FINE ARTS (FA) students showcased artworks for the 8th Horace B. Silliman exhibition from Feb. 17 to 24.
The seniors’ thesis exhibits, “Parable” and “Predicament” were the highlight of the exhibition, by JJ Macahig and Nickolai Engrham Dela Peña, respectively.
“Parable,” the artwork of Macahig, a senior FA student, showed narratives written on the walls of a room with stuff toys, pictures, food, and stories for bedtime.
Macahig said that the parables narrated through the words and objects were inspired by real life dilemmas such as human insecurities, procrastination, and trust issues.
He hopes his exhibit will produce a greater awareness and a sense of caution in making decisions in time of dilemmas which he hopes will result to a more thoughtful generation.
“Predicament,” the exhibit of Dela Peña, also a senior FA student, showcased paintings on old cardboard boxes that are reminiscent of the “adik ako, huwag tularan” signs of the alleged extrajudicial killings in the Philippines.
Dela Peña focused on the division of right or wrong perspectives and opinions and between justifiable actions or pure immorality, not only from Filipinos but also internationally.
He hopes that his exhibit would help prevent people to quickly place judgments with inadequate knowledge of the situation and turn a blind eye to support their opinions.
The exhibit also showcased tawo-tawo projects, paintings of fruit and vegetable portraits to depictions of women objectification, a mural, an animation hub, and a zine zone of FA students where they sold zines they created themselves.
The exhibition was opened last Feb. 17 at the second floor of Silliman Hall with the FA department faculty artists’ talk.