YUN YON at PWU Gallery

Posted: September 6, 2017

“YUN YON” is the group exhibition by Jam Abangon, Elijah Abad, Iñigo Diaz, Matthew Mantala, Lance Valenzuela and Ancer Villacruel, presenting works submitted for Advanced Visual Studies under Mr. Noel Cuizon. It is the union of views and the binaries to be encountered in themes of Memory, Confession, Duality, Displacement, Integration and Passion. Through the mediums of painting, sculpture and assemblage, the works also traverse through intimations of the students’ developing theses; thus synthesizing their subjective views with their own research on issues of identity and consciousness. The exhibit opens at 5:00pm on Tuesday, September 5, and will run through Saturday, October 7. Walk-throughs by the artists may be scheduled upon request to the PWU-SFAD Studio Gallery.

“YUN YON Art Workshops” will be held by the artists of the same exhibit on September 19 and 20 from 10:00am to 6:00 pm also within the spaces of the PWU-SFAD JCB Studio Gallery. Aside from the usual artists’ talks, these activities were organized by the students in order to have an educational engagement with audiences, and to implement art research practices in relation to their developing thesis projects.

On Tuesday, September 19 at 10:00am, Jam Abangon will have a self-determination art workshop with the participation of students of PWU Senior HS Arts and Design Track. At 2:00pm, Elijah Abad will ask the PWU community to contribute to a crowd sourcing design workshop to develop fractal design ideas out of the natural and cultural resources of the island of Batanes. At 4:00pm Lance Valenzuela will present hand-crafted magic cards on the subject of the complex bond between fathers and sons; works on personal and fictional relationships will be requested from students and professionals. The day will culminate with the installation of all contributed designs and artworks.

On Wednesday, September 20, the workshops resume at 10:00am with Iñigo Diaz’s workshop on cover art based on Filipino musicians. A selection of students will be asked to render art design ideas to tackle beauty and obscenity. At 2:00pm, Ancer Villacruel will ask the PWU community to contribute design ideas for his comics character design templates based on high school types. At 6:00pm, Matthew Mantala will present the documentation and insights gained from the performance art based on the fetishization of Japanese female idols which he conducted the previous day. The day will culminate with the installation of all contributed designs and artworks.

For more information on the activities, you may get in touch with Karen Ocampo Flores and Noel Soler Cuizon at the PWU-SFAD JCB Studio Gallery located at the ground floor, Leon Guinto Wing of PWU Taft Manila.

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