Welcome to the Space Encounters Gallery
The Space Encounters Gallery is an organic offshoot from interior design firm and mid-century modern furniture brand Space Encounters.
Space Encounters Gallery aims to promote a community that embraces reciprocity of ideas and art appreciation in a welcoming environment. Expect more exhibits and events that put the ingenuity of Filipino artistry at the forefront.
The concept for this new, must-visit space was inspired by the local brand’s latest collection, “The New Romantics,” which brings to the spotlight classical pieces mixed with mid-century modern and industrial elements.
The Gallery is set in a 124-square meter area that was originally intended as an extension of the Space Encounters furniture showroom. It features vignettes of mid-century modern furniture, vintage items, and art in its various forms—a study on how accessible, versatile, and fun art should be.
Each ensemble is carefully curated to showcase how each decorative element—when taken as a whole—can create a space that’s inviting and functional; even the hallway leading to the Gallery offers snippets of art and furniture that co-exist to create an intimate and inviting ambiance.
April 24, 2019 6 pm
Sherwin C. Tan’s solo show titled Night and Day explores the two faces of reality: light and darkness. While it’s easy to dismiss his works as charming and innocent, Tan’s art is not all peachy. Dark, somber tones deliberately contrast with bright, happy colors in the two series of artworks showcased by Tan. “I am not focused only on the sunny side of life…Darkness is a real part of our journey,” he says. Tan, who has had a number of solo and group exhibits here and abroad, breaks all that tension with a positive perspective—like finding a silver lining amid the chaos. “You will see hope in each dark painting that I do,” he adds.
Meanwhile, Sleepwalkers delve into the realm between waking and dreaming. The group show features contemporary abstract artists Marlon Magbanua, Josep Pascual, Jayson Muring, and Michael Pastorizo. Magbanua’s works tackle the existential, and asks “the question of where one originates from and how it defines man’s propensity to coexist and connect with those around him on a level beyond physical.” Pascual plays with the idiosyncrasies of emotions, as Muring pulls inspiration from childhood memories spent in bucolic Marinduque. Meanwhile, Pastorizo journeys into the world of reveries using florals and geometry as symbolisms.
As disparate as these two exhibits may seem, surreal and ethereal elements tie all these artists together. Gallery owners Thor Balanon and Wilmer Lopez sum up what guests can expect: “We’re excited to see Tan’s works interacting with this new crop of abstractionists. We want to create a very dreamlike atmosphere in these shows.”
Night & DaySherwin C. Tan View Exhibition
Brut SaladKris Abrigo View Exhibition
Slumber PartyNonie Meimban View Exhibition
PlateraSoleil Ignacio View Exhibition
Stillness is the NoiseMiguel Nacianceno, Sonny Thakur, Toto Labrador, Cru Camara, Carmen Del Prado, Floyd Jhocson, Jilson Tiu, Eloisa Lopez View Exhibition
Everything’s a BlurNorlie Meimban View Exhibition
Slowly SurelyFitz Herrera View Exhibition
Zweet SixteenCarlo Vergara, Rene Cuvos, JC Penaflorida, Merlito Gepte, Buen Abrigo, Burn Aquino, Irish Galon, Amos Malayao, Teofilo Alagao Jr., Norlito Meimban View Exhibition
HatakAmos Malagao, Teofilo Alayao Jr, View Exhibition
Wild OrchidsChristina Dy View Exhibition
ImpermanenceHersley Casero View Exhibition
A Little Room in Your HeartJay Ragma View Exhibition
Events & Programs
Art in the Park (2019)
March 17, 2019 10:00 amView Event
2018 in Philippine art (Feature)December 31, 2018 5:00 pm
25 Best Arts and Culture Moments of 2018 FeatureDecember 28, 2018 5:00 pm