Saturday, August 23, 2008

Crawling Man at 1/of Gallery

Buen Calubayan presents humans diminished by supposed 'brain damaging habits' in his "CRAWLING MAN" exhibit at 1/of Gallery at Serendra, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. He depicts oil on canvas bodies on all fours, their degradation made prominent by slapdashes of paint. To effect pressing confinement, there are also mirror images of each piece, whether back or front views, as if to show deterioration as a tangible entity closing in. This echoed by the installation of a horde of centipede with miniature brains cornered on the gallery floor. All through his rhetoric, Calubayan's mastery with the brush shines, proof to himself and the audience that maybe his habits have not affected his cranial matter after all.

"Crawling Man" runs until August 31, 2008. Call 901-3152 for details.

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