Opening on Wednesday, May 9, the gallery will present new paintings by Belgian artist Raoul de Keyser. The exhibition, entitled Come on, play it again, is the artist's first solo show at the gallery.
Raoul de Keyser's work has been shown internationally since the early 70's. It has received wider recognition since its inclusion in Documenta IX in 1992. A catalogue raisonné of the artist's paintings made between 1980 and 1999 was published last year as an accompaniment to a traveling retrospective, currently on view at the Renaissance Society in Chicago. Over the last decade, De Keyser's paintings were included in international group exhibitions such as: Trouble Spot. Painting (MuKHA, Antwerp, 1999); Unbound; Possibilities in Painting (Hayward Gallery, London, 1994); and Der zerbrochene Spiegel. Positionen zur Malerei (Kunsthalle, Vienna and Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, 1993).