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April 29, 2012

A Tribute to Moms Art Exhibit

There is nothing quite like the bond between mother and child. Emily Dickinson once said that a mother ‘is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.

This Mother’s Day, Galerie Joaquin and Galerie Francesca have created the perfect venue for mothers and their children (and fathers, too!) to celebrate that eternal bond. Opening on May 1 at the Atrium of the Podium, ‘Mums & Kidz (Dads Too!)’ is a special exhibition you can bring the entire family to and the perfect way for families to express their devotion and appreciation to the most important woman in their lives.




With works from some of the leading modern and contemporary artists in the country, including Angelito Antonio, Jovan Benito, Michael Cacnio, Jomar Delluba, Carlo Magno, Hamzah Marbella, Roel Obemio. Aljo Pingol, Dominic Rubio, Lydia Velasco and Migs Villanueva, this exhibition promises to be a fitting tribute to mothers everywhere.

The exhibition will have an opening reception on May 2 at 6:30pm at The Atrium of The Podium, ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong and runs from May 1-6, 2012. ‘Mums & Kidz (Dads Too!)’ promises to be this year’s most anticipated Mothers Day event.


After the showing at the Atrium of The Podium from May 1 to 6, the exhibition will show at the Galerie Joaquin Podium Gallery at the Lower Ground Level of the Podium from May 7 to 13 and will then show at Galerie Francesca Megamall from May 14 to 20.


‘Mums & Kidz (Dads Too!)’ is a survey of the finest works from the leading artists today. Given the conceptual framework of portraying mothers and their families in time for May’s upcoming Mothers Day festivities, the participating artists have created some of their best works for display.


The essence of motherhood is apparent in the monochromatic abstract-figurations of Angelito Antonio. His ‘Sa Piling ni Inay’ depicts the classic ‘mother and child’ motif’ within the context of his affinity with the transparent cubism pioneered by Vicente Manansala.


Master painter Dominic Rubio takes a different approach, preferring to paint his ‘Pag-alaga ni Inay’ through the prism of his trademark adherence to nostalgia. The characteristic elongated necks and allusions towards a romantic vision of colonialism lend a particularly gentle touch to what is already a tender scene. Lydia Velasco’s stress on the female form highlights the nurturing side of motherhood, with her own ‘Mother and Child’ piece ‘A Mother’s Love’ imparting strong emotions to an already charged scene.


Leading sculptor Michael Cacnio looks at a father’s relationship with his child in his brass work ‘Father and Son Fly A Kite.’ Cacnio’s outstanding technique in capturing ‘frozen’ moments of joy is readily apparent in this whimsically affectionate work.


Contemporary artist Jomar Delluba looks at a mother’s own joy: that of happy children in his action portraits. ‘A Summer’s Surprise’ shows the playfulness of children through the hyperrealist snapshots from a virtuoso painter of Delluba’s stature. Nine year old naïf painter Hamzah Marbella continues to astound by presenting visions of motherhood through the eyes of a child, with ‘Bonding with Mom’ demonstrating his keen sense of scale, perspective, and tonal values.

Likewise, Jovan Benito’s ‘Afternoon Bathtime’ offers the supporting side of motherhood through the act of bathing a newborn. Her trademark figurative abstractions with high emphasis on eyes, demonstrates Benito’s emotional alignment with the subjects she portrays on canvas.

Roel Obemio continues his adherence to Fernando Botero’s style of volume figurations within the imaginative and fanciful interludes. His ‘Sunday Afternoon’ captures the sentimental quaintness of the traditional family day of many Filipinos. Migs Villanueva, on the other hand, takes her abilities to paint childhood innocence and creates ‘Morning Walk,’ a painting of sisters out for a May day stroll.

Definitely a ‘can’t miss’ event, ‘Mums & Kidz (Dads Too!)’ will be the best way to celebrate your mother and her family.

Contact Details:
For inquiries, please call (63 2) 634-7954 or email: galeriejoaquin.podium@yahoo.com.
Schedule/Venue
Galerie Francesca
SM Megamall

4th Level, SM Megamall Bldg. A, SM Megamall
EDSA corner Julia Vargas Ave.
Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Philippines


Monday May 14, 2012 6:30 PM - Sunday May 20, 2012

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