Due to Covid-19 this exhibition is already closed.

‘Highlighting Skin’ Michael Kirkham & Ina van Zyl

De Ketelfactory Schiedam
until 5 April 2020

An encounter between light and skin: this is how one might describe the paintings of Ina van Zyl and Michael Kirkham. For both artists, the skin signifies the fine line between the inner and the outer – it is vulnerable, battered and occasionally it reflects the light. The lives of the figures in Kirkham and Van Zyl’s paintings take place mainly beneath the skin.

In the Highlighting Skin exhibition, the works are brought together in one space. The starting point is Ernst van Alphen’s essay by the same title. Van Alphen also selected the works in the exhibition.

The double exhibition is the result of a collaboration between Galerie Onrust, Galerie Gerhard Hofland and De Ketelfactory. The idea has come from Boudi Eskens of Galerie Onrust, Amsterdam. The exhibition is accompanied by the publication Highlighting Skin, containing images of the displayed works and the essay by Ernst van Alphen. The publication will be available in Dutch as well as in English.