“Fables” at Galerie Anna
Galerie Anna presents “Fables,” a group exhibition featuring Emman Acacio, Alfred Capiral, Rai Cruz, Camille dela Rosa, Janos Delacruz, and Abe Orobia. The show opens on March 9, 2017.
The works illustrate personally conceived or chosen fables, which are defined as “a short story, typically with animals, as characters, conveying a moral lesson.”
Emman Acasio”s “Si Lolong at ang mga Uhaw na Paru-paro” is a tale of lachryphagy or tear-drinking, whereby butterflies and moths drink the tears of reptiles and animals. The reference is to the large Philippine reptile who died in captivity. Camille dela Rosa visually tells the tale of an orphan eagle adopted by a chicken family. “Resilient Warrior” is Rai Cruz’s preening rooster heavily decked with patterns and textures, a satirical comment on the makeshift ornamentation of common objects. At the core of Janos Delacruz’s “Kulo sa Utak” is a literal bottled-up rage on the edge of explosion, hinting at an imminent tragic end. A lone howling wolf in Alfred Capiral’s “Canis Lupus, Corvus” is an allegory of man attracting the attention of his pack. Abe Orobia’s “The Horse and the Rider” is a tender tale of man’s ancient and abiding relationship with the horse.
Purportedly meant for children, these present-day fables are timely narratives with seething underlying contemporary issues and concerns,
“Fables” runs until March 21.
Galerie Anna is at the 4/L, The Artwalk, Bldg. A, SM Megamall, EDSA corner Julia Vargas Avenue. For inquiries, call tel nos: 4702511 and 4709869. Mobile nos: 0939-9127930 and 0995-9908202.