This week’s art hop: exhibits to catch from June 19 to 25

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Presented by the Kamias Triennial, “TWO” screens work by two Canada-based artists, Julia Feyrer (and her collaborator, Tamara Henderson) and Oliver Husain. Photo from KAMIAS TRIENNIAL/FACEBOOK

Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — This week, catch film screenings by Canadian artists, hear from artists in residence hailing from Bangladesh, and view solo and group exhibits from Filipino artists and beyond, both new and those about to close.

Opening this week

“TWO” by Julia Feyrer and Oliver Husain (June 20, Tuesday)

Presented by the Kamias Triennial, “TWO” screens work by two Canada-based artists, Julia Feyrer (and her collaborator, Tamara Henderson) and Oliver Husain. The evening is described as “a small scale meditation on film and cinema in contemporary art by way of two distinct artists,” and will be followed by a formal or informal discussion (may include Canadian whiskey). Catch “TWO” on June 20, 8 p.m. at Los Otros (59 Mahabagin St., Teacher’s Village East, Quezon City).


West Gallery - June 22
“Sub” by Neil dela Cruz, “Domestic Dusk” by Kit Hamilton Sulit, and “Default” by Beejay Esber (June 22, Thursday)

Catch three solo shows and an update on The Mona Lisa Project at West Gallery (48 West Ave., Quezon City) on Thursday, 6 p.m. Neil dela Cruz’s “Sub,” Kit Hamilton Sulit’s “Domestic Dusk,” and Beejay Esber’s “Default” are on display alongside new additions to The Mona Lisa Project, a personal endeavor by West Gallery owner Soler Santos, from artists like Brisa Amir, Lendl Arvin, Pope Bacay, Jan Balquin, Pin Calacal, Lec Cruz, Gale Encarnacion, Carzen Esprela, Akya Go, David Griggs, John Marin, Gene Paul Martin, Leonardo Onia, Veronica Pee, Julio San Jose, and Nicole Tee, joining over 100 earlier renditions by other artists of the Da Vinci classic.

South by Southeast
“South by Southeast” by Ayesha Sultana and Nabil Rahman (June 23, Friday)

Catch “South by Southeast,” a series of artist talks by Bellas Artes Projects Dhaka-based artists in residence, Ayesha Sultana and Nabil Rahman this Friday at Bellas Artes Outpost (2nd Floor, the Alley at Karrivin Plaza, 2316 Chino Roces Ave., Makati City) at 7 p.m.


During their two-month stay with BAP, Sultana and Rahman were able to work with the workshops and artisans of Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar in Bataan, as well as visit Taal Volcano and the Cordilleras with Gaston Damag, Cian Dayrit, Issay Rodriguez, and Lucy Raven.


Per Square Inch
“Per Square Inch,” group show curated by Leo Abaya (June 24, Saturday)

Combining a sense of play and satirical commentary on literal measurement of art, Leo Abaya has put together a show where 31 artists create pieces with “inch-sized” as the sole restriction. “Per Square Inch” will be displayed at The Drawing Room’s Spare Room Project (Ground Floor, Building C, Karrivin Plaza, 2316 Chino Roces Ave Ext., Makati City) on June 24, 5 p.m.

The featured artists are Leo Abaya, Raena Abella, Bea Alcala, Brisa Amir, Johnny Alcazaren, Pope Bacay, Jan Balquin, Zean Cabangis, Pin Calacal, Jef Carnay, Marika Constantino, Lec Cruz, Jess De Leon, Christina Dy, Chia Chen-Ju Kitty Kaburo, Gregory Halili, Nilo Ilarde, JC Jacinto, Isha Naguiat, Elaine Navas, Veronica Pee, Christina Quisumbing Ramilo, Carina Santos, Isabel Santos, José John Santos III, Luis Santos, Pam Yan Santos, Nicole Tee, Gale Encarnacion, and MM Yu.


Ending soon

  • The Inverted Telescope” at The Drawing Room (GF Bldg. C Karrivin Plaza, 2316 Chino Roces Ave. Ext., Makati City) runs until June 20. Catch works by Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan, Gaston Damag, Ringo Bunoan, Mark Justiniani, Kawayan de Guia, Arvin Nogueras, and Walang Kikilos. The show is curated by Angel Velasco Shaw.

  • Closing on June 23 is “Abot-Tanaw: Tracing Local Horizons,” on view at White Cube Gallery at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila (Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Complex, Roxas Blvd., Malate, Makati City). Set up in celebration of National Heritage Month, “Abot-Tanaw” enlists the talents of photographers in showcasing the natural beauty of the Philippines.

  • Lec Cruz’s “Troglodytes in Cashmere,” Jel Suarez’s “Never Missed Never Will,” and Oca Villamiel’s “Collages, Drawings and Installations” at Underground Gallery (2F Makati Cinema Square, 2130 Don Chino Roces Ave., Makati City) are ongoing until June 24.

  • Recto/Verso: New Collages and Paintings” by Gerardo Tan is on display at ARCHIVO 1984 (Warehouse 1, 2135 Chino Roces Ave., Makati City) until June 24.

  • In Search of Lost Time” by Norberto Roldan runs at MO_Space (9th Avenue, Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City)  until June 25.

  • “Independence Day,” a group show by Carlo Gabuco, Robert Langenegger, Wire Tuazon, and Jeona Zoleta; “Misuse” by Bembol dela Cruz; and “Smoke ‘Em Phantoms Out” by Redd Nacpil are ongoing at Finale Art File (Warehouse 17, La Fuerza Compound, 2241 Chino Roces Ave, Makati City) until June 26.

  • Open Index” at ARTERY Art Space (102 P. Tuazon Blvd., Quezon City) with work by Jeffrey Jay Jarin, Jacob Lindo, and Isabel Santos runs until June 27.

  • Bellweather Furies,” a group show curated by Lena Cobangbang, is on view at Galerie Roberto (Molito Lifestyle Building, Ayala Alabang) until June 27. Catch new work by Pauline Despi, Iara Diaz, Isobel Francisco, Tin Garcia, Denver Garza, Eleanor Giron, Isabel Santos, Eva Yu, and Jeona Zoleta.