[Blueboard] ArtSpeak by Raffy T. Napay & Charles Buenconsejo on Sept 2 at Ateneo Art Gallery

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Raffy T. Napay & Charles Buenconsejo

*Wednesday, 2 September 20154pmAteneo Art Gallery*Free admissionExhibitions
run through 12 September 2015*

2013 Art Awards winner Raffy T. Napay spent one spring in England as that
year’s recipient of the Liverpool Hope University Residency Grant. Known
for stitching, tufting, and weaving thread and scrap fabric onto canvas,
the Caloocan-based artist drew inspiration from the temperate climes and
fairy tale-like wooded surroundings of Liverpool Hope to create *Sanctuary *-
 a series of sculptures and wall-bound works that recall his short break
from the chaos of Metro Manila, into the forests of the Western World. The
central image of a bird’s nest illustrates the freedom of finding a home
while being in transit. Every object in the gallery is made by hand,
shrouding the space in softness, while threatening to engulf the viewer;
creating a sanctuary in every sense of the word.

Like Napay, Charles Buenconsejo also takes a cue from silence, this time
using the noise of everyday life to produce* Relative Nothing*. This time
working exclusively with video, the Cebuano photographer spent six weeks at
the Visual Arts Center of La Trobe University in Bendigo, Australia as a
recipient of the Fernando Zobel Prize for Visual Art at the 2014 Ateneo Art
Awards. In Bendigo, he filmed his every move—such as walking to and from
his studio, entering the gallery— capturing footage of the self while
eliminating any potential meaning it may have held, deconstructing the
culture of the #selfie
in turn showing how the act of documentation can turn something into


*Idiopathic HuesThe Modernists' Color Palette: Selections from the
Permanent Collection*

Modern artists began with the assumption that color and shape formed the
essential characteristics of art. Color, as perceived visually, is
experiential and relies heavily on and is influenced by a specific
environment. Thus, a distinct color palette became evident from the works
of the second wave of Philippine Modernists - the Philippine Art Gallery
(PAG) Neo-Realists - to the early Abstractionists. Both explored the
relationship between color and its viewers, the feelings it evoked, the
emotions it conveyed, and the "sounds" it made. (Read More)

*Idiopathic Hues runs from 15 August 2015 to 31 May 2016 at the Ateneo Art
Gallery Permanent Collections Area.*

Image: Diosdado Lorenzo, The Farmer's House, Oil on plywood, 70 x 92 cm,


*NEWSEUMMaking museums fun for the little ones*

Museum Foundation of the Philippines, Inc. and Jollibee
present NEWSEUM: Making museums fun for the little ones. (


*SANCTUARYRaffy T. Napay*

Upon winning the 2013 Ateneo Art Awards for his exhibition, *Thread
Experience*, Napay was given the Liverpool Hope University Residency Grant,
where the shifts in seasons, from fall to spring, inspired the soft
sculptures and large-scale embroideries on canvas that make up Sanctuary.(Read


*Sanctuary runs until 12 September 2015. *

*RELATIVE NOTHINGCharles Buenconsejo*

Buenconsejo won the Ateneo Art Awards in both 2013 and 2014 for his ongoing
engagement with creation and destruction told through a visual narrative of
light. *Relative Nothing* asks about the human element, or who we are
amidst all of this.(Read More)


*Relative Nothing runs until 12 September 2015.*

Completed in 1320, Dante Alighieri's *The Divine Comedy *has inspired
visual artists from different periods to illustrate and visualize the
various characters and episodes in its three parts:* Inferno, Purgatorio,
and Paradiso*.

To celebrate the 750th centennial of Dante's birth, illustrations by
William Blake, Gustave Dore, and Rico Lebrun are compiled to represent each
part. Reproductions of these illustrations, rendered in black and white,
can be found in publications from the Rizal Library Art Book Collection.
Also included is a print by Salvador Dali from the AAG Collection. (Read

*The exhibition runs from 15 August to 5 December 2015.*

Image: Salvador Dali, Scene from Dante's Inferno, Lithograph, 30.5 x 23 cm,

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