New York City, New York (PressExposure) July 14, 2009 -- The figurative and surreal works of Filipina visual artist Maria Pureza EscaÃ±o trailblazes the "Sacredness of Life" collective exhibit to be held on July 17- August 4, 2009 at the FPOP Building, New Manila, Quezon City, Philippines.
Geared towards upholding life's sanctity, Sacredness of Life's features three of the noted surrealist's latest works - "Sunchild", "Madonna of the Lake" and "Madre dei desideri."
The exhibit also showcases the paintings and installation art of veteran movie and stage actor Ernie Garcia and the works of talented emerging artists Julius Legaspi, Antonio Pelobello and Mian Sta. Cruz (photography). The works of Nannetterose Yatco, Lorenz Yatco (photography) and Rolando Talag will also be exhibited during the show.
EscaÃ±o's art achieved phenomenal reknown in the international art market after her two highly successful shows at New York's Ico Gallery in March and April 2009.
Sacredness of Life was organized by the Family Planning Organization of the Philippines. Part of the proceeds of the exhibit will go to the organization and to UNICEF.
Maria Pureza EscaÃ±o is represented by Ico Gallery (New York), Dekada Arts - Philippines, Sining Kamalig Gallery and ARTASIA.