Russia - Vladivostok - Artetage - Gery De Smet - See Something? Say Something!16/05/2011
Gery De Smet
See something? Say something!
1 June - 30 June 2011
The work of Flemish painter Gery De Smet is situated in a twilight zone in which official historiography and personal memory, but also authenticity and clichés, form a remarkable symbiosis. His paintings balance on a knife's edge: poetry and propaganda, mysticism and mystification, romance and rhetoric are constantly interacting.
In addition to his main discipline he also works in other media including installations, videos, happenings, multiples and graphics - often in combination with text. In spite of these side activities, he remains first and foremost a painter.
In Artetage, the Museum of Modern Art in Vladivostok, the second part of See something? Say something! (the first part was in the Katzen Center, Washington DC) will focus on the visualisation of the textual part of his work. This is the first solo exhibition of Gery De Smet in Russia. It will be accompanied by the recent survey book of his work with the same title.
Image: © Gery De Smet
More information: www.gerydesmet.tk