Wistful Exchanges

“Whimsical” is how gallerists and collectors often call a branch of contemporary art which became more prevalent in the early 1990s and has taken a foothold in the local art scene. Since then, the term has evolved to characterize other artworks, such as the sfumato landscapes of Aldy Aguirre, Alver de Ocampo, and Joar Songcuya; or the hyperrealist chimeras of Emman Acasio; or even take on new mediums such as the ceramic works of Genavee Lazaro.

"Wistful Exchanges" brings together their works as the five artists use the lens of fantasy, at first glance, to seemingly escape reality, but at closer reading, connect us with our own nostalgic memories, hopes, and dreams – elements which make us truly alive.