Text and Images courtesy of Altro Mondo Creative Space
Altro Mondo Arte Contemporanea is proud to present Home Alone, a solo exhibition featuring the works of Phyllis Zaballero at the Altro Mondo Creative gallery (1159 Chino Roces Ave. San Antonio Village, Makati City). The exhibition runs from May 28 to June 25, 2022.
The past three years living under the spell of a healthcare crisis have been difficult ones for the entire world. Quarantines and lockdowns have darkened these days into a forlorn fog of aloneness.
In the still air within the bubble of a solitary life, visual artist Phyllis Zaballero found herself completely “Home Alone,” which also happens to be the title of her new solo exhibition at the Altro Mondo Creative Space.
Under these circumstances, Zaballero pulled the security blanket of her studio tight around her and looked around, at her muffled neighbors and stilled streets; at her lush plants and the wild birds nesting in the trees patiently waiting to raucously fly down to her balcony for their bit of breakfast.
Her doors and windows framed this precious little world seemingly frozen in time, which inspired Zaballero to give thanks to my Creator for her blessings. As she is wont to always do to express her love, she painted His gracious gifts.
In this exhibit are those window and door paintings, which speak to the memories of countless quarantines and lockdowns imposed on the daily lives of many across the globe but which ironically became the artist’s inspirations.
The two large quarantine paintings are especially meaningful to Zaballero as their frameworks are actual windows from no longer existing buildings once owned by her family. As lockdowns eased, she revisited memories and old haunts that have played a significant part in her idealistic baptism in the arts.
This long-delayed exhibit is one that Zaballero has looked forward to these past three years, which she hopes to present an interesting view of how one artist’s isolation impasse has had its own rewards, after all.
HOME ALONE will be on display at Altro Mondo Creative space until June 25, 2022. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm. For inquiries, please contact us on Facebook (@altromondoart) or Instagram (@altromondoart). You may also message us on Viber or WhatsApp at +63 917 888 7872.