In this exhibition, we embrace definitions of drawing beyond the traditional. Drawings are more than, as tradition would have it, works on paper and preparatory images or displays of craft, skill, and dexterity. And as much as drawing often becomes limited to these ideas, it becomes a potent artform when considered within the realm of contemporary art. This show “Danger: Curves Ahead” celebrates its sustained power.

For many of the artists in this exhibit, drawing is the foundation of their practice. And with that, many of them have a self-conscious engagement with drawing’s fundamental element, the line. The line is the lens by which immediate surroundings are understood and a concept to explore and play with.

This show recognizes the diverse processes by which artists conceive of drawings. Rather than a device for illusionism and symbolism, the lines of a drawing can be indexical, the direct outcome of a process. A drawing can be a process of accumulating layers, an engagement with existing images. For others, drawing starts as a response to non-traditional materials or recent technology. It can be as convenient as selecting and combining images from one’s own mental library.

The works of this show display drawing’s duality as a tool of the rational mind (of harmony, balance, and composition) and a product of instinct and the subconscious. It also reveals that drawing is a rich space for storytelling and with that, the exploration of self -- a surface of visual metaphors that artists return to again and again and where memories, beliefs, struggles, dreams, emotions, and other unknown forces are inscribed.

But for all the many different methods and aims of drawing in this show, it is an inherently intimate space to experiment, to learn and unlearn. It is where artists dwell on what they love and meditate on what it means to make an image. And just as It is one where an artist is often close to the medium, it often demands intimate attention from the viewer.

In this exhibition, the idea of drawing brings together Filipino artists of widely diverging practices. They include Miguel Aquilizan, Vic Balanon, Zeus Bascon, Rene Bituin, Lourd De Veyra, Kirk Dijamco, Lui Gonzales, Gerry Tan, Cos Zicarelli, Is Jumalon, Mark Andy Garcia, John Marin, David Ryan Viray, Cris Villanueva Jr, Epjey Pacheco, Jan Sunday, Gene Paul Martin, Masi Oliveria, Miko Sandejas, Ernest Concepcion, Paolo Icasas, Iggy Rodriguez, Aiya Balingit, Dave Lock, and Angela Gaddi.

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BANUA MEBU`YAN

David Ryan Viray

INK ON PAPER

20” X 27” | 2021

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GREEN RESIDUES 1

Gerry Tan

MIXED MEDIA ON CANVAS

25” X 31” | 2021

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GREEN RESIDUES 2

Gerry Tan

MIXED MEDIA ON CANVAS

16” X 21” | 2021

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FOLDING AND UNFOLDING PAPA'S DENIM JACKET

Lui Gonzales

PEN AND INK ON LAYERED AND TORN TRACING PAPERS

24” X 18” | 2021

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FOLDING AND UNFOLDING PAPA'S DENIM VEST

Lui Gonzales

PEN AND INK ON LAYERED AND TORN TRACING PAPERS

24” X 18” | 2021

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VARIATION ON A THEME BY BRUEGEL AND GOLUB

Lourd De Veyra

INK ON PAPER

14” X 18” | 2021

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LANDSCAPE UNENCUMBERED BY TREES

Lourd De Veyra

INK ON PAPER

42” X 64” | 2021

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REHEARSALS FOR EXTINCTION SERIES (THE INTELLIGENCE OF EVIL)

Vic Balanon

INK, GRAPHITE, CHARCOAL ON 300GSM PAPERBOARD

12” X 9” | 2021

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REHEARSALS FOR EXTINCTION SERIES (FADE TO WHAT)

Vic Balanon

INK, GRAPHITE, CHARCOAL ON 300GSM PAPERBOARD

12” X 9” | 2021

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LADY WITH A FAN

Kirk Dijamco

OIL ON CANVAS

12” X 15”

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OLD MAN (MUGSHOT)

Kirk Dijamco

OIL ON CANVAS

12” X 15”

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MEDIEVAL TYPE BEAT

Kirk Dijamco

OIL ON CANVAS

12” X 15”

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DEAD BODY AFTER JOHANNES GRUTZKE

Kirk Dijamco

OIL ON CANVAS

12” X 15”

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I WAS A TEENAGE ANARCHIST

Kirk Dijamco

OIL ON CANVAS

15” X 12”

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NANERIS, CHILDREN OF THE MOON

Aiya Balingit

SOFT PASTEL ON PAPER

30” X 16” | 2021

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DAMAGED GOODS

Epjey Pacheco

INK / ACRYLIC / GRAPHITE / PAPER

27” X 27” | 2021

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VENUSIAN FIGURES (DIPTYCH)

Jan Sunday

GRAPHITE ON 150 GSM WATERCOLOR PAPER

2021

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NIGHT BEFORE THE DISCORD

John Marin

PASTEL ON PAPER

45” X 34” | 2021

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BLACK CHASMS 1

Miguel Aquilizan

BLACK IVORY PIGMENT, BEESWAX ON ACID FREE PAPER.

