Academy Graduate Explores Female Characters and Culture
Vask Gallery in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Philippines is currently exhibiting Academy of Art University graduate Francesca Balaguer-Mercado’s photographic series, “Blame It on the Heat.” The collection is Francesca’s first series in the Philippines since completing her MFA degree at Academy of Art University’s School of Photography in San Francisco. This talented, young artist has already worked with noted photographers Elena Dorfman and David LaChapelle in Los Angeles. “Blame It on the Heat” consists of six images that explore female characters and culture in our country. The Academy graduate was inspired by female characters taken from the novel Dogeaters by Jessica Hagedorn, as well as narratives from her own colorful imagination. The exhibit will run through August 11, 2013.
Philippine Daily Inquirer - June 23rd