MANILA – An art exhibit featuring the recent works of farmer-visual artist Jose “Sonny” Burgos III, the eldest son of press freedom icon Jose Burgos Jr., will be held at the Conspiracy Garden Café from January 15 to February 6, 2020.
Entitled "Pihit," the Filipino word for "turn", the exhibit will showcase Burgos’ collection of acrylic on paper and canvass.
“I have been a farmer since the mid-'90s but I kept on painting to somehow relieve me of the burdens a Filipino farmer has to endure to survive during these absurd times,” shared Burgos, who had his first exhibit in the late '80s.
Burgos shares his father’s passion in farming. He is also the brother of farmer-activist Jonas Burgos who remains missing after forcibly taken by alleged state forces 12 years ago.
"Pihit" is open to public with the opening reception scheduled at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 15. Regular show featuring singer-songwriter Noel Cabangon follows after the exhibit launch.