SOLACE - ONLINE YEAR END 2020
Abe Orobia, Ace Navarro, Aldron Achinges, Alee Garibay, AR Manalo, Argee Dacuyan, Arnica Acantillado, Art De Leon, Art Sanchez, Bam Garibay, Ben Albino, Blaise Zamora, Brave Singh, Cedrick Dela Paz, Demi Padua, Don Bryan Bunag, Genavee Lazaro, Geovanni Abing, Geremy Samala, Gian Miroe, Guerrero Habulan, Isko Andrade, Janice Young, Japs Antido, Jason Montinola, Jay Yao, JaymeLucas, JC Sicam, Jeho Bitancor, Jep Dizon, Jim Orencio, Johanna Helmuth, Jolo Senense, Jonathan Dangue, Jonathan Madeja, JR Atienza, Julmard Vicente, Keloy Santos, Kiko Urquiola, Lui Gonzales, Lymuel Bautista, Manny Garibay, Mark Andy Garcia, Martin Honasan, Marvin Quizon, Max Balatbat, Maxcine, Nina Garibay, Pablo Zingapan, Paul Magisa. Plet Bolipata. Rachel Anne Lacaba. Renato Habulan. Ryan Jara. Tiffany Lafuente. Victoria. Victoria Fabella. Wyndelle Remonde
12 DECEMBER 2020
Art Cube Gallery's Online Year End Exhibit 2020
“Solace” as the banner heading of a group exhibit, captures the paradoxical feeling that pervades the whole of humanity as this year of despair comes to an end. It has been a year of intense restlessness; of daily pitch battles to find solace in whatever form and space. It has been a very sentimental time punctuated by our daily struggles to find our cradles of peace from all the turmoil of this altered world of ours. We find relief, and therefore solace, in the thought that this terrible year is ending, and we yearn for a new beginning.
Art Cube Gallery’s year-end exhibit features 58 artists who, by the highly creative works of their hands and imagination, seek to bring us to reflect on what has become of our lives and to give gratitude for our days of survival. It has been a most challenging chapter in our lives, as we have all struggled to keep the light shining within ourselves and to rekindle embers of life in our beings. As the ravages of this most wretched season has brought intense despair, we forge on empowered by memories of tranquility of days past. We are at a place and circumstance that are neither an end nor a beginning, but a state of flux, impelled by all the wisdom that days of yore have instilled in us.
“Solace” portrays standpoints and viewpoints of a battered world, as well as fantasies and daydreams of a better world. As day-by-day survivors of dangers and perils, we strive to find strength and comfort in knowing that people who matter in our hearts are making the same arduous journey with us. The feeling of being caged - trapped as we are in our physical and metaphysical worlds - transforms into a realisation that we are each ensconced inside our solace of survival, and in the process a sentiment of gratitude sprouts from the recesses of our being. The enchantment of life will hopefully crawl back into our souls. The austerity of our days, stripped of ambient noise that clutter our thoughts, will hopefully give way to an invisible force that infuses purpose and meaning in the remainder of our days.