GROUNDED: the latest exhibit at Lopez Museum

GROUNDED at LOPEZ MUSEUMI’ve visited yesterday The Lopez Museum and Library in Ortigas, Pasig City and what’s new with the exhibition there? Great artwork from sculptures and artist not only from our country but there are several entries from the foreign participants.

Grounded Exhibit 2

Are you Grounded?!

Have you been experience being grounded? In literal or metaphorical meaning? There are several meaning of it depends on your interpretation.

When I visited this museum; I’ve been grounded not to use the flash of my camera to take shots of the photos there 😉 (my experience).

Grounded is a literal and metaphorical take of notions of rootedness, engagement and mobility in scapes and interventions within and without these referenced sites.

I’ve witness the great works from the sculptures and artists who had an exhibit in this museum. Also with some foreign artist who join in this exhibit.

I’m amazed on how they created such arts like this specially the artworks of the Public artist Abdulmari “Toym” de Leon Imao. I have a chance to interviewed him about his creation. He said that he used the “hands” as his design / trademark  because he wants to go back in the basic crafting that only includes that paper, pencil and hand.

view from the Lopez Memorial Museum
Alma Quinto - Jutay
Alma Quinto – Jutay
Eric Zamuco - Not of Water, Flesh and Blood
Eric Zamuco – Not of Water, Flesh and Blood
Contemporary artist Eric Zamuco invites visitors to look up to see his ceiling installation of gestural imprints on plexiglass called “Not of Water, Flesh and Blood” that reflect his experience and feelings of displacement while living and studying overseas. Zamuco is a UP Fine Arts graduate and recipient of the Cultural Center of the Philippines 13 Artists Award (2003) and Ateneo Art Awards (2005). He has held exhibition in Bangladesh, Japan, Korea, Norway, Sweden, and the US.
Goldie Poblador - Ang Simula ng Pagsibol
Goldie Poblador – Ang Simula ng Pagsibol

The light from the bulb reacts whenever you tap the bottle.

Grounded Exhibit 1
Public artist Abdulmari “Toym” de Leon Imao uses his sculptures to bring public attention to specific social issues. His Ship, Shift, Strip installation featured in Grounded is a commentary on the USS Guardian that ran aground last month in the Tubbataha Reef. Imao recently completed his MFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art on a Fulbright Fellowship. With an art career spanning almost 25 years, his works can be found in the US, Vietnam, and various European countries.
GROUNDED exhibit
A great experience for me and my bloggers friends.
With Mr. Toym Imao
Josephine Turalba - Scandals
Josephine Turalba – Scandals
I love the designs of the sandals here

Interdisciplinary artist Josephine Turalba presents dis-charged footwear in Scandals, an experiential installation where guests are encouraged to wear bullet shell sandals to traipse through a once private memory trove of negative images taken during the American colonial period. Turalba completed her MFA in New Media at the Transart Institute at Universität Krems in Austria in 2009 and is currently the Dean of the College of Fine Arts of the Philippine Women’s University. Her videos and sculptural installation works have been shown in Greece, Taiwan, France, and Germany.

Diyos, Choose, Dues by Toym Imao
Diyos, Choose, Dues by Toym Imao
The (right) hand symbolize God and the (left) hand symbolize as man.
Ship, Shift, Strip - By: Toym Imao
Ship, Shift, Strip – By: Toym Imao

Get a chance to meet the artists behind this great exhibit at:

  • Artist Talk on March 9: They discuss their respective works featured in the current exhibition “Grounded” on March 9 (Saturday) from 2-4 pm.

Lopez Museum and Library welcomes contemporary artists

  • Toym Imao
  • Josephine Turalba
  • Eric Zamuco

Registration fee for the lecture is Php 120.00 (students Php 100.00) includes admission to the exhibition.

For more information; visit

The Lopez Memorial Museum and Library

Ground Floor, Benpres Building Exchange Road corner Meralco Avenue, Pasig City. Mondays-Saturdays, 8am-5pm, except holidays.

For information and registration, call Fanny at 631-241 , 635-9545 or email

View more photos about this exhibit at:

GROUNDED Photos at the Lopez Museum


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4 thoughts on “GROUNDED: the latest exhibit at Lopez Museum

  • 9 March, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    vivid write up………….congrats

  • 19 March, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    Hi, Dianne!

    Thank you so much for visiting and writing about your experience here in the museum. I hope that you can join our other exhibit-related activities.

    All the best,

    Lopez Museum and Library

    • 19 March, 2013 at 5:20 pm

      I had a great experience in your museum. I wish I can read again some books specially the history. I want to join again in your other activities soon! 😉


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