Ann Van Hoey
PLIS, SOUFFLE, SILENCE – Folds, breath, silence
4 September – 4 November 2021
Opening Saturday 4 September 2021 from 6 pm, in presence of the artist.
For this second solo show at the gallery, the Belgian artist Ann Van Hoey continues on her quest for a resolutely pared-down style that brings her closer to design. She is however moving on from the lacquered finishes for which she is famous, choosing instead to use matt engobes she discovered while in Taiwan, which give rise to a new range of colours emphasizing the purity of lines even further. A bilingual catalogue accompanies the exhibition.
“Ceramics, design, sculpture… categories open up, fuse and fulfil one another at the core of a process that we will personally put under the aegis of poetry, preferably Stéphane Mallarmé’s. His enterprise of word rarefaction is answered by the form reduction undertaken by Ann Van Hoey, whose objects, like the symbolist poet’s words, shine with the brightness of rare, mysterious and perfect things, where void and solid embrace each other at their height.”
Manuel Jover, journalist, art critic, extract from the exhibition catalogue.