Underground’s latest showcase echoes this advocacy. In So let’s sink another drink ‘cause it’ll give me time to think, which opened last December 10 and runs until January 1, 2017, young artists are brought to the spotlight together with more established artists. It’s a long list that includes collage artist Jel Suarez, taking cut-and-paste to a whole new level; Gab Ferrer, who showed her range with a pair of assemblages and an illustration; and Juan Alcazaren, who brought a pair of mirrors etched and lit up with the words “Yaya”, “Maid”, “Cook”, and “Driver”, aptly titled “Self-Effacing Mirror”.
So let’s sink another drink also includes Raena Abella, Jan Balquin, Gale Encarnacion, Beejay Esber, Nilo Ilarde, Pete Jimenez, Romeo Lee, Potti Lesaguis, Jacob Lindo, Jem Magbanua, Gene Paul Martin, Poch Naval, Lubin Nepomuceno, Jonathan Olazo, Veronica Pee, Michelle Perez, Juni Salvador, Jiddu San Jose, Jojo Serrano, Nicole Tee, Van Tuico, Oca Villamiel, Cris Villanueva, Miles Villanueva, Alvin Villaruel, Atsuko Magata, and Raj Zulueta. The group show is curated by Nilo Ilarde.