This week’s art hop: exhibits to catch from July 10 to 16

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In Dina Gadia’s new exhibit, “Situation Amongst the Furnishings,” her large-scale paintings combine the personal and the political (an inevitability in these times, according to her exhibit notes) using “quotidian materials.” Image from SILVERLENS GALLERIES/FACEBOOK

Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — This week, get your art fix by attending exhibit openings or going to the ones you might have missed out on in the last few weeks.

Opening this week

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“Becoming” by Mars Bugaoan, “Aspects” by Kurt Lluch, and “Breathing, Breeding, Blowout” by Atsuko Yamagata (July 13, Thursday)

Three solo shows open at Artinformal (277 Connecticut St. Greenhills East, Mandaluyong) this Thursday, July 13. Catch “Becoming” by Mars Bugaoan, “Aspects” by Kurt Lluch, and “Breathing, Breeding, Blowout” by Atsuko Yamagata. The exhibits will be available for viewing at 6 p.m.

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“Situation Amongst The Furnishings” by Dina Gadia and “Techno-Utopian” by Pow Martinez (July 13, Thursday)

In “Situation Amongst the Furnishings,” Dina Gadia makes large-scale paintings that combine the personal and the political (an inevitability in these times, according to her exhibit notes) using “quotidian materials,” generating images imbued with her signature humor. Pow Martinez uses new paintings to “ponder on the failure of utopian ideals and its purported progress, pitting technology against a theory of the taboo” in his new show, “Techno-Utopian.” See these new works by Gadia and Martinez this Thursday, July 13, 6 p.m. at Silverlens Galleries (Lapanday Center, 2263 Don Chino Roces Ave. Ext., Makati City).

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“Lo Res” by Kitty Kaburo (July 15, Saturday)

Kitty Kaburo’s new solo show, “Lo Res,” is “inspired by the moods and emotions the Manila sky induces as well as the viewing of a low resolution copy of the 1980 Ishmael Bernal film ‘City After Dark / Manila By Night,’ where the “scenes of the past bleed into the present.” “Lo Res” opens on July 15, Saturday, 6 p.m. at Tin-aw Art Gallery (UGF Somerset Olympia Bldg., Makati Ave. cor. Sto. Tomas St., Makati City).


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  • Three shows opened on Sunday at Pinto Art Museum (Sierra Madre St., Grand Heights Subd., Brgy. San Roque, Antipolo, Rizal). This month, catch Lynyrd Paras’ “Black Clouds,” “Encounter,” a group show feat. work by Floyd Absalon, John Lawrence Canto, RC Caringal, Carl Dumdum, Joseph Fraylon, Joyce Ignacio, Ryan Jara, Paula Reyes, and Janardan Balingit, and a Studio 1616 group exhibition of recent works.

For a list of other ongoing art exhibitions, check out last week’s art hop.

Ending soon

  • On display until July 15 at West Gallery (48 West Ave., Quezon City): Kim Hamilton Sulit’s “Domestic Dusk, new works for The Mona Lisa Project (feat. work by Brisa Amir, Lendl Arvin, Pope Bacay, Jan Balquin, Pin Calacal, Lec Cruz, Gale Encarnacion, Carzan Esprela, Ayka Go, David Griggs, John Marin, Gene Paul Martin, Leonardo Onia, Veronica Pee, Julio San Jose, and Nicole Tee), Beejay Esber’s “Default,” and Neil Dela Cruz’s “Sub.”
  • Closing on July 18 are “It’s Never the Same,” a solo show by José Santos III and “Per Square Inch,” a group show curated by Leo Abaya (featuring work by 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 Santos III, Luis Santos, Pam Yan Santos, Nicole Tee, Gale Encarnacion, and MM Yu). Both shows are on view at The Drawing Room (Ground Floor, Building C, Karrivin Plaza, 2316 Chino Roces Ave Ext., Makati City).
  • “Thing Object Stuff,” is a group show curated by Lena Cobangbang, on view at Galerie Roberto (Molito Lifestyle Extension Building, Madrigal Ave. cor. Commerce Ave., Alabang, Muntinlupa City) until July 18. The show “affirms an artwork’s primacy in being objects, confronting its matterhood and physicality in fleshing out a critique of how art is made and can be made beyond the usual set conventions.” Exhibiting artists include Isa Andrew, Jan Balquin, Zeus Bascon, Con Cabrera, Ranelle Dial, Paola Germar, Ayka Go, Kitty Kaburo, Lou Lim, Veronica Peralejo, Tekla Tamoria, Mac Valdezco, Gail Vicente, Marija Vicente, and Tanya Villanueva.