The Silence of J
Galleria Duemila, Pasay City
Ongoing until June 30
In his latest solo exhibition, visual artist Junyee Yee attempts to exhibit his thoughts on silence through a series of four-sided woodworks. The wall artworks mounted on walls are made from sturdy jointed T&G (tongue-and-groove) planks, whitewashed in ivory, snow and eggshell – all muted colors that highlight the artist’s depth and perspective on the subject of soundlessness.
Known for his use of indigenous resources, Yee’s sparse compositions seemingly manifest as diagrams or blueprints of a utopian construct and through each piece – made to look like discontinued paint job – he reveals the architectural and utilitarian qualities of the medium.
For more information on this ongoing exhibit, call (02) 833-9815 or
email email@example.com or visit www.galleriaduemila.com.
Studies on the Movement of Water
Tall Gallery, Finale Art File, Makati City
Ongoing until July 2
The changing ecologies and the connection between sky and shore are explored in Catalina Africa’s current series of artworks. Each painting, based on the artist’s perceived impressions on the subject, revels in the fluidity and flux of ocean as well as the land that surrounds it.
Africa reveals a cosmic fascination with the “geography that is also myself” by reflecting the proverbial sense of seeing the universe in a grain of sand. Her latest exhibit serves as an act of aesthetic introspection towards the world beyond.
Visit www.finaleartfile.com to know more about this solo show.
The Way In/The Way Out
Silverlens Galleries, Makati City
Ongoing until July 2
Painter and Buddhist Chati Coronel has always been fascinated with human consciousness which has been the thematic bedrock of nearly everything that she does. And in her solo exhibition, she delves deeper into this invisible and mysterious object that serves as “our currency” with the use of color.
Each of Coronel’s painting has corresponding color, and each color is applied with the same layering technique she’s used in most of her work. Notably, each color has varying effects on the image – either obfuscating, fragmenting, diffusing or altering. There is a ritualistic fervor to the way the artist intends each color to be an energy center.
For inquiries, call (02) 816-0044 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happiness is a Pearl
1701 The Little Room Upstairs, Landsdale Tower, Quezon City
June 9 to July 3
Theater company Artist Playground opens its second season with the production of the Famer Rody Vera-written play “Happiness is a Pearl.”
The story follows three characters: Kenji, a male courtesan; Maria, a poor Pinay Japayuki; and Mari, a wife who falls in love with Kenji. The main characters are intertwined by fate and struggles while trying to find the true meaning of love and happiness.
“Happiness is a Pearl” will be directed by Paul Jake Paule, and will star Ruth Alferez as Mari and Tomas Miranda as Kenji, together with Artist Playground’s very own group of artists Cath Go (Mari, alternate), Jerome Rosalin (Kenji, alternate), and Shiela Espina and Irra Ruzz as Maria.
Talks of Philippine Cinema: Iyakan at Sampalan
Ayala Museum, Makati City
June 11, 3:00 p.m.
Multi-awarded filmmaker, writer, educator and professor Nick Deocampo is holding a four-part lecture series tackling Philippine cinema. For his first talk, he will discuss melodrama in the local film scene.
Melodrama is considered the “queen” of Filipino movie genres as it has dominated and permeated almost all mainstream cinematic forms ever known in the country. But a movie genre can only result from the habitual patronage by movie viewers of familiar story patterns and character types, resulting in a reciprocal relation between film artist and audience.
Participants will get to re-acquaint themselves with the familiar by knowing the villains and martyrs in Filipino movies.
Ticket prices range from P300 to P800. For inquiries and reservations, call (02) 759-8288 or email email@example.com.