Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
In A Saturnian World (site)
September 25 — December 18, 2011
Opening reception: Sunday, Sep 25, 2011, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Renaissance Society
at the University of Chicago
5811 South Ellis Avenue, Room 418
Chicago, IL 60637
The Renaissance Society opens their 2011-2012 season with a Belgian-based multimedia artist, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven. This will be Van Kerckhoven’s first US solo museum exhibition.
[Born 1951,] Van Kerckhoven’s artistic output includes a diverse array of mediums including painting, drawing, collage, computer animation, installation, and zines. Van Kerkhoven synthesizes disparate visual and textual elements in her work. Her illustrational technique favors hard-edged flat planes in a neon RGB palette, with her most common imagery being drawn from pre-sexual revolution soft pornography. She appropriates text from a range of discourses, including philosophy, science, poetry, theology. Her work addresses metaphysical reflections on mind, body, universe, and perception.
The Renaissance Society will present four new bodies of work, including numerous new works on paper; an interactive computer animation; and a related series of computer generated prints. The new work will be supplemented with selections of work from throughout her career.