STONES, STICKS and SAND
7 May - 26 June 2021
Through My Eyes
Benny Van den Meulengracht-Vrancx
12 March - 17 April 2021
'Through My Eyes' presents literal visual expressions of a number of collective sentiments experienced in the past year. At the same time it touches on some disfunctions in society that already lingered, but came out in the open loud and clear.
Welcome to 'Through My Eyes'! This is not the umpteenth the-show-must-go-on-presentation. This exhibition exposes itself as immersed in the events that relatively speaking took place the past one and a half year. It breaths the collective trauma’s we’ve experienced as a society during this health crisis, as well as the desires and aspirations we yearn for ever since. At the same time you find an ensemble of works that came about in a very personal and intuitive way. It doesn’t want to impose us anything. Nothing in 'Through My Eyes' is in your face. This debris of "the rollercoaster" that dragged the artist "from one feeling to another", presents itself humble and quiet in the first place. The lion’s share of these works dress themselves in sober black, white and grey colors, accordingly with this era.
TEXT: Ive Stevenheydens, March 2021 (click here for the full text)