Year-end gallery shows are a perfect time for a re-appraisal, recalibration , even reminiscence, of the past twelve months’ labor of love: artmaking in every species and tendency of self-expression. Artist Demetrio Dela Cruz, curator of “#artMerge!” on view at Art Anton (Nov 8-Dec 27), aptly declares: “Pop surrealism, Impressionism and modern abstraction are fused with kinetic sculptures, realistic painting and video installation in a combination of distinctive artworks that plays hand-in-hand to portray exploration of different concepts leading to a cross-sampling of discipline in one engaging visual sweep.”
Participating artists are: Jackie Aballe, Leonardo Aguinaldo, Ejem Alarcon, Francis Paigtan Alingcayon, Jojo Austria, Nicole Asares, Melbourne Aquino, Demosthenes Campos, Kiko Capile, Efren Carpio, Salvador Ching, Jay Condeno, Rene Cuvos, Demetrio Dela Cruz, Irish Glori Galon, Jun Impas, Joven Jonathan, Art Lozano, Micko Macariola, Dia Marian Magculang, Ottoniel Neri, Wilfredo Offemaria Jr, Sam Penaso, Cid Reyes, Mary Ann B. Reyes, RV Rivera, Roel Salvatierra, Migui Sebastian, Mike Seiling, Salvador Sierra, Manuel Sintos, Regie Somera dela Torre, Jocel Tabudio, RA Tijing, Alvin Villaruel, Orley Ypon, Art Zamora, and Pablo Zingapan.
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