Ilse D’Hollander with Lois Dodd, Christopher Colm Morrin, Jesse Murry, Heidrun Rathgeb, Peter Shear, Trevor Shimizu, Frank Walter.
Real Life brings together a group of eight artists of different generations and from different geographies who, like Ilse D’Hollander, use paint to engage with reality in its most porous and capacious sense. Pigment or picture, paint or illusion, poetic or mimetic, the artworks in this exhibition freely oscillate between representation and abstraction; the literal and the spiritual or transcendental. Alongside visionaries Jesse Murry and Frank Walter, who passed away in 1993 and 2009 respectively, Real Life shows the paintings (and some writing) of the very much alive artists Lois Dodd, Christopher Colm Morrin, Heidrun Rathgeb, Trevor Shimizu, and Peter Shear to connect D’Hollander to her international peers and a younger generation of artists through whose work we might embrace the unknown and discover Ilse.
25.02 - 26.03 in Gallery Sofie Van de Velde
Curated by Wells Fray-Smith