Dr. Joven R. Cuanang & the officers of the Silangan Foundation for the Arts, Culture and Ecology invites the public to the opening of “Partee,” an art exhibit by Mariko Jacinto, on April 7, 2013, 3 pm at the Pinto Art Gallery, Antipolo, Rizal. The show will run until April 21, 2013.
We are invited to various soirees. Be it in New York or Manila, Mariko Jacinto affords us a glimpse into an assortment of gatherings. Different rhythms are evoked; some are somber, some are lively, some are meditative, some are rambunctious. In keeping with the diverse tempo, Jacinto also exhibits a mixture of styles and techniques. Making use of her plethora of approaches, she encapsulates the essence of each gathering. She traverses through each party and takes the viewer along.
Mariko Jacinto was born to a Japanese mother and Filipino father, and she brings her intimate knowledge of both cultures to bear on her paintings, in particular, the humanist outlook and the doctrine of impermanence. After a varied career, and raising five children, in midlife, Mariko decided to devote herself to painting. She studied masterclass in anatomy and figure painting under Sam Adoquei and still life painting under Henry Finkelstein at the National Academy of Design in New York , painting from life and portraiture under Oldrich Teply and, abstract painting under Frank O’cain at the Arts Student’s League. She counts as her major influences Van Gogh, John Singer Sargent , and R.B. Kitaj. The artist divides her time between New York and Philippines.
Pinto Art Gallery is located at 1 Sierra Madre St., Grand Heights, Antipolo, Rizal. The Gallery also stands as the entrance of the hectare-wide Silangan Gardens, the weekend retreat of neurologist and art patron Dr. Joven Cuanang which he started building and developing since the late 1970’s. Gallery hours are 9 am – 6 pm, Tuesday to Sunday. For more information, contact Mikey Blanco at (02) 697-1015 or firstname.lastname@example.org.