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Sketch Marks 2

ROBERT BESANA | ELMER BORLONGAN | SALVADOR CHING
LOUIE CORDERO | LOURD DE VEYRA | ORLAND ESPINOSA
KATARINA ESTRADA | MARTIN HONASAN | JAYME LUCAS
CHAD MONTERO | HANNAH NANTES | GABI NAZARENO
JAIME PACENA II | DEXTER SY | MICHAEL VILLAGANTE

December 03 - December 27, 2022

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Drawing is often associated as one of the easiest art forms. After all, one only needs a pen and a piece of paper. However, contrary to belief, drawing may be one of the most expressive and complex forms there is. When one removes the different components of an art piece, what remains is the basic drawing of figure and object; the rawest and purest rendering of what the artist sees.

As instinct, sketches were first created during the paleolithic age. Our prehistoric ancestors used rocks and cave walls to depict their everyday life. Since then, artists all over the world and at different points in time, have been known to use sketches and drawings. From the Egyptians who covered their tombs with linear art, to the Old Masters in Europe, all the way to the present day. In the 30,000 year old history of art, drawing and sketching has been a foundation and a necessity.

Sketch Marks 2 is a celebration of the history, the beauty, and the diversity of drawings and works on paper. From works by Robert Besana, Elmer Borlongan, Salvador Ching, Louie Cordero, Orland Espinosa, Katarina Estrada, Martin Honasan, Jayme Lucas, Chad Montero, Hannah Nantes, Gabi Nazareno, Jaime Pacena II, Lourd de Veyra, Dexter Sy and Michael Villagante this group show embodies the limitless possibilities of an artist with pen and paper as medium. In this show, watch how these artists use drawing to create new images, expand meaning, and challenge what we think we know about drawing. The works shown in this exhibit do not stand alone, but instead, carry with it the story of drawing and of art. Just as Giorgio Vasari believed, “drawing is the necessary beginning of everything [in Art], and not having it, one has nothing.”

-Margarita Bolipata Santos

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