Exhibition Duration: May 22 to June 4, 2009 at the R1 Corridor of Power Plant Mall, Rockwell.
Opening cocktails: Saturday, 23 May, 6:30 p.m.
RSVP and inquiries: 0920.962.43.47 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Yellow Door Gallery and Power Plant Mall present “Face to Face,” an exhibition featuring the artworks of Art Bermido, Erick Dator, Danny Sillada, and Eman Servito, from 22 May to 4 June, 2009 at the R1 Corridor, Power Plant Mall, Rockwell. Opening cocktails are on Saturday, 23 May, 6:30 p.m. For inquiries or to RSVP, please call/send an sms to 0920.962.43.47 or email email@example.com.
The four “Face to Face” artists know each other as online acquaintances brought together by their interest and admiration for each other’s artworks and are collaborating on a show at the Philippine Consulate in New York, U.S.A., slated this July 2009. “Face to Face” will finally bring Bermido, Dator, Sillada, and Servito “face to face,” meeting each other in person for the first time for this pre-show exhibition and exhibiting their works side-by-side.
Featuring Bermido’s bold, minimalist abstracts, Sillada’s enigmatic, surrealist images, Dator’s trademark Filipinana paintings rendered in “kiping” (rice wafers used in his hometown’s Pahiyas Festival) fashioned from board or wood, and Servito’s vibrant, lyrical canvases, “Face to Face” offers an interesting framework and dynamic for the convergence of their diverse artistic mien.
Art Bermido (b. 1979) has participated in numerous group exhibitions and has had various solo exhibitions in local institutions. Bermido has been a finalist for the Shell Annual Art National Competition, the Metrobank Annual Art Competition, the PLD Annual Art Competition, and was the 54th AAP Annual Art Competition’s Juror’s Choice. He calls his arresting, precise canvases “Stimuli,” each piece representing a person, event, or experience that has changed or “moulded me into who I am today.”
Danny Sillada (b. 1963) has been called a modern “Renaissance Man,” being an awarded surrealist painter, philosopher, poet, essayist, musician, and performance artist. In his intricate, layered, contemplative paintings, he reveals “revelations of [empirical and metaphysical] realities, which are reflective of my vision, my culture, and my society.”
Erick Dator is known for his depictions of Filipinana scenes employing the distinctive motif of cutouts shaped like kiping or rice wafers used in the Pahiyas Festival of his hometown, Lucban, Quezon. This distinctive style has earned him accolades both in the local art scene and abroad, as he shuttles from the Philippines to the United States (New York/New Jersey area) for various shows.
Eman Servito (b. 1983) is a graduate of Fine Arts from the University of the East where he was awarded the Artist of the Year in 2005. He won First Prize in the ArtPetron National Painting Competition in 2004 and has been a finalist in various competitions: the Maningning Miclat Art Foundation Awards, the PLDT-DPC Painting Competition, and the Shell National Painting Competition, to name a few. His expressionistic, intensely colored paintings have also been included in numerous group exhibitions.