Four of the Philippines’ leading art galleries collaborate for pop-surrealist exhibit

Art Underground, Galerie Stephanie, Village Art Gallery, and Vinyl on Vinyl have collaborated for a joint curation project called “Crossover.”

The group exhibition will present a variety of paintings and sculptural works by pop-surrealist artists Mr. S, GNCH, Reen Barrera, and SAIS.

“Crossover” will be on view in four concurrent shows beginning November 14 at Vinyl on Vinyl in Makati City, followed by the opening at Galerie Stephanie in Mandaluyong City on November 15; Village Art Gallery in Muntinlupa City on November 17; and Art Underground in San Juan City on November 18.

The crossover of SAIS, Mr. S, GNCH, and Reen Barrera, takes place in four different spaces or settings, each offering a different immersive experience where ideas are allowed to meet and expand the universes crafted by each of the artists.

From Mr. S’ dreamscapes and SAIS’ starry- and wide-eyed portraits to the playful reimaginations and ruminations of childhood and adulthood of GNCH and Reen Barrera, onlookers are invited into curious realms and narratives. Storylines twist and converge while new ones emerge in a gallery-to-gallery, practice-to-practice exploration of world-building, character dynamics, and wondrous interiorities.

Cavite-based SAIS joins the crossover as a part of Art Underground. Mr. S is repped by Galerie Stephanie, while GNCH is repped by Village Art Gallery. France-born, Philippines-raised Reen Barrera is a Vinyl on Vinyl artist.

The joint project will wrap up on November 30. —Nika Roque/JCB, GMA Integrated News

Kim Rodiz

Kim Rodiz is a national journalist who wrote a lot of reports since 2014.

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