Count on Mag:net to bring something novel to
to the current crop of shows. Whether exhibiting works of an award-winning contemporary artist, or introducing a promising art student, you can bet that both shows bring us light, easy, uncomplicated pieces. In a word, fun.
BAD MANNERS BY MARIJA VICENTE
Marija still has two years to go as a Painting major at the UP College of Fine Arts. Already, she has made it to Rogue Magazine’s list of women artists to watch. She gives us a chance to find out what the fuss is about as she presents 10 drawings, what she calls foolish
portraits. All pencil on paper pieces, she captures uninhibited, even crass, behavior from subjects who have no qualms to embarassment. Would be interesting to see what Marija does next.
LIFE EXPECTANCIES BY JAYSON OLIVERIA
Jayson puts together a show of mixed media wall-mounted and free-standing pieces, all culled from the pages of LIFE magazine. He paints over printed canvases, applying smudges, smears, and figures, taking over the images, leaving his imprint, and making them his own. Not bad.
Bad Manners by Marija Vicente runs from 7 to 26 March 2009, Life Expectancies by Jayson Oliveria runs from 7 March to 8 April 2009. Mag:net Katipunan is at Agcor Bldg, 335 Katipunan Ave., Loyola Heights, Quezon City. Ph (632) 929-3191 or visit www.magnetgalleries.com