“The Trials” by Niccolo Cosme's “Resplendor: The Blinding Light”

By Randy Gener
“The Trials” (“Pagsubok”) by Niccolo Cosme
NEW YORK--- “The Trials” — (or “Pagsubok”) in which two men locked arm-to-arm with their backs against each other — glamorizes the strain and hardship of being thy brother’s keeper. [Niccolo] Cosme says it was inspired by St. Camillus de Lelis, the patron saint of the sick, as well as of people who provide health care. He dedicates “The Trials” to the brothers and priests of St. Camillus, those who have devoted their lives to people living with HIV and AIDS in the Philippines and around the world. “I am greatly inspired by the pain and the sorrow of Christian iconography,” Cosme says. [link]

Philippine Center: “Resplendor: The Blinding Light,” photographs by Niccolo Cosme (Ends September 7, 2012), 556 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan, NYC. Artist reception: Friday, August 31 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.