1. Silverlens Portraits- Gary-Ross Pastrana

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    Gary-Ross Pastrana’s art has been one of the most persistent in terms of combining concepts with objects. His conceptual pieces, although loaded with poetic intensity, remain unobtrusively subtle and even almost quaint in its appearance. Coiled or folded photographs, his woven tales from found pictures in the internet, the sawed off parts of a boat shipped to another gallery, his shirt tied into a pole to commensurate a flag, these are the slightest of turns Gary-Ross has his objects make to create a new text within. Born in 1977 in Manila, he received his Bachelor’s degree in Painting from the University of the Philippines and was handed with the Dominador Castaneda Award for Best Thesis, and was granted with residency programs in Japan and Bangkok. Gary-Ross Pastrana, received the CCP Thirteen Artists Award in 2006, He has shown at the Singapore Art Museum, Metropolitan Museum of the Philippines, and the Jorge B. Vargas Museum. He was the country’s representative for the New Museum in New York’s 2012 Triennial ‘The Ungovernables.’ He was part of the Aichi Triennale in 2010 and the Busan Biennale in 2008. He is one of the co-founders of Future Prospects Art Space in Cubao, Philippines and has regularly curated for shows both here and abroad. Stock Footages Used: Light Bulb 2 (Phil Fried) Video Skin Close up (Video.net) Mist (phildavisproductions.com)

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    • Silverlens Portraits- Patricia Perez Eustaquio

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      • Silverlens Portraits- Gabriel Barredo

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        If the sleep of reason breeds monsters, then what would its total death produce in its wake? In the latest work of Gabriel Barredo, an installation collectively titled Opera, instead of offering comforting sermons, he invites us to view the body itself, asking us to confront the mortality of the corpse, to contemplate upon its passing and empathize if not make sense of its beauty. The processes of decay and its transformative power are presented with a forensic pathologist’s obsession to detail and an evangelical’s imagination for the fantastic that one can almost smell the scent of formaldehyde as much as the burning of candles. But as much as Barredo has set up a place for mourning, he has also given us an altar for rebirth. He allows the light in to suffuse the environs he has created with an air of transcendence. One can glean through the tableaux of surgical instruments, exposed organs, and faces contorted at the height of their screams the palpable presence of the divine and the tranquility of release it bestows. Though there is no overt religious imagery and in its place only the implements of modern medicine on display, the secular space is one of communion. Amidst the slaughter and carnage, we are in the presence of the faithful departed. And even if there is evidence of the grotesque and macabre, it is there to remind us of the horrors that we leave behind. After all, the dead do not heed nor need our calls for meaning but rather hear them as the chatter and howls of animals. For this exhibition, the artist collaborated with Malek Lopez for the music and Jason Tan for the video. All music and video was produced by Erwin Romulo. For inquiries, contact Silverlens Galleries at 2/F YMC Bldg. II, 2320 Don Chino Roces Ave. Ext. Makati, 816-0044, 0917-5874011, or info@silverlensgalleries.com. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday 10AM– 7PM and Saturdays 1–6PM. About the Artist Gabriel Barredo (b. 1957, Manila) studied Advertising at the University of Santo Tomas. His 30-foot installation entitled Asphalt was one of the highlights of the inaugural Art Fair Philippines in 2013. Awards and recognitions include: the gold medal at the Art Association of the Philippines (AAP) Annual Competition in 1981 and 1982; the gold medal at the Metrobank Foundation Annual Art Competition in 1985; the 1st Grand Prize at the Philippine Art Awards (1994); and, the Juror’s Choice at the ASEAN Art Awards held in Singapore in 1994. About Silverlens (Manila and Singapore) Founded by Isa Lorenzo and Rachel Rillo in 2004, Silverlens has earned recognition from both artists and collectors as one of the leading contemporary art galleries in Southeast Asia. Through its exhibition program, artist representation, art fair participation and institutional collaboration, Silverlens aims to place its artists within the broader framework of international contemporary art dialogue.

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        • The Complicated Life of A Short Film

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          Like loving, living and working in New York, when it comes to the short, well, it is complicated. So we've invited four short film industry professionals on the show today to help us uncomplicate things just a bit. Guests: Lydia Darly lydiadarly2.com Joe Gilford joegilford.com Konstantin Rubchinsky digipops.tv John Morgan johnmorganfilms.tumblr.com Hosted by Kweighbaye Kotee bushwickfilmfestival.com Produced by Bushwick Film Festival in partnership with Brooklyn Independent Media.

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          • Elaine Porter_Book

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            • Beyond the Lines - A Documentary Project

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              It is the objective of our production team to create a beautiful, meaningful, and thought-provoking documentary film that shares the story of artist Courttney Cooper. We will focus on Courttney as a person: his process, his inspirations, and his art! Courttney’s story will also serve as a catalyst to educate the viewer about autism. The goal of this film is to provide an inside, gracious look into Courttney’s extraordinary talent and help to educate viewers about autism and to inspire them to understand, celebrate, and embrace differences.

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              • Miriam Syowia Kyambi performs Fracture (i) at WIELS in Brussels

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                The Kenyan artist Miriam Syowia Kyambi performs her work 'Fracture (i)' at the opening of the exhibition Body Talk at WIELS, center for contemporary art in Brussels. The performance discusses the question of how people can pile up the pieces and continue their lives after all the horrors they have been through. What will happen to humanity if people cannot process those abhorrent experiences or mourn the beloved they have lost? People living in the middle of violence and fear need an opportunity to be themselves. They need a permission to feel, mourn, and carry on. The desire for justice is universal. The original duration of the performance is 2 hours. Credits Camera, editing: Aldine Reinink Sound: Thomas Van Baelen Music: Peter Bille Larsen - Piano Sonata No. 8

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                • Unwanted

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                  This film was made for the 2010 Portland 48-Hour Film Project. Synopsis: A "Wanted" poster artist, Pete Peterson, is captured by one of the outlaws he has drawn, Tom "Mad Dog" Horn. The outlaw plans on killing Pete unless he can make him the handsomest, most dangerous outlaw in the United States. Awards: Best Film Best Actor - Aaron Toy Audience Choice Best Graphics Other Festivals: Miami International Film Festival Cannes Film Festival

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                  • Meet Matt - Dbajte na detaily aj Vy!

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                    photo: Matt Rybansky | video: Lukas Tobola | makeup-artist: Lubica Krajnakova meet Matt @ www.MattRybansky.com 
like Matt @ facebook.com/matt.rybansky.photography follow Matt @ twitter.com/rybansky

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                    • Rose Morant Artist and Designer

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                      Rose Morant Artist and Designer. Studio in Chai Wan Hong Kong. Video by Jade le Masne de Chermont.

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