It is summer that is celebrated in a unique three-woman exhibition organized by Galerie Stephanie. Called “Efflorescent Eternity: At the Edge of Summer’s Memories,” the exhibition features new works by noted painters Karina Baluyut, Isabel Campa, and Camille Ver that show the range and beauty of the summer season.
The exhibition opens at 6:00PM on May 19 at the Atrium of the Podium Mall, along ADB Avenue in Ortigas Center and will run there until May 24. It will then transfer to Galerie Stephanie, where it will be on exhibit from May 25 to June 1, 2015.
Galerie Stephanie is located at Parc Plaza Building, 183 E. Rodriguez Jr. Avenue (C-5), Libis, Quezon City. They may be reached through their landline at (632) 709-1488 or email at email@example.com.
The exhibition brings together three of the finest women artists working today. One of the art scene’s rising young abstractionists, Camille Ver is a graduate of the College of Fine Arts of the University of the Philippines. As opposed to the common usage of controlled minimalism in abstraction, Ver prefers to use large swaths of brushworks and experiments extensively with color and depth in her practice.
Bella Nieto Campa on the other hand, first developed her skills in watercolor before venturing to the deeper hues of acrylic, giving her works a characteristic fluidity mixed with a definitive vibrance and summer feel that are indicative of her mastery of the gentle yet hard-to-control medium. Campa is an interior designer who studied in San Francisco in California, so she has an incredible eye for detail, as well as an affinity for bright colors that reflect the sunny and optimistic disposition of the artist. Indeed, it is characteristic of Isabel Campa, a mother of four children, to use nurturing themes in her compositions. Her flair for patterns also served her well in her training in watercolor under the renowned Carlos Ygoa. She continues to hone her practice through participation in the Monday Art Group, led by Roland Santos. Campa is particularly drawn to fluid forms and figures because of their delicate appeal and ability to flow with the medium, creating highly nuanced and entrancing works.
Finally, Karina Baluyut as developed a strong reputation as one of the finest abstractionists of her generation. Baluyut is an Architecture graduate of the University of the Philippines and has topped the architectural board exams in 2004. This background in non-linear abstractions that architecture represents enabled her examination of emotion and its relation to color, shape, and form. With the eye of a skilled draftswoman and the sensitivity of a poet, Baluyut constructs new visual realities within the realm of abstraction and reveals the depth of her emotional resonance in works that carry the weight of dissonance, memory, and awareness of the passage of time.
This exhibition is a great way for everyone to enjoy the finest these three exceptional artists have to offer. It is an exhibition that should be visited soon.