Sunday, May 09, 2004

Charlie Co on our front desk

To decorate our reception area, the Managing Partner of our fledgling firm Guerrero Aceron & Avila just recently wasted 4,500 bucks on a multimedia graphic image of a waterfalls (complete with moving waters, chirping bird sounds and clouds being blown away!). I threatened to end the partnership if the picture didn't go soon. To find a suitable replacement, I then went to SM Megamall Galleria Duemila which is running an exhibit of the works of Bacolod Artist Charlie Co. Having viewed the exhibit, I remembered what NVM Gonzalez used to say: there is genius in the Filipino race. Charlie Co's material is world class. Alice Guillermo has a review of the show which appears in Today Newspaper. The online copy is found here. The moment I saw the above image, entitled "A Clown and the Three Puppets", I knew it was the painting that should meet our clients on the front desk. Hear No Evil. Speak No Evil. See No Evil. Pure lawyerly stuff -- half serious, half comic. He he he. And it has three clowns too. Just like the three partners and the three associates. A bit self-deprecating, but definitely better than the waterfalls.

(The above image was taken from the Galleria Duemila website.)

Other works of Charlie Co are found here.

His bio appears here.

Another review of his works appears here.