QUBE Gallery celebrated its third year in the art scene with its first ever show for 2016, “35:3,” featuring The Best of Hiraya Gallery.
The event marked Hiraya’s 35th year anniversary as one of the country’s most reputable galleries, and Qube’s third year anniversary as one of the leading art spaces in the Visayas. Both galleries pursue similar principles and purpose: cultivating and promoting Filipino talents locally and abroad.
The collective exhibition, which opened last Jan. 14 and ran until Feb. 2 at Qube Gallery in Crossroads, Banilad, presented works from young and acclaimed Filipino contemporary visual artists, each one distinct with influences from different generations. Among them are New York-based painter Julio Jose Austria, emotive abstractionist Norberto Carating, social realist Randalf Dilla, story weaver Mario De Rivera, mixed media surrealist Alfredo Esquillo, master in iconography Eric Guazon, monochromatic portraiture artist Jose Legaspi, and multi-awarded surrealist Mark Justiniani.
Qube’s commitment to the progression of the Philippine art scene and the proliferation of emerging local talents were evident in the strong and diverse line up of this exhibit’s artists, all of whom are well-respected in their individual styles and techniques. (With PR)