Rute Merk’s solo exhibition ‘Стрілецька’ at WT Foundation in Kyiv

June 1, 2021
Author Echo Gone Wrong

WT Foundation presents ‘Стрілецька’ a solo exhibition of new paintings by Rute Merk opening June 4th.

“Identification conflicts with the contemporary objects refracting into apparently infinite copies. Touching the Real is presently inconceivable. With this in mind, Rute Merk’s suite of paintings in “Стрілецька” is an ontological call to action. One sees ungrounded representations of ergonomic seating, Kendall Jenner’s doberman, and chimerical depictions of long, shiny hair. Her ensemble of deities and artifacts are gathered here to present the viewer with a reclusive feminine exaltation. These hyperimages supersede the particular and settle into the same sort of non-space occupied by the digital.” – Reilly Davidson

Rute Merk (b. 1991, Lithuania; lives and works in Berlin) received her BA in Painting from Vilnius Academy of Arts in 2013, and is acquiring her painting diploma at Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich. Solo exhibitions: Downs & Ross, New York; Gallery Vacancy, Shanghai; Vent Gallery, Vienna; Editorial, Vilnius. Selected group exhibitions: Kunstverein Munchen, Munich; Marburger Kunstverein, Marburg; Rupert, Vilnius; Contemporary Art Centre (CAC) Vilnius, Vilnius; 427 Gallery, Riga; Vartai Gallery, Vilnius; Art Hall, Talinn; Tate, Liverpool; Malmö Konsthall, Malmö.

Location: WT Foundation, улиця Стрілецька, 4-6, Київ, 02000
Duration: June 04 – August 01, 2021