Sneak Peek: Silverlens Gallery moves to a new home in January 2017

Here's a quick look at what to expect!

Artist rendering of new Silverlens Gallery

 

(SPOT.ph) Silverlens has been making waves in the contemporary art scene since 2004. Its initial aim was to provide a platform to showcase photographic works, but in 2008, the art initiative opened two distinct galleries, SLab and 20Square, to cater to non-photography exhibits.

 

It also introduced the idea of artist representation to the local art scene, initially working with five artists—Patricia Perez Eustaquio, Gary Ross Pastrana, Mariano Ching, Maria Taniguchi, and Carlos Celdran. Since then, most of Silverlens's full-time working artists focused on their creation and residency programs, while Silverlens takes care of all the other concerns such as collaborating with international galleries.

 

In 2012, all three galleries operated under the same name—Silverlens—as the brand opened a new branch in Singapore, specifically at the Gillman Barracks art belt. This allowed them to expand their program and establish deeper connections with more curators and collectors for the benefit of homegrown artists.

 

Artist renderings of new Silverlens Gallery

 

 

In September 2016, Silverlens closed the doors of its first home as a signal of bigger and better things to come. It is currently moving out of the YMC Building along Pasong Tamo Extension in Makati, and down the road into the Lapanday Center designed by architect Anna Sy. The 1,200-square meter warehouse used to be the former commissary of Pancake House. Target date of completion is November and they're hoping to open its doors in January 2017.

 

Artist renderings of new Silverlens Gallery

 

 

The new space has two floors. The top floor will house two exhibition spaces, two viewing rooms, an office, and a library. The ground floor, on the other hand, will have an art storage facility, artist's studios, and a pantry.

 

 

The new Silverlens Gallery is at Lapanday Center, 2263 Don Chino Roces Avenue Extension, Makati City. It opens in January 2017. For more information, visit Silverlens’s website.

 

All artist renderings by Anthropology Lighting Solutions.

 

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