Half-Silvered | Anne Lilly & Karin Rosenthal

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

The Kniznick Gallery presents Anne Lilly and Karin Rosenthal in “Half-Silvered.” 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 coexists 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, while other works utilize touch to set them in motion. Rosenthal’s 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 subjects in the works. Each artist exploits the boundaries within their mediums — 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. Each work utilizes what is "half-visible" to suggest 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 Boston-based sculptor Anne Lilly, opening 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.

Saturday, December 15, 12-4 pm

Open Saturday 
Special gallery hours hosted by Karin Rosenthal

Tuesday, February 5, 5 - 8 pm

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

This exhibition is made possible thanks to the generous support of Rosalie & Jim Shane, the Marcus Arts Endowment, and the Rosenberg Arts Endowment.