Visual artist Dr. Dennis “Sio” Montera of the College of Communication, Art, and Design opened his latest exhibition at the Qube Gallery, Crossroads Banilad, Cebu City this evening, February 5, 2020.

The exhibition, which runs until the first week of March, features works which, in the words of curator Ricky Francisco, “are inspired by the weathered and peeling paint surfaces of centuries-old buildings Montera admired in Taiwan, combined with working with constraints of his smaller studio while he was finishing his doctorate there.”

“Letting his creativity loose, he combines his reductive technique with his earlier additive techniques of building texture and using straight swathes, lines, and grids that have largely been absent in his work while he was in Taiwan, which gives many of the works in this exhibition a solidity and definiteness which were eschewed in his “second phase” works.”

After completing his Ph.D. in Creative Industries Design at the Institute of Creative Industry Design – National Cheng Kung University in Tainan, Taiwan last June 2019, Montera returned last semester to his home base at the University of the Philippines Cebu where he is a tenured professor.