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Monday, December 6, 2010

BULAKLAK NG DILA │ DOLL EYES


Bulaklak ng Dila
Rodel Tapaya
10 December 2010 to 5 March 2011
Lobby and West Wing Gallery

In Bulaklak ng Dila (idioms), Tapaya explores the idiomatic expression pertaining to the exaggeration of truths. Relating it with the everyday and with the current social climate, the artist interprets a local proverb through allegory, incorporating various media from oil and glass painting, to sculpture, installation, diorama, mural, drawing, and portraits framed by tin.

Bulaklak ng Dila presents social critique by way of parody and farce; implicating how the “proverbial is political and that the florid tongue adorns history all over”.



Doll Eyes
Joy Mallari
10 December 2010 to 15 January 2011
3F, North and South Coinciding with the Wing Galleries

Doll Eyes is a story of Tin who searches for her missing friend Ella through the busy and treacherous streets of Quiapo. The author, Santos, initially wove the story from the first large-scale painting created by Mallari, and in turn, Mallari again painted another set of works that best expresses Doll Eyes, thus the conversation between literature and the visual arts. Further dialogue takes place when photographs of children collected by Jorge Vargas are juxtaposed with the images in Mallari’s paintings and texts in Santos’s narrative.

exhibit is a retrospective of CANVAS’s previous publications. With their deft hands and distinct points of view, artists Romeo Forbes, Elmer Borlongan, Farley del Rosario, Plet Bolipata, Rodel Tapaya, Ivee Olivares-Mellor, Serj Bumatay, Jose John Santos III, Roel Obemio, Liza Flores and Anthony Palomo brought stories to life and adorned the covers and pages of CANVAS’s storybooks. These artworks served as the inspiration for the Romeo Forbes Children’s Story Writing Competition, CANVAS’s yearly endeavor to seek out Filipino talent and forge creative collaborations across artistic sensibilities.

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