Lydia Velasco and Lon De Cruz
28 May – June 12, 2021
Binhi, which is the vernacular word for seed, is the tandem exhibition of mother and daughter Lydia Velasco and Lon de Cruz, now on view at the Galerie Roberto. The title is symbolic in many ways, signifying the capacity for new life. As binhi is the fertilized, matured ovule of a flowering plant capable of germination, so does it allude to human life, the continuation of the next generation. As a verb, it is the action of sowing the land with seeds; or sowing the spirit with artistic fire. Thus, Binhi befits the phenomenon of an artistic dynasty such as that fostered by Lydia Velasco, now a septuagenarian but still actively engaged in the seeding of new life to her visual creations.