A few weeks ago, we were invited to a unique art exhibit called “If Not Now”. The concept was to match a figurative painter with a local music artist. The painter was to create something inspired by a piece of music. This collaboration between artists produced results that were interesting to say the least.
Not only were you able to visually see the art, but you could also take a step back and listen to the music that inspired it.
We couldn’t help but reach out to the group. We wanted permission to publish some of the paintings and the corresponding music on the site.
Fortunately, they said yes! So here it is.
“Premier art space Qube Gallery and independent record label 22 Tango Records stage their first collaborative exhibit in the 2nd floor of the Henry Hotel in One Paseo, Maria Luisa Road, Banilad, Cebu City. Directed by esteemed young artist, Golda King, the group show entitled “If Not Now” reveals the artistic representations of 15 figurative painters who have taken inspiration from the music composed by 12 song writers. A testament to the synergy ignited in both creative scenes, the partnership of musicians and artists share a maker’s process that highlight sentiment and experience as the drive for expression.
Show director Golda King gathered realist painters and linked each of them to a musical piece chosen by 22 Tango Records founder, Cattski Espina. These songs are available on Spotify and Apple iTunes.
The exhibit was built around the simple concept of opportunity knowing no patience, making the audience realise that, indeed, we are given now (and only now) to make the most of our existence. “If Not Now” poses as the question to life’s possibilities and its urgencies in a world of fleeting moments — challenging human freedom, capacity, and eagerness.
IF NOT NOW is on view until December 9, 2016. For inquiries on the art, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +632 261 0696.”
Here’s the full list of artists displayed in the exhibit:
Song Title/Artist Visual Artist
“Save It For A Sunday” by Jessica McYorker John Dinglasa
“Chasing Happiness” by Vincent Eco Gigi Ocampo
“Skin” by Womb Ronyel Compra
“Blue” by Valere Mark Belicario
“Breathe” by Cattski Jose “Kimsoy” Yap Jr.
“Unraveling” by Ella Melendez Celso Pepito
“Seafarer” by Mary Anchit Melver Quijada Mercado
“Never Too Late” by Wonggoys Ariel Caratao
“Cycles” by The Labrats Reynan Dingal
“Sleepyhead” by Womb Intoy Corpin III
“Stuck” by Ella Melendez Darby Vincent Alcoseba
“Save Someday” by Lourdes Maglinte Emar Lacorte
“The Cure” by The Labrats Joel Ray Pellerin
“Monsters” by Cattski B’dict Climaco
“Wanted” by Martina San Diego Joan Florido