Various Artists, co-presented by Canvas and Vargas Museum
May 31 – June 18, 2013
The UP Vargas Museum and the Center for Art, New Ventures and Sustainable Development (CANVAS) invite everyone to the opening of Looking for Juan: Revolution on 31 May, Friday, 4:00 PM. This year marks the fifth year of the Looking for Juan Outdoor Banner Project – CANVAS’s annual project designed to explore Filipino identity. Dozens of the country’s artists have been invited to participate and interpret the theme, “REVOLUTION”, as a tribute to Andres Bonifacio on his 150th birth year anniversary.
The original artworks will be showcased at the Lobby and West Wing Gallery of the museum. And as before, the images will be printed onto tarpaulin banners, which will then be installed around the magnificent, tree-lined 2.2km Academic Oval of the University of the Philippines. After the exhibition, the tarpaulin banners will be recycled into tote bags to support CANVAS’ projects promoting Filipino art and culture.
Opens on May 31
3rd Floor Galleries
The UP Vargas Museum and the Center for Art, New Ventures & Sustainable Development (CANVAS.ph) invites everyone to the opening of Nameless at the 3F Galleries, on the 31st of May 2013, Friday, at 4:00 PM.
In this solo exhibition, Dave Lock illustrates verses from the 98B COLLABoratory in these works of oil on canvas – all untitled, hence: Nameless. A self-described “optimistic nihilist,” Lock’s work is permeated by his realizations of “an extreme termination to all living and non-living things,” which move from hand to brush to canvas, in fine strokes that illustrate the artist’s careful avoidance of disillusion and depression.
Without fully departing from the “nightmare-infested creatures” formed by merging portraiture with organic forms in his earlier works, Nameless reveals softer edges in the blurring of boundaries between light and shadow; yet, these images retain their capacity to embed themselves in the viewer’s mind and encroach upon (and through) the imagination. As if to visualize trauma, Lock shows how even that which is without a name can leave an indelible mark.
The exhibition opens on the 31st of May, 2013 at the 3rd floor galleries. It is recommended, but not required, that guests RSVP through facebook.
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