A guide to art exhibits, trunk shows, and auctions to check out this weekend.


“Countercurrents” at Silverlens

A two-person exhibition by Nona Garcia and Gregory Halili, “Countercurrents” features a dialogue between the two artists and their practices. While both express an attraction to the sea through painting, Garcia and Halili’s works often differ in size, with the former favoring large-scale canvases, and the latter dimunutive but extremely detailed paintings on hand-cut mother-of-pearl shells. “Countercurrents” is their first collaboration.

April 28 to May 25, Silverlens, 2263 Chino Roces Avenue Extension, Makati


“Pacita Abad: A Million Things to Say” at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design

Pio Abad, the artist and Pacita Abad’s nephew, co-curates this exhibit alongside Joselina Cruz, director of the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design. The exhibit features vibrant trapunto paintings spanning the late artist’s 30-year career, beginning 1970.

Ongoing until July 1, MCAD Manila, De La Salle-College of St. Benilde School of Design and Arts, Manila


On its last few days: “Swell,” by Christina Quisumbing Ramilo; “Out of Time,” by Kitty Kaburo; “Nothing, and is Nowhere, and is Endless,” by Carina Santos; “A Girl’s Guide to Building in Technicolor,” by Yasmin Sison; “Bukana,” by Rocelie Delfin, at West Gallery

There’s still time to catch the latest shows by artists Christina Quisumbing Ramilo, Kitty Kaburo, Carina Santos, Yasmin Sison, and Rocelie Delfin until Saturday, April 28. Of note (among other works) are Quisumbing-Ramilo’s “Swell,” an assemblage of installations crafted from discarded materials from the recent construction at the home of the Santos family, and Carina Santos’s “Nothing, and is Nowhere, and is Endless,” a collection of intricate watercolor and graphite works on paper.

Runs until April 28, West Gallery, 28 West Avenue, Quezon City


Ken Samudio and Matthew & Melka’s Spring/Summer 2018 Trunk Show at Lanai

The new collection from Ken Samudio and Matthew & Melka includes statement pieces and floral-adorned accessories, such as these Bailey drop earrings, available exclusively at Lanai this weekend.

April 26 to April 28, The Alley at Karrivin Plaza, Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati


Leon Exchange’s Online Auction,

Several highly coveted collectibles, furniture pieces, and works of art will be going under the hammer, albeit on the internet, for Leon Gallery’s seventh online auction. This weekend’s lot includes paintings such as Baras Church, by by Carlos “Botong” Francisco, with the starting bid at P240,000; Market Scene, by Cesar Buenaventura, starting at P120,000; and Serenata, by Arturo Luz, starting at P100,000. A charcoal drawing by National Artist Jose Joya, accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, starts at P100,000, and there are also rare prints by BenCab, Mauro “Malang” Santos, Lao Lianben, and Lee Aguinaldo to look out for.

The first session is on April 27 at 2 p.m., followed by a second session the next day on April 28, also at 2 p.m. The complete catalog can be viewed here. Register and bid on

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