Stillness is the Noise

Exhibition Details

By Miguel Nacianceno, Sonny Thakur, Toto Labrador, Cru Camara, Carmen Del Prado, Floyd Jhocson, Jilson Tiu, Eloisa Lopez

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“A picture is worth a thousand words,” says an age-old proverb. A single photograph can create ripples that echo throughout history; a still image of even the mundane can elicit intense emotions. In Space Encounters Gallery’s Stillness is the Noise exhibit, more than a thousand words will be spoken as eight photographers come together to stage the gallery’s first photography show.

Stillness is the Noise explores the art of photography at its core—”its mood, its substance, its stillness,” says gallery co-owner Thor Balanon. “It’s a photography exhibition about how stillness doesn’t mean ‘quiet.’ There’s always something happening or stirring,” adds owner Wilmer Lopez.

This ambiguity is explored in the works of photographers who continue to push the envelope in their respective fields: Miguel Nacianceno, Sonny Thakur, and Toto Labrador are esteemed names in editorial, travel, and commercial photography; Cru Camara and Carmen Del Prado are shaking things up shooting lifestyle and nature; Floyd Jhocson is carving his own niche in fashion and portraiture; and Jilson Tiu and Eloisa Lopez are redefining photojournalism in this age of “Insta photography.”

Set in a pseudo-café, Stillness is the Noise allows viewers to peruse and appreciate each image in a more laid-back environment (with free-flowing coffee from The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf). Relates Balanon, “We think this is a rare opportunity to champion this form [of art] since only a few galleries put up photography exhibitions.”

Catch Stillness is the Noise starting February 19, 2019. This exhibit is in partnership withThe Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. Space Encounters Gallery is located at Unit 7D, 7/F Padilla Building, F. Ortigas Jr. Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City. The gallery is open from 10am to 6pm on weekdays, and 11am to 5pm on Saturdays by appointment.

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