22 April – 28 June 2009
The Edge Gallery
UP Vargas Museum
Panel Collective opens at The Edge Gallery of the UP Jorge B. Vargas Museum on 22 April 2009, 6 PM.
The exhibit features the group known by the same name, Panel Collective, composed of young and maverick comic book illustrators and cartoonists who have created a major portfolio in local and international comics. While their works are distinctive of each artist’s vision, these are connected by the visual narrative and sequential format comic illustration and cartooning has to offer. Featured artists include Melvin Calingo, Joanah Tinio-Calingo, Michael David, Gabriel Dela Cruz, Gilbert Monsanto, Jhomar Soriano, Elmer Damaso, Jerome Jacinto, JM Valenzuela, Keso, Chong Ardivilla, Albert Rodriguez, Syeri Baet-Zamar, Jon Zamar and Robi Villagracia.
Panel Collective offers different ways and mediums of telling a story or a situation – be it in pencil rendering, t-shirt printing, digital editorial cartooning, or traditional painting. The exhibit aims to give viewers a prismatic take on the art form of comic illustration as more than just punch lines. In some countries comics are venerated as aspects of their national identity. They provide indelible images that define a culture and keep national pride buoyant.
The group will also hold an Artists’ Talk on May 15 and June 26, (Fridays) 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM to share their insights and experiences as comics and illustration artists.
Panel Collective will run until 28 June 2009. For more information, please contact the UP Vargas Museum at 928-1927 (direct line), 981-8500 local 4024 (UP trunkiline), 928-1925 (fax), 0929-8567909 (mobile), or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also visit the Museum’s official website at http://www.vargasmuseum.org.