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 and, or Pablo X’s Facebook event page.

For further inquiries and more information, contact Pablo at 63(920) 960.5690    or email


ALBERT SY : In Search of The Bionik Booger (Opening Night)

IMG_1535 IMG_1659 This night is not a homage to Curtis Armstrong.  But who still remembers him? HOHOL File sharing  AV club sessions (coming soon) would make for a great refresher for him though.  But this night is for Booger Nights and for staid reflection on the vicissitudes of nostril hygiene, after all isn’t that sticky slimy thing the closest physical thing to the brain?  Stimulants for brain picking as served by Albert Sy for tonight.


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Selecter FM Session Featuring Albert Sy



For Post’s third Selecter FM Session, Albert Sy, (artist, proprietor of DIY distro Nine Iron and bass player for punk band Bad Omen) played a 28 track mix tape of 60s/70s music from Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, HK, Taiwan, Japan & Phil, as well as the new release of That Epic Reggae Set exclusively released as cassette tapes in limited copies of 30. Auto-reverse boombox here we go!


Some of the Nine Iron goods that were also on sale that night, including this zine by Cos Zicarelli


The Iron Ladies zine had this as a freebie :



The Selecter DJ in accounting action






Analog to analog







October Events at Post

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Analogue mixes on casette tapes on boomboxes will be played by Albert Sy of Nine Iron who will also be launching the casette tape release of That Epic Reggae Set. Other casette tape releases such by Nine Iron such as Sister Bastard x TKNK and other Nine Iron good ole DIY goodies will be on sale this night.

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Jed Escueta had been taking photographs for more than 10 years. His exhibit Coprolite Happens, currently on view at Post, is a form of inventory of all these photos he has taken diaristically  since 1999.

His method of taking stock from his personal archive are not chronologically categorized or filed but presented with an introspective distance, yet they’re all linked by a sentient narrative of lives glimpsed in a flash and memories affixed as fossils on paper, purged as image projections, what were once conceived of light are purged back to light, a selection from more than a thousand that he has pooled from negatives, prints and digital files.

A walk-through of his exhibit will activate the narratives hidden in these photographs, as much as the process involved in selecting and producing them as prints, as well as his wavering preferences from film to digital.