‘Highlighting Skin’ Michael Kirkham & Ina van Zyl

De Ketelfactory Schiedam
18 January – 5 April 2020

Opening Saturday January 18th, 3 – 6 pm

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.

Distillation Reflections – Sunday March 8th, 2020
An inspiring program in collaboration with, among others, Ernst van Alphen and Rory Pilgrim. Kim Everdine Zeegers will create video portraits of the artists. More information about the programme can be found on the website of De Ketelfactory.


DepARTment Store. 75 jaar beeldende kunst in Heerlen

Collection Exhibition SCHUNCK
13 October 2019 – 15 March 2020
Bongerd 18
6411 JM Heerlen


Work by, among others, Karel Appel, Armando, Maria Barnas, Eugene Brands, Charlotte Dumas, Marlene Dumas, Hadassah Emmerich, Romy Finke, Daan van Golden, Christie van der Haak, Aad de Haas, JCJ Vanderheijden, Natasja Kensmil, Ger Lataster, Erik van Lieshout, Lotte van Lieshout, Lucebert, Rik Meijers, Moniker, Femmy Otten, Funda Gül Özcan, Thomas Raat, Tanja Ritterbex, Jan Roeland, Sarah van Sonsbeeck, Clary Stolte, Johan Tahon, Shinkichi Tajiri, Luc Tuymans, Carel Visser, Ina van Zyl.