3F Galleries, Exhibit, South Wing Gallery

TERRAIN | Dexter Sy

MAY 2016 insta Terrain v1

12 May to 3 June 2016
3F South Wing Gallery
UP Vargas Museum

UP Vargas Museum, with support from The Working Animals Art Projects, opens Dexter Sy’s exhibition titled Terrain on May 12, Thursday, 4pm at the 3F Galleries of the museum.

In Terrain, Sy pursues his practice of focusing on kin and social ties by looking into the archive and the act of sifting through it. He gathers various materials from the collection presenting Jorge B. Vargas in a different light: not as a statesman, but as a private man engrossed in moments shared with his family. From these, he creates multi-layered forms inspired by geography, resulting in works that demarcate his subjects in various contexts of interaction.

Terrain runs until June 3.

Dexter Sy (b. 1979, Manila) received his Bachelor of Fine Arts Major in Advertising from Far Eastern University. He was conferred the Maningning Miclat Art Foundation Art Competition Grand Prize in 2004, and he was part of the Haslla International Open Air Museum Residency and Haslla Art World Museum in Korea (2011, 2012 and 2015). He was a consistent Philippine Art Awards awardee, where he was given the Jurors Choice for Excellence in 2010 and 2012. He has exhibited in different galleries and museums here and abroad (USA, Thailand, China and Korea).

For more information, please contact Vargas Museum at (+632) 928-1927 (direct line), (+632) 981-8500 loc. 4024 (UP trunkline), (+632) 928-1925 (fax) or send an e-mail to vargasmuseum@gmail.com. You may also check our website at http://vargasmuseum.upd.edu.ph or like us at http://www.facebook.com/vargasmuseum.upd and follow us at Twitter and Instagram @UPVargasMuseum for updates.

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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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The Nature of the Collection (1F Galleries) and Revisiting the Conservative (3F Galleries) are extended until 22 June 2019. For group tours, please contact vargasmuseum@up.edu.ph.
The 2019 Art Workshops by Fernando B. Sena at the UP Vargas Museum resume on 22 June. Registration is ongoing. The workshops are for kids (8+), teens, and adults. Mr. Sena teaches painting, drawing, still life, portraiture, landscape, and figures. Schedule: 9-11:30am, eight Saturdays For details, please contact Vargas Museum (Linda) at 928-1927 or Mr. Sena at 376-2196 during office hours.
ADVISORY: Galleries will be closed early at 12 PM tomorrow, 13 June 2019, for a book launch. Inquiries: vargasmuseum@up.edu.ph
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“Mr. Jorge B. Vargas, the designated Mayor of Greater Manila by President Quezon back in 1942, was an ardent client and devoted friend of Amorsolo. Aside from having his own portrait done he commissioned Amorsolo a variety of paintings with subjects ranging from family and friends’ portraits to views of residences, landscapes and seascapes, from war scenes and historical events to nude studies. Mr. Vargas had been so close a friend to Amorsolo that he would even confide to the artist his personal problems.” The Nature of the Collection 1F Galleries Exhibition runs until June 15, 2019 --- Source: Lazo, Sylvia Amorsolo et al. Maestro Fernando C. Amorsolo: Recollections of the Amorsolo Family. 2009.
ADIVSORY: UP Vargas Museum will be closed today, 6 June 2019, for Lekturang Norberto Romualdez. Inquiries: vargasmuseum@up.edu.ph

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