selfie with Benjamin Canapi of Blender Media.
APRIL 5 ARTISTS' TALK AND CLOSING PARTY
(Photos by Angelo Roxas):
Co-curators Jojo Soria de Veyra (left with handycam) and Alwin Reamillo (sitting right)
From left: Angelo Valmoria Roxas, Reamillo, Raul Rodriguez, de Veyra, reggae band singer Mats Codera, Mideo Cruz, Uma Cruz, and Racquel de Loyola
From left: Roxas, Reamillo, artist manager Mia Mendoza, and de Veyra
Mideo Cruz (left) and Roxas
(Photos by Raymond Red):
From left: Reamillo (below two Juliet Lea paintings), Racquel de Loyola, and Mideo Cruz (in front of a Cruz bricolage)
Diskurso Curation's Jojo Soria de Veyra
Film director and artist Raymond Red (foreground) takes a selfie from J Studio's loft
Mideo R. Cruz in front of one of his pieces
From left: An anthropologist friend of fellow anthropologist and painter Poch Naval, Naval, J Studio owner Jia Santos-Estrella, and Raul Rodriguez
Diskurso Curation's Alwin Reamillo stressing a point
Reamillo and Cruz video-shoots de Veyra's opening speech
Roxas gives a backgrounder to his appropriations
Mideo Cruz's cellphone video of the talk (incomplete) uploaded to Facebook:
Gallery space: TBD
Curators: Diskurso Curation and Josephine "Jing" Turalba
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