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


Art Talks by Jed Escueta and Jeona Zoleta

Last Saturday October 11, Post hosted a couple of art talks with Jed Escueta who did a walk through of his ongoing exhibit Coprolite Happens and with Jeona Zoleta who had a show-and-tell of the art residency program she had recently been in which was hosted by Fontanelle in Adelaide, Australia.  A lot of insights were shared as to the process Jed utilizes in how he takes pictures, and the subjects he chooses, relating it as much to the photographic print or format of presentation for each.  The talk continued on with good vibes and high spirits with Jeona’s amusingly entertaining presentation of her stay in Adelaide. Hosted by Fontanelle, her residency culminated in an exhibit D’luxe Fantasy Freak Make-Up Kit where it included an impromptu workshop on Budots dancing.







And here’s an excerpt of Jed’ talk






Some images from Jeona’s slide show of her stay in Adelaide, Australia at Fontanelle

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Jeona Dancing but not to More To Lose

IMG_7567Here is a sample of her Budots dance. What is Budots? and another definition


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.



Jed Escueta Coprolite Happens opening

Last September 13 Post opened Jed Escueta’s Coprolite Happens to an intimate crowd of friends who’s graced his photographs he’s taken for the last 10-plus years.  The exhibit is meant as a culmination of this certain set of his photographic collection to make way for a new series, a new work, a new take on photography/image gathering.  Cheers to that and to this awesome cache full of fond crazy poignant memories!






Earlier that afternoon, a BMX competition was held sponsored by the neighboring clothing shop.

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Jed’s miniature dinosaurs covered with an exoskeleton of very tiny cut-up photos.

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Lighted ephemerals

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Flora and fauna




Jed Escueta with Argie Bandoy


Paris-based artist Gaston Damag who’s here in Manila for a series of shows (at Drawing Room which just opened last Sept 6 and at Vargas Museum this October), Australia-based artist Juni Salvador and Post and Pablo gallery director Manuel Ocampo


Mike Crisostomo  (has an upcoming solo exhibit at Post March of next year), MM Yu (currently on an art break) and MJO

this priceless photo album



Jed with Leo Sano furniture designer and sometime seesionist with ska/reggae band Coffeebreak Island


fresh grad from UPFA Brisa and aspiring curator and writer Zeny May Recidoro


Jed with Muckefuck skate graphics designer Ferdz Valencia and graffitti artist Egg Fiasco


with indie film actor and Latin language teacher Ian Lomongo



with  Jayson Oliveria (with upcoming shows at West Gallery and Finale this October and November, and a solo exhibit next year at Pablo), artist and seaweed farmer Kurt Gloria and Pol Mondok who recently came back from an art residency in Koganecho, Japan


Bandoy sharing shop talk with sound artist Roger Lopez who provided aural texture to the projections of Jed Escueta



crowd gathered for Roger’s full aural assault





Roger’s aural arsenal


Pow Martinez pumping up the volume. He’ll be opening a show very soon on Sept 27 at Pablo The Fort.




September Events at Post

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Post Gallery presents a DIY builders workshop to be conducted by Tengal Drilon, Merv Espina, Tad Ermitanio, IC Jaucian, Roger Lopez, Pow Martinez, Cris Garcimo, Eric Calilan,  Alden Santiago andCaliph8 on September 5 at 6PM.
Attendees may bring their own DIY electronics project and exchange tech and build info.

This session is FREE and open to all!

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Post’s 2nd edition of Selecter FM session will feature video projections and audio by Mariano Ching, Apol Sta. Maria, and Owel Alvero.

This will coincide with the launch of Saturnino Basilia‘s latest zine Before Us, Nothing Existed Here by Allan Balisi. Produced in editions of 60, the zine is a compilation of drawings derived from Jean-Luc Godard’s 1965 film, Alphaville. The text is lifted from the film’s dialogue, specifically from 32:20 to 35:39, and used as a basis and accompanying text for Allan’s 26 drawings.


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On September 13, Jed Escueta will be opening his solo exhibit Coprolite Happens, a sort of accounting/inventory of the photos he has taken over the past years since he started exhibiting and diaristically taking photos 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. 

Coprolite Happens will be on view until October 25.