Exhibition time: 27 04–26 05 2023
Venue: Meno Parkas Gallery (Rotušės a. 27, 44279 Kaunas, Lithuania)
We kindly invite you to the opening of the exhibition HOME by painter Eglė Ridikaitė, which will take place at 6pm, 27 April (Thursday) at the Meno Parkas Gallery (Rotušės a. 27, Kaunas).
Eglė Ridikaitė has spent recent years of her intensive and consistent creative work in the premises of the currently disused kindergarten in the former Vilnius Great Synagogue complex space (Vokiečių str. 13A, Vilnius). Artworks createad there and inspired by overlapping time periods and spaces will be placed on all three floors of the Meno Parkas Gallery.
Curator Laima Kreivytė:
"Archaeologists uncover cultural layers by digging deeper. Eglė brings them up literally and figuratively. Literally, because she records the finds like a scientist - accurately, precisely marking missing details, reproducing shapes and colours. She cuts out a life-size (1:1) stencil and sprays the spirit of the house with aerosol paints. She turns a negative into a positive, a void into a network of dots. And together with canvases of different sizes, she establishes a place of memory, which, although it has clear coordinates, is mutable and movable. Maybe flying - like a carpet or an enchanted cloud. You guess the name and it lands in the HOME."
Eglė Ridikaitė (b. 1966, Kupiškis) is one of the most outstanding Lithuanian painter of the middle generation. Her works are in the collections of the National Art Gallery and the Modern Art Centre, the Estonian Embassy, and private Lithuanian and foreign collections. She is the recipient of the Lithuanian Government Prize for Culture and Art (2018) and the Lithuanian National Prize for Culture and Art (2020).
The project is supported by the Lithuanian Council for Culture and Vilnius Academy of Arts.