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Random Thoughts on Batman v Superman

(from not a comic book fan) 1. Lex Luthor is a street art fan/ collector. He has a banksy shirt and cleon peterson paintings.  2. Lex Luthor is a genius. He aslo invented facebook 3. Lois Lane uses Olay but Diana Prince has the fountain of youth. 4.The Bat Mobile looks like a Tamiya Black Saber. I like Nolan's Tumbler. 5. I'm not comfortable with Neil deGrasse Tyson taking about aliens; I think Giorgio A. Tsoukalos from Ancient Aliens is better. 6. Superman can hear whispers but Batman used a high wattage cloud breaker in calling the former. 7. Barry Allen looks like an Asian? I'm not sure. 8. Aquaman transformed from a Dothraki horse to a Dothraki fish. 9. Batman is Newtonian while Superman is Einsteinian physics. and I am not ready for a Ray Palmer physics. 10. Matt Murdock is Bruce Wayne with glowing cat eyes and with guns in his dreams. You cant talk peace and have a gun right?..Francis M. 11. The Batcave looks like an aquari

Humanoids: Jeffrey Sisican's 6th Solo Show

March 15-31, 2016 Contempo Art Gallery A new gallery space recently opened in Cebu, tucked away in the industrial area of the metro this small space is offering a nurturing and supportive experience for the artists that would like to exhibit. According to Bisai, founder of Contempo Art Gallery "For myself naman what I can say is that, Contempo Art Gallery is an artist-run space our goal is not only to establish ourselves as a new home for contemporary modern art but to also assist Cebu based artists and those from visayas and Mindanao. And also act as a venue to exhibit and expose their art pieces for the rest of the country and the world to see and to know they exist. We are here to support emerging talents to get noticed in the art scene" Last March 15, 2016 was the gallery's first local solo exhibition and Jeffrey Sisican's sixth. Jeffrey is a Bohol based artist who graduated from the University of the Philippines Cebu. His exhibition entitled Huma

Space: Charlie Co's Studio

We had a chance to visit Charlie Co's studio.Without any doubt, he is an amazing artist . We think he is one of a kind because we cannot seem to find someone like him in other parts of the Philippine Art Scene who is not only a successful artist but also a central figure that binds the art community quite cohesively. No wonder why Bacolod art scene is very active.       In Charlie Co's studio, we're greated with a bomb of colors and paints.      Surreal and lucid, Charlie Co employs the use of bold and brilliant colors for his pieces.      We get a chance to see view Charlie Co's work space up close and personal.      Paint, paint, paint everywhere. There is art in cluttered form.     The robots battle it out for Charlie Co's awards. Bacolod City, Negros

Of Wine and Grape Juice

“Dr. Armonson stitched up her wrist wounds. Within five minutes of the transfusion he declared her out of danger. Chucking her under the chin, he said, "What are you doing here, honey? You're not even old enough to know how bad life gets." And it was then Cecilia gave orally what was to be her only form of suicide note, and a useless one at that, because she was going to live: "Obviously, Doctor," she said, "you've never been a thirteen-year-old girl.” - Jeffrey Eugenides,                 The Virgin Suicides There are two ways you could have read that. I can imagine the Cecilia sympathizers feel a pang in their chest because they know just what it means to be misunderstood being the special snowflakes they are. At the same time, I hear you out Dr. Armonson's of the world—kids can say the darndest things. The middle-class art school students talking of "hustling" with a self-seriousness devoid of any self-awareness.