From left: "Window to the Cosmos" by Chati Coronel, "First Aid Made in China” by Norberto Roldan, and “Bottle" by Corinne de San Jose
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If you can’t go to the gallery, this art space in Makati will come to you

Want to buy art but the distance and the traffic prevent you from checking out what’s available? Here’s Silverlens’ solution. 
ANCX Staff | Dec 03 2019

“It’s our way to bring the gallery to audiences who are unable to come to the gallery,” says Isa Lorenzo, founder and co-owner of the 15-year old Silverlens Gallery. She is talking about “Spotlight,” an online initiative to sell works by artists that the gallery represents but this time through Instagram Stories. 

Beginning today, December 3, up to Friday, December 6, the gallery will be sharing select artworks on their social media platform @silverlensgalleries. Artworks that are labeled ‘Spotlight’ will be “available for immediate purchase.” 

Interested parties are encouraged to visit @silverlensgalleries and click on its Instagram stories. When you chance upon a work that caught your fancy, you can: a) send a direct message on Instagram b) email the gallery ([email protected]) or c) call Silverlens at (0917) 587 4011. A member of the gallery staff will be on hand to answer questions and assist with purchase. 

Today’s selections include artworks by the likes of Chati Coronel, Bernard Pacquing, Norberto Roldan, the Thai artist Mit Jai Inn, Gregory Halili, Dina Gadia, and Corinne de San Jose (who is opening a show in the gallery this weekend called 59.59). 


On Tuesday, 3 December, we will launch the first edition of ‘Silverlens Spotlight’. Artworks by the likes of Chati Coronel, Pow Martinez, and Wawi Navarroza can instantly be added to your collection! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here is how it works: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Every day from 3 – 6 December 2019, we’ll be sharing a selection of pieces on our Instagram stories. Stories with artworks bearing a ‘Spotlight’ logo are available for immediate purchase. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When you see a piece you like, you can: - send a direct message on Instagram - email us at [email protected] - or call us at (0917) 587 4011 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We will answer all of your questions and assist you with your purchase. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Artworks can be viewed on our Instagram Highlights and will be available for purchase until Sunday, 15 December 2019. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #Spotlight #ArtPH #ChatiCoronel #WawiNavarroza #PowMartinez #Art #Artwork #ContemporaryArt #Philippines

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Lorenzo says the effort is really for art audiences who have found it difficult to visit the gallery—like clients from out of the country or people who would rather just buy online than deal with Manila’s traffic. It will be a seasonal sale, adds the gallerist: this one is for the holidays and the next one will be during the Art Fair in February. This maiden Spotlight features a selection of new and “not so old pieces”—meaning not seen before or works that are worth looking at again. 

After today, the artworks can be viewed on the gallery’s Instagram Highlights and will be available for purchase until Sunday, December 15.