Topsy Turvy • Argie Bandoy, Valeria Cavestany, Maria Cruz, Gaston Damag, Lizza May David, David Griggs, Sam Kiyoumarsi, Robert Langenegger, Romeo Lee, Pow Martinez, Manuel Ocampo, Jayson Oliveria, Juan Carlos Quintana, Carlo Ricafort, Timo Roter, Luis Santos, Gerardo Tan, Weather Bureau, Ferdz Valencia, Tanya Villanueva, Jeona Zoleta

Mar 3 to Apr 1, 2016 • Tall Gallery

The surge in the use of digital media and technologies in the Information Age has ushered in the use of various printing techniques and methods in painting.
This phenomenon has challenged the vaunted notion of medium-specificity in painting or “oil on canvas” painting and has re-oriented the term “original” because a painting or a work of art no longer consists of unique elements but also includes copied and printed matter. The friction between the reproducible and unique image has enriched the language of painting since the 1960’s. What was credited for the presumed “death” of painting – photography and its
various applications – has been coopted by painting to reference the mediated life-world we live in.

Topsy Turvy gathers together the works of 21 artists from different generations and countries to confront this topic through their individual expressions.
Featured in this comprehensive exhibition of contemporary art are the recent works of Maria Cruz, Lizza May David, Romeo Lee, The Weather Bureau, Timo Roter, Jayson Oliveria, Valeria Cavestany, Sam Kiyoumarsi, Ferdz Valencia, Gerardo Tan, Robert Langenegger, Carlo Ricafort, Juan Carlos Quintana, David Griggs, Luis Santos, Tanya Villanueva, Jeona Zoleta, Pow Martinez, Gaston Damag (in collaboration with Mark Biwit), Manuel Ocampo and Argie Bandoy.

Artworks from the Show

N-Graff & Road Kill

N-Graff & Road Kill, Argie Bandoy, 2016, Oil and photograph collage on canvas, 48×36 in each

The Mustached Girl

The Mustached Girl, Valeria Cavestany, 2016, Mixed media , serigraph print collage, 48×36 in each

Inner Thin Line 1 & 2

Inner Thin Line 1 & 2, Maria Cruz, 2016, Sign pen on tarpaulin, 52×37 in each

Untitled 1, 2, 3

Untitled 1, 2, 3, Gaston Damag, 2016, Digital print on paper, 48×36 in each

Double Check 1 & 2 (edition 1 of 4)

Double Check 1 & 2 (edition 1 of 4), Lizza May David, 2016, Digital print on paper, 48×36 in each

Manila Eye 1 & 2

Manila Eye 1 & 2, David Griggs, 2016, Mixed media on canvas, 36×24 in each

Pharmakon Scapegoat/Arbot Intrat

Pharmakon Scapegoat/Arbot Intrat, Sam Kiyoumarsi, 2016, Digital print on paper, 40×30 in each

Pass/Circa 1669

Pass/Circa 1669, Robert Langenegger, 2016, Oil on canvas, 39½×32 in

FinaLee 41

FinaLee 41, Romeo Lee, 2016, Oil on canvas, 48×36 in

Test Print for H.A.R. 1, 2, 3

Test Print for H.A.R. 1, 2, 3, Pow Martinez, 2016, Spray paint on canvas, 48×36 in each

Untitled 1, 2, 3

Untitled 1, 2, 3, Manuel Ocampo, 2016, Digital print on tarpaulin, 48×36 in each

Ass Whisperer/What did one butt cheek say to the other/ The best memories are made at the farm

Ass Whisperer/What did one butt cheek say to the other/ The best memories are made at the farm, Jayson Oliveria, 2016, Mixed media on canvas, 48×36 in each

Till Things Freezes Over/Legacy of Empeepee/Entitler Looks for his Entitlement

Till Things Freezes Over/Legacy of Empeepee/Entitler Looks for his Entitlement, Juan Carlos Quintana, 2016, Mixed media on canvas, 48×36 in each

Goldilock Methodology Redux 1 & 2

Goldilock Methodology Redux 1 & 2, Carlo Ricafort, 2016, Mixed media on canvas, 48×36 in each

Lady's Choice-Real Mayonnaise/Tender Juicy-Jumbo

Lady's Choice-Real Mayonnaise/Tender Juicy-Jumbo, Timo Roter, 2016, Print and acrylic on canvas, 48×36 in each

Untitled/ Allegory

Untitled/ Allegory, Luis Antonio Santos, 2016, Mixed media on wood, UV print on acrylic sheet, 48×36 in

Double Corner/ Text(ure)

Double Corner/ Text(ure), Gerardo Tan, 2016, Pulp and collage on canvas, 48×36 in each

The era of beauty has arrived, I am doomed (skull & cross) & (fetus)

The era of beauty has arrived, I am doomed (skull & cross) & (fetus), Ferdz Valencia, 2016, Acrylic and silkscreen print on canvas, 48×36 in each

Mama Gardening/Luna Snacking

Mama Gardening/Luna Snacking, Tanya Villanueva, 2016, Mama grime on canvas, 48×36 in each

Clueless part 2 & 3

Clueless part 2 & 3, Jeona Zoleta, 2016, Emulsion, spraypaint and acrylic on canvas, 48×36 in each