Bert and Elly Verlinden-Kog are delighted to present Greet Van Autgaerden’s first solo show in the gallery.
Greet Van Autgaerden (b. 1974, lives and works in Mechelen) studied painting, drawing and music, and has shown her work in wide range of solo and group exhibitions both at home and abroad. In 2009, she won the Grand Prize for Drawing in Ronse and, in 2012, was awarded the Ernest Albert Grand Prize for Painting in Mechelen.
Van Autgaerden’s work mainly deals with the nature-culture problematic. From this perspective, she focuses on the territorial aspect of landscape and digs deeper, both literally and metaphorically, into its history and geological origins. Her work reflects our contemporary relationship to the landscape. The artist tests various ideas about this topic in public installations that, in turn, feed her sculptures, paintings and drawings. Because she prefers to paint on a large scale, we are led from merely viewing her work to engaging in an active experience of it. The crucial elements that lend the images their meaning, both in terms of form and content, are the point of view, on the one hand, and the tension between orientation and disorientation, on the other.
The White House Gallery participates in the art fair for the Leuvens Stamcelinstituut & the Navelstrengbloedbank with the following artists: Mathias Casaer, Caroline Coolen, Patrick Keulemans, Stefan Serneels, Greet Van Autgaerden, Lut Vanautgaerden en Yves Velter.
Location: Faculty Club, Groot Begijnhof 14, Louvain.
Opening hours: Saturday June 25 from 11 AM to 9 PM - Sunday June 26 from 11 AM to 5 PM.
Official opening with reception: Saturday June 25 at 7 PM.