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Exhibition Walk-through

In the waiting room

Silke Otto-Knapp, Formation, 2019.

  • Silke Otto-Knapp, Formation, 2019.

  • Thu, Feb 13, 2020
    6pm

    Solveig Øvstebø, the Renaissance Society’s Executive Director and Chief Curator, leads an informal tour of Silke Otto-Knapp’s solo exhibition, In the waiting room.

    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.

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