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Exit Strategy

Chris Gillis, Zena Van den Block, Jef Meyer
with additional works by Filip Collin & Peter Aerts

27 April - 1 June 2024

Friday & Saturday 2 to 7 pm

and on appointment



Saturday 27 April 2024, 2 to 7 pm


Thursday 16 May 2024, 12 noon to 9 pm

Friday 17 May 2024, 12 noon to 6 pm

Saturday 18 May 2024, 12 noon to 6 pm

Sunday 19 May 2024, 12 noon to 6 pm

Exit Strategy is about how we always find a way to shift perspectives, to move from one project to the next.


In Chris Gillis' work, visual elements are taken out of their original context, recycled and deconstructed to ultimately form the foundation for a new story. She works with paper scraps, ready-made images, and textures from printmaking. Chris draws from a variety of sources. Aspects of biographical and everyday perception, elements from landscape and culture. These become intertwined with each other or are reduced to abstract areas of colour. All these sources undergo a recycling process. In a collage-like manner, reality is dismantled and reconstructed at will. The means have become the motif.


Zena Van den Block's work is a perfect match for Chris’s. It reflects her fascination with popular culture and the do-it-yourself ethos. She is drawn to seemingly banal aspects of everyday life that often go unnoticed. Her work spans multiple mediums, as she explores which materials best convey her underlying ideas. Zena incorporates jigsaw puzzles, commercial printed matter, building materials, and digital images amongst others. Photography is also often present in both the process and the final product of her work, but she approaches it as a medium similar to paint or clay. Her goal is to draw attention to the beauty in our everyday environment and expose absurd situations through humour.

Concrete is Jef Meyer’s material of choice. From smooth and silky to rugged and rough, and from mat to shiny and every gradation in between, every piece is stunningly unique. In Exit Strategy we present a selection of his more colourful works.

As usual, we present a number of older works, ranging from some rare silkscreens from the 1950s by Jo Delahaut, Pol Bury & Guy Vandenbranden to an early litho by Bruce Nauman (1971) and a series of gouaches by the same Guy Vandenbranden (1960 to 1980). We also include a sculpture by Peter Aerts and some neon works by Filip Collin.

Includes works by:


Peter Aerts, Nienke Baeckelandt, Pol Bury, Filip Cleynen, Filip Collin, Joe Colombo, Dimitrih Correa, Gilbert Decock, Jo Delahaut, Chris Gillis, Jef Meyer, Bruce Nauman, Lotte Van den Audenaeren, Zena Van den Block, Guy Vandenbranden, Victor Vasarely

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