Posted: December 10, 2019
“PWUersa”. A mind play on a school acronym. A convergence of energies. Force.
This is the latest exhibit of the PWU SFAD JCB Gallery which will open on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 featuring the old and new works by PWU alumni and acclaimed artists Renato Barja, Jr., Mark Barretto, JefCarnay, Vermont Coronel, Jr., Racquel De Loyola, Carlo Gabuco, Mitch Garcia, Caloy Gernale, Troy Ignacio, Ian Madrigal and Christopher Zamora.
According to Noel Soler Cuizon, PWU SFAD JCB Gallery Curator, “PWUersa brings together a diversity of visual art practices that locate its various beginnings within common realms: that of place, and of time. The place would also be about the very idea of conducting one’s education outside classroom walls, one associated with the bohemian leanings that PWU art students have been known for – such as hanging out to meet other artists, join competitions, or else be part of creative encounters out in the streets or within less-established institutions. And time is not a convenient categorization, for this exhibit does not intend to reunite a particular class or batch. What these artists share is to live through certain historical cusps. That of a youth spent before the end of the second millennium when computers and technology still invited both fear and awe. They were kids growing up in the time of a fledgling democracy, barely a decade after the ouster of the Marcos dictatorship. The time now positions the gathering of PWUersa as part of the commemoration of PWU’s centennial year.”
The exhibit runs from December 10, 2019 until January 28, 2020.
The opening reception celebrates Human Rights Day on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 5:00–10:00PM.