I met up with Dan in late July to talk about his upcoming solo show. I brought lavender tea to set the mood. I get nice compliments from him every time. He is genuinely honest and appreciative. I don’t think I ever mentioned that to him!
It was business first with Dan, then back stories along the way. An hour meeting was not even possible. Three hours wasn’t enough either. It’s like going through a museum while listening to the tour guide. Every detail is vital and you wouldn’t want to be caught inattentive! So one of the most notable points of this meeting was when Dan showed me more or less seven pages of the exhibit perspectives he drafted by hand. Perspective drawings! God must have showered him extra patience. Whoever is curating and organizing his exhibition won’t get stressed out. I wish I took photos of those to feature here.
“A Place in the Sun” is a demonstration of how delicate Dan is. It’s a celebration of elements and discipline, substance and contrast. You will witness here the objects Dan used as subject on his paintings and details he carefully sourced and selected.
This is me surrounded by majestic paintings, crowd, and COCKTAIL FOOD!
Special mention and thanks to Joehan Roxas, Mary Elwin De Jesus, and Juert Asejo
Danilo Arriola, an academically trained painter and a chiaroscurist opened his solo show “A Place In The Sun” last Saturday, August 26th, 2017 at the ArtistSpace Gallery, Ayala Museum. Exhibit runs until September 6th, 2017.