Opening Wednesday, February 12th, from 6PM - 7:30PM
Solveig Øvstebø will lead an informal tour of Silke Otto-Knapp’s solo exhibition, ‘In the waiting room.’
This is a particularly special evening, as it is Øvstebø’s final tour in her capacity as Executive Director and Chief Curator at the Renaissance Society. Please join us!
‘In the waiting room’ presents a group of new large-scale paintings by Silke Otto-Knapp, situated within an arrangement of free-standing custom display structures to form a kind of multidimensional stage set within the gallery. Otto-Knapp’s paintings carry a certain enigmatic quality, the seeming simplicity of the reduced compositions belied by their layered, diaphanous surfaces and a powerful sense of atmosphere. Hovering between figuration and abstraction, they deal in intimation more than narrative, hinting at scenarios with their own strange, choreographed logic without ever charting the steps.
Please RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/walk-through-silke-otto-knapp-in-the-waiting-room-registration-88505910561