Pablo 10 Year Anniversary Show Kicks Off This 1 August

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In celebration of this milestone in the art scene is a 4-part series of shows that will be held from August to September at Post Gallery in Cubao X where it started.

Established in 2005, Pablo has been exhibiting works spanning a broad range of disciplines as gleaned from the diverse selection of artists participating in the show. All have had a solo show or were oart of exhibits at Pablo, be it at the Cubao, Makati, or the Fort galleries. A notable line-up exhibiting and performing artists will be featured from August 1 to September 19, 2015.

Kicking the celebration off this Saturday, August 1 is a collaborative graffiti art
( Tension Beneath The Surface) curated by Okto, featuring the  spray-painted wall tag of Ekis, Drone & Exld adorning the facade of the gallery. The anniversary’s Illustration exhibit, titled Into One Category or The Other, will be curated by Saturnino Basilia, the collab project of  Dina Gadia & Allan Balisi. This will feature works by Wiji Lacsamana, Abi Goy, Liza Flores, Manix Abrera, Nelz Yumul,   Lala Gallardo-Samson, Epjey Pacheco, Bjorn Calleja, Beejay Esber, Eva Yu, Meneer Marcelo, Dex Fernandez, Ramon Bautista, Jun Sabayton, Camy & Patrick Cabral, and Julius Sebastian.

A live DJ set will be performed by The Diegos on the opening night.

The Urban Art and Illustration exhibit is from August 1 to 8, 2015.

Part 2 of Pablo X Anniversary show will be on 15 – 22 August.
Part 3 will be on 29 August – 5 September.
Part 4 will be on 12 – 26 September.

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PABLO celebrates 10 Year Anniversary with a series of shows This August

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Cubao X, Quezon City – It makes sense that Pablo X,  a month-long series of shows celebrating the gallery’s tenth anniversary, will be held at Post Gallery. It is after all in Cubao X, the hub of art, music, and vintage finds, where Pablo was born.

Established in 2005, Pablo has been exhibiting works spanning a broad range of disciplines as gleaned from the diverse selection of artists participating in the show. All have had a solo show or joined exhibits at Pablo, be it at the Cubao, Makati, or the Fort galleries. A notable line-up exhibiting and performing artists will be featured from August 1 to September 19, 2015.

Kicking the celebration off is a series of collaborative graffiti art by Okto, Ekis, Drone & Exld Manila on Saturday, August 1. The anniversary’s Illustration exhibit will be curated by Saturnino Basilia (Dina Gadia & Allan Balisi) and will feature works by Wiji Lacsamana, Abi Goy, Liza Flores, Manix Abrera, Nelz Yumul,   Lala Gallardo-Samson, Epjey Pacheco, Bjorn Calleja, Beejay Esber, Eva Yu, Meneer Marcelo, Dex Fernandez, Ramon Bautista, Jun Sabayton, Camy & Patrick Cabral, and Julius Sebastian. The Urban Art and Illustration exhibit is from August 1 to 8, 2015.

The second part of the Pablo Ten anniversary show will open on August 15 and run until August 22, 2015. It will focus on Video Art, and will showcase the works of Ivan & Pauline Despi, Tad Ermitaño, Kaloy Olavides, Martha Atienza, Poklong Anading,  and Lena Cobangbang. The opening night will be highlighted by a special Selecter FM Session, curated by Caliph8 with performances by Pow Martinez & Kaloy Olavides (with Pastilan Dong), Malek Lopez & John Sobrepena, Roger Lopez & Richard Tuason.

The third Pablo Ten anniversary event will run from August 29 to September 5, 2015 featuring installation works by Jeona Zoleta. A Photography show opens on the same night, curated by David Griggs and showcasing the works of Mitch Mauricio, Jay Yao, EWWS, Jed Escueta, Brendan Goco, Paolo Ruiz, RA Rivera, and MM YU.

