“The Keith Haring Show” Group Exhibition, Space Encounters
The Keith Haring Show
Space Encounters Gallery
The Keith Haring Show is a celebration of the late artist’s life and work on his birth month. He was both a pop art artist and an activist who brought his fight against Apartheid and AIDS discrimination to the streets.
The Keith Haring Show offers different perspectives of artistic influence. Arvin Santos focuses on Haring’s street graffiti style, Emard Canedo on the boldness and strength of strokes, Isad Diwa on Haring’s fascination with gestures and movement, and Studio Bitto on the power of a single, joyous image.
We are more familiar with Haring’s work more than the artist himself and it is revelatory that some artists chose to work on his portrait. Tyang Karyel, who had a solo exhibition in the recent Art Fair Philippines, created an exuberant birthday cake portrait of Keith Haring in polymer, while Jappy Agoncillo paints Haring street-art style, with wild splashes and colors.
Exhibition opens on May 20, 2022. Space Encounters Gallery is located at Unit 7D, 7th Floor Padilla Building, F. Ortigas Jr. Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City.
Text and image courtesy of Space Encounters Gallery.