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Ferdie Montemayor
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12 October to 29 October 2013
Boston Art Gallery

Boston Art Gallery presents the exhibition Race by Ferdie Montemayor. It will open on October 12 at 6 pm.

Montemayor fills his canvases with black and white acrylic, in strokes that express the synergy of dynamics and control in painting. Race implies activity and vigor on the one hand, and perseverance and discipline; on the other. The artist depicts the body in motion, oft repeating them within a horizontal plane to suggest speed and direction towards the finish. Revealing binaries of light and dark or stasis and movement, Montemayor reminds us that contrasts pave the way to equilibrium. The deft hand of the painter, like the conditioned body of an athlete, is driven by a primordial desire to move and to accomplish a goal, in order to reaffirm a sense of purpose.

Race will run until 29 October. For more information, please contact the gallery at +632 722-9205.

Ferdinand Montemayor (b. 1965) Studied Fine Arts (Painting) at the University of the Philippines-Diliman in 1990. He has held a numerous solo exhibitions in Manila and abroad; and has participated extensively in group exhibitions. In 2004, he was recipient of the Metrobank Foundation Award for Continuing Excellence and Services (ACES). Montemayor was recognized Most Outstanding Visual Artist of Antipolo in 1995. In 1994, he received the Thirteen Artist Award from the Cultural Center of the Philippines. He received the Grand Prize in the 9th Metrobank Foundation National Painting Competition in 1992. Montemayor is a member of the Salingpusa Collective since 1985.

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