The exhibition carries the artist’s middle name, ’Silverstrand’, after a Swedish ancestor. Playing on names, characters, and veiled feelings, the exhibition covers the artistic journey of Anne Silverstrand Forest. It looks into histories and hierarchies. Strongly influenced by the Russian Orthodox iconography that she grew up with, sole figures with a distant gaze are portrayed against an equally enigmatic, space-less background. The characters in her mystical and naive yet colourful portraits are each given a name, granting their stoic expressions and hidden emotional worlds, a sense of identity.

The exhibition ‘Silverstrand’ will be accompanied by works of guests Marc Mulders in the Helen Frankenthaler Room and Anne Rose Regenboog.