Solo exhibition 'Sprites' by Rutene Merk at Downs & Ross gallery, New York

April 29, 2019
Author Echo Gone Wrong

Rutene Merk, Kamea, 2019. Oil on canvas, 69 × 58.6 inches / 175 × 149 cm

Rutene Merk. Sprites

Apr 28 – Jun 02, 2019


noun: sprite; plural noun: sprites

1) an elf or fairy.
synonyms: fairy, elf, pixie, imp, brownie, puck, peri, goblin, hobgoblin, kelpie, leprechaun, dryad, sylph, naiad; literary faerie, fay; rare hob, nix, nixie, elfin

2) a computer graphic which may be moved on-screen and otherwise manipulated as a single entity.

3) a faint flash, typically red, sometimes emitted in the upper atmosphere over a thunderstorm owing to the collision of high-energy electrons with air molecules.

Middle English: alteration of sprit, a contraction of spirit

Rutene Merk (b. 1991, Vilnius; lives and works in Munich) received her arts education at Akademie der bildenden Künste, Munich; Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh; and the Vilnius Art Academy, Vilnius. Exhibitions: Marburger Kunstverein, Marburg (upcoming); Kunstverein München, Munich; Rupert, Vilnius; Vent Gallery, Vienna; Editorial, Vilnius; CAC Vilnius; 427 Gallery, Riga; Vartai Gallery, Vilnius; Art Hall Tallinn, Talinn; Malmö Konsthall, Malmö.

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