Open Ends, the second exhibition offering of the Lopez Museum and Library for 2015, highlights a collection of rarely seen studies, sketches, and unfinished paintings by Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo. These masterful renditions are complemented by those of Juan Luna, unfinished correspondences captured in Jose Rizal‘s careful handwriting and by beautifully bound and printed novenas or prayer booklets. Select sculptural and mixed media installations by guest artists Ling Quisumbing Ramilo, Toym Imao, and Riel Hilario complete this provocation.
Open Ends begins on August 22 and will end on December 23, 2015.
Ling‘s artworks are more of personal things that attached to her as an artist. Her works are locked with personal knowledge of the materials she’s using for the artworks over the years. One of her personal favorite is the collection of used pencils that are carefully placed inside a wooden box. “The used pencil have more stories to tell compared o the new ones,” she said.
Riel, whose roots came from Ilocos, is more of the eccentric type of artist. He draws inspiration from his dreams to complete his wooden sculptures that depicts life and nature.
Toym is more of the historian kind of artist. Through his wooden sculptures, he tells a certain part of Philippine history that are less known and were not part of the subjects taught in schools. His artworks have a political message in nature that he shares with every guests looking at his masterpieces.
Ling, Riel, and Toym are Lopez Museum and Library guest artists for Open Ends.
The Lopez Museum and Library was founded on Feb. 13, 1960 by Don Eugenio Lopez, Sr. in honor of his parents, Benito Lopez and Presentacion Hofilena.
Inside the museum, students and scholars have access to personal collections of rare Filipiniana books, manuscripts, maps, archaeological artifacts, and fine art.
Lopez Museum and Library is open from Mondays to Saturdays, 8 AM – 5 PM. Closed on Sundays and Holidays.
You may visit their website www.lopez-museum.com for more information.
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