Pablo Ten will end its anniversary celebration with a Painting exhibit by Pow Martinez, Tin Garcia, Jigger Cruz, Jayson Oliveria, CRAJES, Zeus Bascon, Dina Gadia, Allan Balisi, Albert sy,  Romeo Lee, Ranelle Dial, Mike Crisostomo, Katwo Puertollano, Cos Zicarelli, Maria Cruz, Argie Bandoy, Mark Salvatus, Carina Santos, Auggie Fontanilla, and  Neil Arvin Javier

The exhibit opens on September 12 and will be up until September 26, 2015.

To stay updated on the shows, visit postpablo.wordpress.com and pablogalleries.com, or Pablo X’s Facebook event page.

For further inquiries and more information, contact Pablo at 63(920) 960.5690    or email fort@pablogalleries.com

PATRICK CRUZ : GOOSE EGG SANCTUARY opens on 11 July Sat 6PM at Pablo The Fort

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“Nikes are first and foremost Nikes and only later a shoe, with the symbol on the shoe becoming the material substance from which it is actually made”
–Joshua Simon, Neomaterialism

Ten minutes into Jamie Uys’s 1980 cult classic The Gods Must Be Crazy, we witness the careless pilot consuming and discreetly disposing a bottle of Coca-Cola out of his window while flying over the Kalahari Desert. While ambling the blonde safari, Xi, the protagonist bushman, encounters the bottle on the ground. Baffled and curious with its alien-like qualities, Xi immediately brings it back to his village thinking that it was a present from the Gods. The simplistic Kalahari Bushmen, who are only familiar with wood and bone, slowly find countless ways to incorporate the foreign glass material into their everyday rituals – from curing snake skins to playing music, mark making, and pounding root vegetables and grains.

Fueled by enchantment, the tribe develops a symbiotic relationship with the bottle, as if magically shifting its intrinsic ontological and practical properties. Uys’s narrative seems to happily undo the curse of capitalist refuse, reinvisioning and decolonizing the so-called gift from the Gods. However, the use value of the bottle gradually increases within the tribe and, since there is only one bottle in existence for them, tribal members start to claim ownership over it. The once harmonious Kalahari Bushmen break into chaos, creating envy and start to violently fight over its possession. The pandemonium results in a gathering of the tribal elders, which leads to an agreement to send Xi on a pilgrimage to bring the cursed gift back to the absent-minded Gods in order to restore peace in their community.

Patrick Cruz (b.1987) is a Filipino-Canadian artist primarily working in painting, installation, assemblage and performance. His profusive work oscillates between the personal and the political. Rooted in folk sensibilities, Cruz addresses the symptomatic effects and the paradoxical nature of modernity while attempting to find intersections between pre-historic desires and futuristic aspirations.

Cruz studied in the University of the Philippines and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Emily Carr University of Art + Design. He is currently an MFA candidate at the University of Guelph and a finalist of the 17th RBC Canadian Painting competition. His recent solo exhibitions and projects include Kitchen Codex: a Community Portrait (2015), Musagetes, People of Good Will & POSTCOMMODITY (ON, Canada); Brown Ninja: Ways of Moving (2015), Project 20 (QC, Philippines); Electronic Birthstone (2014), Dynamo Arts Association (BC, Canada). Upcoming projects include group exhibition Auto Feeling at Katzman Contemporary (TO, Canada) and the organization of the 2nd Kamias Triennale (QC, Philippines) in 2017.

The opening will be supplemented with an artist talk which will start at 5PM.

SELECTER FM Session with CALIPH8

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Back from a series of gigs in Japan and Shanghai, Caliph8 has warmly accommodated our invitation to spin for last Saturday’s Selecter FM Session, live mixing from his collection of rare vinyls of Turkiish Psych, Swamp Blues, Pinoy Garage Rock,Polish Free Jazz, Kosmische to Folk and Country. For that night, he was also selling his exclusively Japan released record Realized Patterns & Sequences.

caliph8 record cdsample of his other recordings here and here

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