February 15, 2019
THE Cultural Center of the Philippines welcomes viewers to the opening of two venue grant exhibitions on February 21, Thursday at 6:00pm.
The Bulwagang Fernando Amorsolo (Small Gallery) presents SRP, a solo exhibition by Jstranzhur. SRP extricates consumer culture from its hidden, pervasive status in everyday life and exposes it in the contrapuntal museum space for everyone to see, question, and resist. Jstranzhur (b. 1994) is a self-taught artist based in Bulacan. He studied Computer Engineering in STI College of Meycauayan before transferring to Multimedia Arts in the University of the East in 2014. He enrolled in the Art Studies program of the University of the Philippines-Diliman in 2016. SRP is his first exhibit to date.
The Pasilyo Victorio Edades (4F Hallway Gallery), on the other hand, houses an installation by Mary Lyn S. Dioso titled Unabridged Space. The artist describes her work as “a metaphorical space for the consumer to exercise self-arbitration.” Dioso was born in 1995 and is based in Manila. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts major in Advertising Design cum laude from St. Scholastica’s College, Manila, in 2015. Unabridged Space was originally presented as her thesis for her Master of Art in Fine Arts and Design from the Philippine Women’s University in 2017.
Unabridged Space may be viewed until April 21 and SRP until April 28. Exhibit viewing hours are Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00am to 6:00pm. Hours are extended until 10:00pm on days with evening performances at the CCP Main Theater. For more information, contact the Visual Arts and Museum Division, Production and Exhibition Department at (632) 832-1125 loc. 1504/1505 and (632) 832-3702, mobile (0917-6033809), email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.culturalcenter.gov.ph.