Qube Gallery presents Ocean Sea exhibit

THE Qube Gallery in Cebu City hosts the “Ocean Sea” exhibition on June 20-July 16, 2019.

The event features Olivia d’Aboville’s “My Womb is Your Ocean,” Russ Ligtas’s “Sirens, Songs” and Joanna Vasquez Arong’s “Sampit sa Dagat (Call of the Sea).”

Arong serves as the curator of the Ocean Sea exhibition.

According to the exhibit notes, the Ocean Sea is “an ode to the deep dark seas and to the power of nature. The show, named after the enigmatic novel of the same name by Alessandro Barrico, evokes the beauty as well as fury and fragility of the ocean. Bringing together three artists deeply connected to the ocean, the exhibition depicts a surreal universe playfully questioning the intricate relationship between humankind and the seas.”

D’Aboville’s “My Womb Is Your Ocean” is a “new series of handwoven and hand-dyed silk works that pays tribute to the Mother of all life on earth. The works are an abstract depiction of the ocean’s layers of beauty and mystery.”

As to Ligtas’s new collection “Sirens, Songs,” it is a “playful and surreal response to the plastic catastrophe he encounters by the seas directly near his home. He has created a new world of imagined creatures with recycled materials spewed out in Manila Bay.”

For her part, Arong, the curator, “goes back to her roots to experimental film with her new piece, ‘Sampit sa Dagat,’ evoking the subconscious and dreams paying tribute to the seas she often retreats to both for play and deep reflection.”

For more information about the event, one can contact the gallery through its email address ( and cell phone number (0918-807-4175).


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