12” X 15” | 2021

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BLACK CHASMS 2

Miguel Aquilizan

BLACK IVORY PIGMENT, BEESWAX ON ACID FREE PAPER.

12” X 15” | 2021

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BLACK CHASMS 3

Miguel Aquilizan

BLACK IVORY PIGMENT, BEESWAX ON ACID FREE PAPER.

12” X 15” | 2021

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BLACK CHASMS 4

Miguel Aquilizan

BLACK IVORY PIGMENT, BEESWAX ON ACID FREE PAPER.

12” X 15” | 2021

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BLACK CHASMS 5

Miguel Aquilizan

BLACK IVORY PIGMENT, BEESWAX ON ACID FREE PAPER.

12” X 15” | 2021

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CUT

Is Jumalon

CHARCOAL AND SOFT PASTEL ON PAPER

30” X 34” | 2021

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DIOS MACHINA

Ernest Concepcion

MIXED MEDIA ON PAPER

35” X 27” | 2021

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DECORATED MAN

Ernest Concepcion

MIXED MEDIA ON PAPER

20” X 27” | 2021

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UNTITLED

Mark Andy Garcia

WATERCOLOR ON PAPER

25” X 27” | 2020

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WHAT TO DO IN AN EMERGENCY

Miko Sandejas

MIXED MEDIA ON PAPER

20” X 15” | 2021

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EXTENDING AND CONVERTING

Miko Sandejas

MIXED MEDIA ON PAPER

17” X 19” | 2021

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EMPIRE

Rene Bituin

PEN AND INK, WATERCOLOR ON PAPER

25” X 31” | 2021

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STRIFE

Rene Bituin

PEN AND INK, WATERCOLOR ON PAPER

23” X 17” | 2021

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NOBODY'S FRIEND BUT MINE

Cris Villanueva Jr

ACRYLIC ON CANSON PAPER

12” X 9” | 2021

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STO NINO

Paolo Icasas

INK ON PAPER

15” X 21” | 2021

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UNTITLED

Paolo Icasas

INK ON PAPER

14” X 12” | 2021

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SPLITTER

Dave Lock

OIL PASTEL ON PAPER

28” X 35” | 2021

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GROTTO (BUKANG LIWAYWAY)

Zeus Bascon

MIXED MEDIA ON PAPER

10” X 8” | 2013

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CONFESSION OF A PENITENT

Zeus Bascon

MIXED MEDIA ON PAPER

8” X 10” | 2013

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LUCID DREAMING

Zeus Bascon

MIXED MEDIA ON PAPER

13” X 10” | 2013

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FOR THE REST OF TIME (X)

Cos Zicarelli

PENCIL ON PAPER

16” X 22”

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FOR THE REST OF TIME (IX)

Cos Zicarelli

PENCIL ON PAPER

16” X 22”

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MEN`S STUDIES

Masi Oliveria

WATERCOLOR ON PAPER

12” X 15” | 2021

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CERTIFICATE IN DRINKING AND ART HISTORY

Masi Oliveria

CRAYON ON PAPER

16” X 13” | 2021

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CLUSTER OF THINGS

Gene Paul Martin

INK ON PAPER

14” X 20” | 2021

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CAT CRUSH

Angela Gaddi

GRAPHITE, COLORED PENCIL ON PAPER

14” X 17” | 2021

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I SAID I LIKE JAZZ NOT ASS

Angela Gaddi

PENCIL, ACRYLIC ON 160GSM PAPER

12” X 15” | 2021

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LITANYA NG WALANG HANGGANG BUNTUNG HININGA

Iggy Rodriguez

PEN AND INK, ACRYLIC ON CANVAS

24” X 36” | 2017

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FEATURED ARTISTS

David Ryan Viray

David Ryan Viray

Gerry Tan

Gerry Tan

Lui Gonzales

Lui Gonzales

Lourd De Veyra

Lourd De Veyra

Vic Balanon

Vic Balanon

Kirk Dijamco

Kirk Dijamco

Aiya Balingit

Aiya Balingit

Epjey Pacheco

Epjey Pacheco

Jan Sunday

Jan Sunday

John Marin

John Marin

Miguel Aquilizan

Miguel Aquilizan

Is Jumalon

Is Jumalon

Ernest Concepcion

Ernest Concepcion

Mark Andy Garcia

Mark Andy Garcia

Miko Sandejas

Miko Sandejas

Rene Bituin

Rene Bituin

Cris Villanueva Jr

Cris Villanueva Jr

Paolo Icasas

Paolo Icasas

Dave Lock

Dave Lock

Zeus Bascon

Zeus Bascon

Cos Zicarelli

Cos Zicarelli

Masi Oliveria

Masi Oliveria

Gene Paul Martin

Gene Paul Martin

Angela Gaddi

Angela Gaddi

Iggy Rodriguez

Iggy Rodriguez