EVENT #: 54757
"Through a steady succession of solo exhibitions, Gerry Joquico, Jr. has been unfolding a relentless narrative of universal humanity. The enduring protagonist has ever been a single, solitary woman through whose being the artist courses all the myriad emotions, feelings, and thoughts that serve as a mirror of man’s existence.
His current solo show is titled “Denouement,” a French word that literally means the action of untying, from a verb meaning “to untie.” Thus, the artist strives to untie the many strands of his narrative a visual depiction and discourse, which conveys to the viewer a psychic distress and an almost palpable sense of physical desolation. He has evolved his woman persona into a mannequin: a lifeless embodiment of womanhood, always caught in a desolate space, an enclosure of silence and shadows.
Appropriately, denouement is “the final part of a play, movie or narrative in which the strands of the plot are drawn together and matters are explained or resolved.” But Joquico, as a weaver of metaphorical tales, shows…but does not tell. The viewer is tantalized into participating in his narrative, and thereby, is caught in the web of Joquico’s mystery tale, ultimately discovering his own unique and personal denouement." — Cid Reyes