Great things come in small packages. Within the enclave of Libis, where cozy condominiums dominate the skyline, Galerie Stephanie will be holding an exhibition of small artworks of some of the country’s pre-eminent artists entitled “Petites”. Seventeen artists lend their miniature masterpieces as accessible artworks into a larger pantheon.
Leading the list of works are those from three acknowledged masters in Philippine Art: Presidential Medal of Merit awardee Juvenal Sanso, world-renowned painter Malang, and the brilliant sculptor Ramon Orlina. The exquisite execution of their works within the context of a thematic “compactness’ makes the exhibition an event worth attending. From the delicate landscapes and still-lives of Sanso, to the highly-nuanced glass sculptures of Orlina, to the complex paintings of Malang, “Petites” promises to offer something to the range of viewers.
Also included are the works of celebrated painters Lydia Velasco and Marcel Antonio. Known for their mastery of form and anatomy, gracefully executing figures in beautiful contexts, the artists revel in their grasp of technique and mastery of conceptual implementation.
Other works come from artists including the recently-married artist couple Vincent de Pio and Aileen Lanuza. De Pio engages the viewer in his unique texturing techniques to contrast the foreground of a serious subject. Lanuza, on the other hand, continues to fascinate with multifaceted Filipiniana motifs and symbols.
Also included are works of Angelito Antonio, Norma Belleza, Inday Cadapan, Kin Misa, Gino Tioseco, Karina Baluyut, Dominador Laroza, Jovan Benito, Amador Barquilla, and Aldrino Abes. “Petites” promises to be a show worth attending and remembering.