Enjoy and Take Care
Tim Van Laere Gallery, 2020
In March 2020 life as we knew it had been put on hold. The outbreak of the global pandemic caused by the virus COVID-19 forced countries all over the world to come up with new strategies to prevent the disease from spreading. This resulted in lockdowns, the closure of all international borders and social distancing. In line with the restrictions decided by the government, Tim Van Laere Gallery closed the gallery for the first time since its foundation in 1997 for over a month time to the public. After this period of time the gallery felt it was important to celebrate life and art again and
decided to put together a group show that included most of the artists of the gallery.
Even though travel restrictions are still in play, the group show was a way to bring the artists together again through their works and reconnect to one another. The title of the show ‘Enjoy and Take Care!’ enhances this feeling of celebration, solidarity and togetherness.