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The Cultural Center of the Philippines is proud to present its last venue grant exhibition for the year, The Horizon of Expectations, by Samantha Feleo on November 28, Thursday, 6pm, at the CCP’s Bulwagang Fernando Amorsolo (Small Gallery) and 4th floor Atrium. The exhibition is primarily composed of a series of hybrid sculptures made out of fired stoneware and artificially grown crystals. The works are a reflection of the artist’s phenomenological experience of time and sp ace and the representation of an expansive and imaginative universe through the creation of dynamic and ever-changing work. Writer Stephanie Frondoso expounds, “Feleo’s decision to work with crystals as a medium to explore the sublime is based on her observation that their sparkling beauty inspires awe but their hostile shapes also trigger fear. Each crystal is a hybrid piece: first a tiny ceramic sculpture is fired in a kiln and then prepared as substrata in crystalline-forming baths. Time and care are needed to produce well-structured crystals, whose growth is affected by conditions such as air temperature and amount of space. The resulting crystal formations are partly controlled and partly imaginative, and are not strictly biologically-derived. The core, spherical in shape, is the symbol of life. Its evolution to sputnik form manifests the potential of stored energy.” Samantha Feleo (b.1988) is currently finishing her Master of Fine Arts at the University of the Philippines, Diliman. She received her Master in Art Theory and Criticism in 2013, and her Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Painting, in 2008, both from the same university. A Cum Laude graduate and a consistent college scholar, Feleo received the Best Thesis Award from the UP College of Fine Arts in 2008. She was a Semi-Finalist in the painting category of the Metrobank Awards for Design and Excellence in 2009. She had her first solo exhibition in 2016 at Archivo 1984 Gallery. The said exhibit opens on November 28, and runs until February 9, 2020. Exhibit viewing hours are Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm. Hours are extended until 10pm on days with evening performances at the CCP Main Theater. For more information, contact the Visual Arts and Museum Division, Production and Exhibition Department at (632) 8832-1125 loc. 1504/1505 and (632) 8832-3702, mobile (0917-6033809), email ( or visit

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