Art, Exhibit, UP Vargas Museum, West Wing Gallery (Edge)

Coalescence… Science & Art

Coalescence… Science & Art
Photographs by Dr. Gil S. Jacinto
13 November 2008 – 16 January 2009
The Edge Gallery
G/F, UP Vargas Museum

The UP Jorge B. Vargas Museum presents Coalescence… Science & Art at the Edge Gallery, a photo exhibition by Dr. Gil Jacinto, Professor of Marine Science at the University of the Philippines – Diliman.

Coalescence, defined as a fusion that arises from the combination of distinct elements, is the term that Dr. Gil Jacinto associates himself. A chemical oceanographer and a photographer, the boundary between these two facets of his life disappears when he embarks on his work and travels. He takes and creates photographs as a hobby, a source of rejuvenation and inspiration, and as a venue for imagining and creating new perspectives of the world as he sees it.

This collection of photographs by Dr. Jacinto delves into the world of art through his use of prosumer digital cameras and an entry-level digital SLR. The images reflect not only science in art or art in science, but science and art – the disappearance of boundaries. The captivating colors of sunsets and sunrises, real and figurative reflections, the haunting face of an 88-year old woman camouflaged by the bark of a sampaloc tree, and the beauty of a backlit flower of a common bush all manifest the union of the scientific discipline and the aesthetics.

Coalescence will run until 16 January 2009. The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. For more details, please contact the UP Vargas Museum at 928-1927 (Direct line), 981-8500 local 4024 (UP Trunkline), 928-1925 (Fax) or (0929) 8567909 (Mobile). You can also send your inquiries via e-mail to


About Jorge B. Vargas Museum

It aims to preserve its collection donated by Jorge B. Vargas and conducts research, exhibitions, publications, and educational programs. The Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center houses a museum, archives, and library devoted to the Philippine history, art, and culture from the late 19th century until the post-war era. Its main beneficiaries are students, faculty, researchers and scholars of the Philippines and Asia.


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