2018 / ZWART HUIS
City in Reverse
solo window project
Zwart Huis, Rivoli Building #20, Chaussée de Waterloo 690, Brussels, Belgium
2018, July 14 - August 26
Vernissage Sa July 14, 3 - 6 pm
The Rivoli concrete colonnade from the seventies is in full transformation. Recent renovations and new galleries promise a new landscape. Karen Vermeren is developing in-situ window paintings in dialogue with this process for gallery Zwart Huis.
Mining holes are the reverse images of cityscapes. A vertical landscape. It forms the substratum of high-rise buildings, the grit of highways. Often we are unconscious of the city’s origins and rural birthplaces. Limestone’s are transformed into cement and concrete in the city. They transfer the fences of the geological landscape and pass constructions, ladders and webs to find new grids to nestle.