As the world continues to the unknown, sometimes we no longer know where to escape. But for visual artist Emman Acasio, it may just be in places we look the least.

Inspired from the 2018 film “Annihilation” by Alex Garland, Acasio paints the beauty of journeying towards the Shimmer or a quarantined zone of mutating plants and animals caused by extraterrestrials. It is a constant quest of adaptations and endurance, much like the world’s everyday journey against the virus. And while each step seems to bring new challenges to overcome, Acasio’s fourth solo exhibition called “Into the Shimmer” presents an aesthetic and positive escape by looking through vivid colors and magnificent creations of similarly “mutated” perspectives towards a better year.

It is, after all, in the little sparks of color that we escape from the bleakness that this pandemic has brought.

notes by Grace Micah Oreiro

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