The Quiet and The Furious

Noell El Farol Death Mask (Black) and Death Mask (Clear)

Noell El Farol Death Mask (Black) and Death Mask (Clear)

 ARTERIES AND EXCAVATIONS AT ART INFORMAL

Walking into Art Informal in the middle of  a busy week feels like a balm to my harassed senses. On view:  pieces from internationally-acclaimed husband and wife sculptors, Noell El Farol and Mervy Pueblo.   She works with stone, he with glass.  This marks the first time they show together.

Mervy Pueble Lyrics of Naked Emotions

Mervy Pueblo Lyrics of Naked Emotions

When you look at Mervy’s pieces, you realize how far she has experimented with the potentials of her chosen medium.  You forget, until you try and lift one of her works, how heavy stone actually is.  Her free-flowing organic forms, whether polished and

Mervy Pueblo Lyrics of Naked Emotions (reverse view)

Mervy Pueblo Lyrics of Naked Emotions (reverse view)

chiseled, or made coarse and jagged, can depict movement or serenity with equal ease. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mervy Pueblo Industrial Snakes

Mervy Pueblo Industrial Snakes

Noell El Farol Field Investigations
Noell El Farol Field Investigations

Noell channels his other life, that of a practicing archeologist,  into his work as an artist.  He simulates his field notes, found specimens, even the markings of a cloth wrap, all in etched metal, engraved and cast glass. Through

Noell El Farol Kutkutin

Noell El Farol Kutkutan

 

 

 

 

his sculpture,  he seamlessly melds his two fields of expertise, producing meticulously-wrought, elegant, and quietly

Field Books 1 and 2

Noell El Farol Bibiliography: Field Books 1 and 2

sophisticated works of art. 

 

 Arteries and Excavation is on view from 5 to 22 Feb 2009 at Art Informal, 277 Connecticut St., Greenhills. Phone (632)725-8518 or visit www. artinformal.com

 

 

 

 

UNDER THE WATCHFUL EYES BY MARK ANDY GARCIA

Mark Andy Garcia Dark Empty Plane

Mark Andy Garcia Dark Empty Plane

In stark contrast to the tranquility and calm of Noell and Mervy’s show, Mark Andy Garcia’s current solo exhibit lets us experience the full

Mark Andy Garcia Prayer Request of a Weak Man

Mark Andy Garcia Prayer Request of a Weak Man

force of a family tragedy.   In his paintings, you grapple with the rawness of his hurt and anger, with the depth of feelings for his mother and siblings.  He fills his canvases with figures, working with dark and somber pigments.  You leave the show touched by his rage, hoping that in his art at least,  he finds his catharsis.

 

 

 

Mark Andy Garcia She's Always There

Mark Andy Garcia She's Always There

Under the Watchful Eyes by Mark Andy Garcia is at Blanc Compound from 7 to 28 Feb 2009,  359 Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong City. Phone (632)752-0032 or visit www.blanc.ph

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