Artist Talk: Silke Otto-Knapp

Saturday, Jan 11, 2020 6 – 7 pm

University of Chicago
5811 S. Ellis Ave.
Cobb Hall, 4th fl.
Chicago, IL, 60637

During the opening reception: January 11, 7-8pm

Please join us to celebrate the opening of Silke Otto-Knapp’s solo exhibition, In the waiting room.

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. In the waiting room brings together a new group of large-scale works, situated in an arrangement of free-standing structures to form a kind of multidimensional stage set within the gallery.

ARTIST TALK: Otto-Knapp discusses her work in conversation with the exhibition’s curator, Solveig Øvstebø, at 6pm.


Image: Silke Otto-Knapp, Screen (Trees), 2019. Courtesy of the Artist.