Philippine Daily Inquirer
‘ Walong Filipina’ at Liongoren
“WALONG FILIPINA 2013” series presents “Over Seas,” a group exhibit that opens May 10 in Liongoren Gallery ( 111 New York St., Cubao; tel. 9124319, 4393962; e- mail firstname.lastname@example.org; website liongorengallery.com).
Participating artists are Genara Banzon, Isabel Roxas, Lenore Lim, Lewanda Lim, Nelfa Querubin, Pep Manalang, Nena Saguil and Valeria Cavestany.
The series takes the theme of water, featuring eight women artists who live abroad. Their styles and statements about water vary— from wonderment inspired by water’s cosmic spiritual attributes, to homage to and gratitude for water as life- sustaining force, to critical comments on how humanity has abused the waters of our environment.
“Fearless” features photographs by Alex Baluyut, Claro Cortes IV, Luis Liwanag and Veejay Villafranca. It opens May 15 at The ArtPrints Alley ( Suite 324, LRI Design Plaza, Nicanor Garcia St., Bel Air II, Makati City; tel. 8368799; e- mail inquiries@ oneworkshop. ph). It runs until May 30.
The exhibit underscores the power of visual reportage by four photographers who have faith in the ability of photojournalism to encourage positive, observable change.
‘ You Have Every Right’ extended
The “You Have Every Right” exhibit has been extended until May 18. It is on view at Ateneo Art Gallery ( 2/ L, Rizal Library Special Collections Bldg., Ateneo de Manila University, QC).
It features contemporary female artists working with video, photography, painting and new media to create process- oriented works that often involve collaborations, social interaction and the inclusion of real situations in their pieces.
Participating artists are Maria Cruz, Kiri Dalena, Lizza May David, Annika Erick- son, Claudia del Fierro, Tracey Moffatt and Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen. It is curated by Lian Ladia.
‘Sacred Geometry’ in Greenbelt
Altro Mondo Gallery presents “Sacred Geometry,” which showcases sculptural works by Filipino-French artist Olivia d’Aboville. The exhibit opens on May 16 at Greenbelt 5 Gallery, Ayala Center, Makati ( tel. 5013270, 0918-8026549; e-mail email@example.com).
D’Aboville worked with metal pins and glass containers to create entirely new configurations. She explores how patterns and the basic forms found in nature can lead to an infinite number of shapes, that one form can serve as the vessel for another. The exhibit runs until June 7.
Villas, Oclos at Galerie Anna
“A Beautiful Mind” features Ramel Villas’ paintings. His works are usually fraught with curious interiorities of emotions and unconscious realms where time, space and everything are pliable and things are possible. It runs until tomorrow at Galerie Anna ( 4/F, SM Megamall; tel. 4702511; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org).
A simultaneous exhibit is “We Rise Again from Ashes,” featuring paintings by Archie Oclos that take the soot and smoke of the charcoal industry in Ulin- gan, Tondo, and highlight the universality of workers’ experiences and aspirations.
2013 Shell Art Competition
The 2013 Shell National Students Art Competition is inviting Filipino college students to join any of the four openthemed categories: Oil/Acrylic, Watercolor, Sculpture and Digital Fine Arts.
The theme is “Insignia.” Each participant can submit a maximum of two entries across all categories.
Cash prizes for the winners are P60,000, P40,000 and P30,000. The awarding ceremonies will be held in September. Works will be exhibited at the Ayala Museum, Makati City. Visit www.shell.com.ph/shell_art.
Contestants from Metro Manila can sub- mit their entries July 4-6 at Shell House ( 156 Valero St., Salcedo Village, Makati City). Provincial entries must be submitted June 26-28 at designated Shell provincial depots and installations, or at Gallery Orange ( 2/F, Annex Bldg., Lopue’s Mandalagan, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental); and Anthill Fabric Gallery ( Pedro Calomarde corner Acacia Sts., Gorordo Avenue, Lahug, Cebu City).