Pablo X Part 1 : Into One Category Or The Other (Works)




Lala Gallardo, Manix Abrera, Beejay Esber, Epjey Pacheco




Dex Fernandez, Julius Sebastian, Nile Pobadora





Liza Flores




Eva Yu, Meneer Marcelo




Abi Goy





Epjey Pacheco & Eva Yu





Beejay Esber, Bjorn Calleja, Wiji Lacsamana



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Nelz Yumul, Ramon Bautista, Patrick & Camy Cabral

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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.

NILE POBADORA 1st Solo Exhibit Time Lapse

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Photographs are paradoxical in that they are taken in a flash, but the time spent looking at them may take an eternity, that the pictures that bear testament to these moments that are captured outlive the subject and the place where they were photographed.  And that is the very appeal of photographs, the  seduction, fascination and charm of it all. It is also a time-travelling device where place and time can be in a state of infinite loop, in a stasis, in an instantaneous median between past and present. A time lapse of eternity :

It is you in instaneity.
It is you in eternity.
In full becoming,
You in the flow of time.”

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As though to look at photographs is to gaze at infinity, and to meld with it, to acquiesce with another reality and appropriate the glimpsed at narrative as one’s own as exemplified in Nile Pobadora’s  ink and acrylic drawings for his first solo exhibit Time Lapse,  whose image sources were from a neighbor’s cache of old photographs that were intended to be thrown away for their unfamiliarity.

Rendered in muted wash of gray and inky black denoting the fading of details into generic impressions of a landscape or a room, with the figures starkly drawn in blue with a ballpoint pen make these images all the more strange, distanced, afloat somewhere between here and now, easily tansportable from personal memory to collective data bank, from an intimate keepsake to an idiomatic pictograph, or a visual shorthand for nostalgia, a borrowed one at that, poached and reconstructed narratives to weave further stories, that will eventually bind everything into the great big story of humanity.

Nile Pobadora earned his BFA degree in Advertising from Far Eastern University. Since 2005, his works had been featured in a number of group shows in notable art spaces such as Pablo, Crucible and Blanc, and in CCP for the exhibit Ano Ba Yan? organized by Tutok in 2011, while garnering an Honorable Mention for his entry in the 35th Shell National Students Art competition in 2002.

Time Lapse is his first solo exhibit.

Time Lapse will be opening on the 12th of JUNE  6pm and will be on view until July 4, 2015.