Half-Silvered | Anne Lilly & Karin Rosenthal

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - Friday, February 15, 2019

Thursday, November 8, 5 - 8 pm | Anne Lilly Artist’s Talk & Opening Reception

Karin Rosenthal, Monolith. 1980

karin rosenthal, monolith, 1980.

The Kniznick Gallery is proud to present Half-Silvered | Anne Lilly & Karin Rosenthal. Both artists in the exhibition visually and conceptually explore the notion of fracturing through the lenses of water and mirrors. In their works, figures are fungible; subject to splitting, undulation, and disappearance, alluding to an interior space that openly co-exists with external realities.

Lilly’s kinetic sculptures, made of stainless steel, use precision to establish their own kinespheres of motion. The furniture in her work invites viewers to participate in looking, especially adjacent other people, while other works utilize touch to set them in motion. Rosenthal’s selection of photographs are careful compositions of figures distorted and disguised by their own idyllic surroundings.  

The physicalities and qualities of water and mirrors themselves become part of the subject in the works, as each artist exploits their mediums’ boundaries that either define or are defined by what they encounter. Rosenthal’s camera and Lilly’s kinetic design root the artists in their poetic intentions, despite the mechanics of their mediums, and each of the works utilize what is “half-visible” to allude to a more expansive and hidden content.




Thursday, November 8, 5 - 8 pm

Artist's Lecture with Anne Lilly / Opening Reception
Join us at 5 pm for a lecture with Anne Lilly, opening reception to follow

Tuesday, February 5, 5 - 8 pm

Artist's Lecture with Karin Rosenthal
Join us at 5 pm for a lecture with Karin Rosenthal, reception to follow

Tuesday, December 4, 12:30 - 2 pm: EQE with Annie Storr

Exercises for the Quiet Eye with Annie Storr
WSRC Scholar, art historian and museum educator, Annie Storr will lead art experiencing exercises through the Kniznick Gallery exhibition Half-Silverd | Anne Lilly & Karin Rosenthal. Storr developed Exercises for the Quiet Eye (EQE) to encourage patient reflection, appreciation, and an attempt to avoid the rush to understand, or determine a set interpretation for what we see.