Francesca Balaguer-Mercado presents Curious Comfort, a collection of new works at the Avellana Art Gallery this September 28 to November 16, 2013.
Balaguer-Mercado will show a series of photographs inspired by personal life-altering events since returning to Manila in 2011.
Her images represent experiences with loved ones, and her physical and emotional states during those trying times.
Balaguer-Mercado’s series comprises ten images, all created with the underlying belief that something beautiful can come from an otherwise arduous situation.
The images vary in size, representing the scale of emotions felt by the artist, from large and assaulting to small and intimate.
Balaguer-Mercado graduated with honors from the University of the Philippines, Diliman with a degree in Film and Audio Visual Communications. She later moved to the US and pursued further studies, earning an MFA degree in Photography at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
Her experiences and apprenticeships abroad have shaped her extremely hands-on process, resulting in a unique style of visual storytelling.
Opening reception is on September 28, 2013, 6 PM at the Avellana Art Gallery, 2680 F.B. Harrison Street, Pasay City.
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