Wonderful Sculpture at the De La Salle University Museum

Junyee, Pintados series

Junyee, Pintados series

I admit,  I would never have gone had curator Boots Herrera not borrowed one of my pieces,  a favorite one at that.  But having seen Iskultura, I would deem it a show

Roberto Feleo, "Self Portrait as Ming"

Roberto Feleo, "Self Portrait as Ming"

one shouldn’t miss.  The exhibit uses the core collection of the De La Salle University Museum, pieces from Wili and Doreen Fernandez, to start off what the exhibit notes call a “sampling of Philippine sculpture” from the 1970s to today. The museum worked with private collectors and artists for the later, mostly small-scale,  contemporary pieces.  Going around, one can’t help but marvel at how timeless the pieces from the 70s and 80s are, the works of Saprid and Luz and an early Feleo.  And what exciting work the sculptors do today, both the relatively young ones just making names for themselves, like Mac Valdezco and Israel Gonzales, and those in

Unabashedly admitting this is mine!  Israel Gonzales, "Hinunod Series"

Unabashedly admitting this is mine! Israel Gonzales, "Hinunod Series"

mid-career, like Junyee and Agnes

An Agnes Arellano Godess

An Agnes Arellano Godess

Arellano.

Check out the photos and let the show speak for itself.  The pieces make the slow crawl to Taft Avenue worthwhile.

Iskultura runs from 9 July to 11 December 2009 at The Museum at De La Salle University, 2F Yuchengco Bldg, Taft Ave, Manila.  For more information, call (632)524-4611 loc. 368

Lamberto Hechanova, "Crucifix"

Lamberto Hechanova, "Crucifix"

Jecky Alano, "Reclining Nude"

Jecky Alano, "Reclining Nude"

Sculpture by Pete Jimenez

Sculpture by Pete Jimenez

Rocha, "Untitled"

Rocha, "Untitled"

Rod Paras Perez and Ernique Rodrigez, "Untitled" and Virginia Ty-Navarro, "Dancers" (right)

Rod Paras Perez /Eulogio Enriquez, "Untitled" and Virginia Ty-Navarro, "Dancers" (right)

Mac Valdezco, "Little Gods", from cotton twine

Mac Valdezco, "Little Gods", from cotton twine

Honrado Fernandez, "Formal and Spatial"

Honrado Fernandez, "Formal and Spatial"

Pidge Reyes, "Bee", from cement and chrome

Pidge Reyes, "Bee", from cement and chrome

An untitled and undated Arturo Luz, made from Supa wood

An untitled and undated Arturo Luz, made from Supa wood

Napoleon Abueva, "Kaganapan", bronze study for marble piece

Napoleon Abueva, "Kaganapan", bronze study for marble piece

Solomon Saprid, "Woman and Child at Play", and "Female Nude"(back)

Solomon Saprid, "Woman and Child at Play", and "Female Nude"(back)

Baidy Mendoza, "Chess Set"

Baidy Mendoza, "Chess Set"

Ral Arrogante explaining his work to students

Ral Arrogante explaining his work to students

Mac Valdezco, "Invisible Pilot Series", from saran wrap!

Mac Valdezco, "Invisible Pilot Series", from saran wrap!

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One Response to Wonderful Sculpture at the De La Salle University Museum

  1. Yaman Lorenzo says:

    Hi there. If anyone is interested in buying Solomon Saprid’s “Relief”, you may email me at yamanlorenzo@yahoo.com.

    Thank you.

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