It’s all about girl power in the latest art exhibit at Victor Oteyza Community Art Space, entitled “Bathaluman,” based on the the Visayan goddess of beauty and fertility. The Bathaluman Art Show is a collection of pieces by women artists, and as such, their works present womanhood in its glorious light.
One thing to appreciate about the gallery is the recurring theme that women are beautiful in all forms, ages, cultures, and identities. This portrait of Apo Whang-od by Lily Villanueva is a perfect representation of that.
Striking, provocative, yet still tasteful, Luisa Galang’s mixed media piece called “PU-Key” is a sculpture of womanhood at its rawest.
Jen Lorenzo’s realistic illustrations of a tarantula and a ladybug are made even more unique by her use of brown envelopes instead of a canvas.
This mixed-media piece called “Faces” by Tara Lalaine Natividad makes you wonder how she put all those shards of glass together without hurting herself.
“Rhea” is the cover girl for the Bathaluman Art Gallery, and a very fitting one at that, as she embodies Cordilleran ethnicity in its purest form. “Rhea”, by Marlyn Bulayo, seems to be painted on a different kind of material that isn’t just regular canvas, which may attribute for its price.
“Bathaluman” will run in the Victor Oteyza Community Art Space, Oh My Gulay, until April 1, 2016, take a look and stand in awe of the womanhood represented in these empowering art works.