Mano Mano”, a group exhibit of the latest works of Cid Reyes, Cobie Cruz, Jose Ibay, Rico Lascano, Edwin Wilwayco and Pete Jimenez, is on view at the Galerie Stephanie. The title of the show refers to the basic process of art making whereby the artists’ hands leave the various imprints of expressive marks and gestures, eliciting emotional reactions.
The show runs from May 28, 2008 until June 14, 2008.
A dedicated abstractionist, Cid Reyes has held 15 solo shows. He is also a noted art critic, having written numerous reviews and books on National Artists Arturo Luz, BenCab and J. Elizalde Navarro.
Now an immigrant to Canada, Cobie Cruz maintains his connection with the Philippine art scene by participating in group shows. Also an abstractionist, he has consistently depicted the subject of rain.
Pete Jimenez works in assemblage, welding an authority over disparate found ironworks and metallic fragments, transfiguring them with wit, humor and mirth. His sculptures are surprising in their imaginative form.
Jose Ibay’s strength is in his highly expressionist portraits of enigmatic faces. His influence range from Francis Bacon to Lucien Freud and Frank Auerbach, all British expressionists.
Rico Lascano’s abstractions transform space into metaphors of pebbles, sand and still waters. The mood is decidedly Oriental, rooted in the contemplative meditation of nature.
EdwinWilwayco is a recipient of the Thirteen Artists Awards. His highly textured abstract expressionist paintings are characterized by robust control of form and material. He has exhibited widely in the USA, Asia and Europe.
Galerie Stephanie is located at Unit 1-B, Parc Plaza Bldg. 183 E. Rodriguez Jr Ave. Libis. Quezon City. Telephone Nos: 386-8070 / 709-1488. Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.galeriestephanie.multiply.com