University of Chicago
5811 S. Ellis Ave.
Cobb Hall, 4th fl.
Chicago, IL, 60637
Associate Curator Karsten Lund leads an informal tour 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 a patterned arrangement of free-standing structures to form a kind of multidimensional stage set within the gallery.
Image: Silke Otto-Knapp, Schatten Theater (Detail), 2017, Courtesy of the Artist and Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver.