Towards the end of 3rd Trimester, two exhibits cap the school year of 2015-16; one to present the thesis works of graduating students of the Painting Program, and the other to showcase the latest plates from two undergraduate courses in PWU SFAD.
Both exhibits open on Tuesday, May 24 2016 at 6:00pm and will be on view until Tuesday, June 07 2016 at 7:00pm at the SFAD Studio Gallery
Aside from the opening, the thesis defense for graduating students Sherwin Españo, Ronielle Pantoja and Jay-ar Zaragosa will take place on Saturday, May 28 2016 from 2:00-5:00pm. The panelists will be SFAD Faculty Members Sammuel Occeño and Salvador Joel Alonday. They will also be joined by Jef Carnay, known in international networks as performance artist aside from his expansive visual art practice.
The exhibits are presented by PWU SFAD with the cooperation of the exhibiting students. Both are open to the public during office days and hours of PWU Taft Manila.
#THROWBACK Thesis converges on the matter of memories and memorials, exploring the visual language of dreams, tattoos and toys; it offers paths to a phenomenology of autobiographical narratives.
SHERWIN ESPAÑO invites us to “A Journey In Dreams” returning to a selection of remembered dreams starting from childhood up to more recent ones in her grown-up years. Españo’s particular interpretation of dreams are woven with resolutions formed and the manifest of self-actualization that represent key moments in her life through prints and the assemblage of objects.
RONIELLE PANTOJA effects a “Tattoo Memorial” on the subject of commemoration as choice. The project inquires on the validity of the tattoo as an emblem of passage rather than mere body fashion. The installation features a video on Pantoja’s tattoo wearers as well as designs representative of elements from his own life.
JAY-AR ZARAGOSA paints in nostalgia through “Memories of My Childhood Games” meandering through childhood play as the competitive stage that still draws scenarios of equality and fairness. Play also varies between settings of interiority and exteriority amidst the structure of home and family in Zaragosa’s paintings of acrylic on canvas.
P*LATES is a pun on the elusiveness of time; how it seems we are more removed from a point of now.
Plates are boon or bane to an art student’s education: the exercise of a particular skill in art and design, the proof of a visual problem met within a given syllabus.
TECHNIQUES 3 is a middle course in the SFAD Painting Program, it is centered on the study of color and form: the manipulation of colors in various mediums and the rendering of form through color. Under Mr. Sammuel Occeño this trimester, painting a lamp from life presents a visual problem on techniques of color layering, glazing, dabbing, washing and flicking.
VISUAL COMMUNICATION continues from Visual Perception by allowing the student to explore the principles of visual communication. Under Mr. Noel Soler Cuizon, painting directly on t-shirts resulted into multifarious images, all exploring communication through the use of emphasis and subordination.
And because ‘late’ is part of plate, this exhibit attempts an elusive precision: an assembly in one shared time.