A Celebration of Friends • Galleria Duemila Artists

Aug 3 to Aug 30, 2018 • Tall Gallery

The Philippine art scene might be marked by intrigue and rivalry, but the eternal spirit of camaraderie and affection exists and is made visible by the friendship and cooperation between two of the country’s leading art galleries, Galleria Duemila and Finale Art File. Both galleries now join forces to present “Duemila@Finale: A Celebration of Friends,” opening with a reception at Finale Art File on August 7.

Galleria Duemila was established in 1975 by Silvana Ancellotti-Diaz while Finale Art File was founded in 1983 by Vita Sarenas. Through the succeeding decades till the present, the two galleries have been at the forefront of contemporary Philippine art. Moreover, Diaz and Sarenas have shared a deep friendship that has endured through the years. Both have launched and promoted the careers of many of today’s artistic luminaries.

In this celebratory show, Galleria Duemila’s artists will be exhibiting their works at the country’s largest art venue, Finale Art File.

Participating artists are: Gus Albor, Freddie and Isabel Aquilizan, Agnes Arellano, Pandy Aviado, Jinggoy Buensuceso, Benjie Cabangis, Norberto Carating, Valeria Cavestany, Lina Llaguno Ciani, Charlie Co, Allan Cosio, Ivi Avellana-Cosio, Igan d’Bayan, Daniel Dela Cruz, RM de Leon, Duddley Diaz, Romina Diaz, Ramon Diaz, Rock Drilon, Edgar Doctor, Junyee, Lao Lianben, Julie Lluch, Tiny Nuyda, Jonathan Olazo, Ramon Orlina, Cid Reyes, Jose Tence Ruiz, Ross Capili, Tony Twigg, Trek Valdizno, Roy Veneracion, Nestor Vinluan, Denise Weldon, Betsy Westendorp, Edwin Wilwayco, and Phyllis Zaballero.

“Duemila@Finale: A Celebration of Friends” will be on view until August 30.

Artworks from the Show

Space Talks #3

Space Talks #3, Gus Albor, 2010, Acrylic on canvas, 18×18 in

Passage, Project of Another Country

Passage, Project of Another Country, Freddie and Isabel Aquilisan, 2011, Collage, 14¾×19¾ in

Coco de Mer Heart

Coco de Mer Heart, Agnes Arellano, 2013, Tea-stained cast stone, 7½×6¾×5¼ in

Sta Cruz Fountain

Sta Cruz Fountain, Pandy Aviado, 2015, Mixed media on paper, 13¾×10½ in


Vistas, Benjie Cabangis, 2018, Acrylic on canvas, 48×36 in

From the Window

From the Window, Norberto Carating, 2018, Acrylic on canvas, 20×25 in

Santo Gato

Santo Gato, Valeria Cavestany, 2012, Oil on canvas, 52¼×89½ in

Confectionery Moon

Confectionery Moon, Lina Llaguno Ciani, 2014, Acrylic and oil on canvas, 39.4×39.4 in

I Got Your Back

I Got Your Back, Charlie Co, 2018, Acrylic on canvas, 36×36 in

In the Autumn Forest

In the Autumn Forest, Ivi Cosio, 2006, Acrylic, 36×36 in

Scream (Blue Wall)

Scream (Blue Wall), Igan D'Bayan, 2015, Resin and acrylic, 10½×4×3 in

Altered Dreaming

Altered Dreaming, Daniel Dela Cruz, 2017, Mixed metals, 61×25½×25½ in

The Chase: The Other Version

The Chase: The Other Version, RM De Leon, 2017, Acrylic on paper, 48×60 in

La Purissima

La Purissima, Duddley Diaz, 2013, Painted ash wood, 18×3×2 in

Guardian Goddess

Guardian Goddess, Duddley Diaz, 2013, White Italian alabaster, 8.9×4½×5.3 in

Winter Trees #3

Winter Trees #3, Romina Diaz, 2013, Photograph on matte graph, 67½×45 in

Braille Horse Series 24

Braille Horse Series 24, Ramon Diaz, 2002, Mixed media on braille paper, 12½×20¾ in

Red Line

Red Line, Rock Drilon, 2017, Acrylic on canvas, 78½×56½ in

Still Life with Red and White Flowers

Still Life with Red and White Flowers, Edgar Doctor, 2016, Watercolor, 15×22 in

Remnant of Thought

Remnant of Thought, Junyee, 2016, Paint on t&g board, 35¼×36 in

Sense of Light

Sense of Light, Lao Lianben, 2013, Acrylic on canvas, 72×48 in

Green Georgia

Green Georgia, Julie Lluch, 2016, Cold cast marble and acrylic, 30×19×4 in

Untitled (Landscape)

Untitled (Landscape), Tiny Nuyda, 1991, Oil on canvas, 30×30 in


Mindscape, Tiny Nuyda, 2018, Oil on canvas, 18×24 in

A Stone and Stars

A Stone and Stars, Jonathan Olazo, 2013, Acrylic on canvas, 24×24 in

Harmonica in Noguchi Garden of Delights

Harmonica in Noguchi Garden of Delights, Jonathan Olazo, 2013, Acrylic on canvas, 24×24 in

Mini Diaphanous #716 (Kasuy) cat #25466

Mini Diaphanous #716 (Kasuy) cat #25466, Romulo Olazo, 2011, Oil on canvas, 9×12 in

Mini Diaphanous #401 (Kasuy) Cat #24707

Mini Diaphanous #401 (Kasuy) Cat #24707, Romulo Olazo, 2011, Oil on canvas, 9×12 in

Mutual Agreement

Mutual Agreement, Ramon Orlina, 2018, Carved peach amber crystal, 20×17×17 cm

Night Journey

Night Journey, Cid Reyes, 2018, Acrylic on canvas, 48×60 in

Song at Dusk

Song at Dusk, Ross Capili, 2017, Acrylic on canvas, 36×36 in

The Ultimate Resort: The Grey Rainbows Motel

The Ultimate Resort: The Grey Rainbows Motel, Jose Tence Ruiz, 2017, Oil on canvas, 54×69 in

A contraction of sticks 4

A contraction of sticks 4, Tony Twigg, 2016, Acrylic on timber construction, 46½×22 in


Nirvana, Trek Valdizno, 2018, Acrylic on canvas, 168×266 cm

Even If

Even If, Roy Veneracion, , Acrylic, aerosol paint, 48×36 in

On Earth and Green B

On Earth and Green B, Nestor Vinluan, 2004, Acrylic on canvas, 23½×23½ in

Sheets #2, Woodstock, VT 1/7

Sheets #2, Woodstock, VT 1/7, Denise Weldon, 2017, Photograph , 24×36 in

Jim's Hands, Norton, MA 1/7

Jim's Hands, Norton, MA 1/7, Denise Weldon, 1986, Photograph, 35×25 in

No. 1501 Silvana (Red Hydrangeas)

No. 1501 Silvana (Red Hydrangeas), Betsy Westendorp, 2018, Oil on canvas, 40×40 in

No. 1502 Ramon (Blue Hydrangeas)

No. 1502 Ramon (Blue Hydrangeas), Betsy Westendorp, 2018, Oil on canvas, 40×40 in

Jeepney Sinfonia #61

Jeepney Sinfonia #61, Edwin Wilwayco, 2017, Oil on canvas, 40×30 in

Miniloc #1

Miniloc #1, Phyllis Zaballero, 2005, Acrylic on paper, 30¼×22½ in

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