photo credits: Danica O. Kus
photo credits: Danica O. Kus
photo credits: Danica O. Kus
photo credits: Danica O. Kus
photo credits: Danica O. Kus
photo credits: Danica O. Kus
photo credits: Danica O. Kus
photo credits: Danica O. Kus
photo credits: Joris Luyten
photo credits: Joris Luyten

Valerie Traan is proud to announce
by Sofie Lachaert & Luc d’Hanis
a unique solo exhibition by a subtle duo
14.02.2013 > 20.04.2013

Gallery Valerie Traan is representing the Gesamtwerk of Luc d’Hanis and Sofie Lachaert.
The joint work of this remarkable duo hardly needs an introduction. It has received numerous honors and
awards in Belgium as well as abroad.

Two wooden chairs put so close together that their legs have started to intertwine and merge, a padlock
with 7 keyholes, a candlestick flirting with Japanese erotic images, antique china plates with a hole for
your thumb like a painter’s palette, a silver dice that will give you a six each time you throw…

These are just a few examples. Everyday objects undergo a subtle metamorphosis at the hands of these
two creative accomplices. They get new, secret dimensions. Reality succumbs to imagination. We are
playfully and lightheartedly deceived, lured by enchanting stories, irresistible dreams, desires, beautiful illusions.

A CHANGE OF SCENERY brings together important autonomous work of this inseparable duo. The idea is to show some of their well known and less know objects in a new, refreshing way. The title of the exhibition is therefore both a reference to the typical way they themselves invent new contexts for everyday objects and the new mise-en-scène at Valerie Traan’s. Their power and subtle creativity are expressed both through their objects and through the exhibition concept.

SLLD – Sofie Lachaert and Luc d’Hanis have been working together for over twenty years. Their lives and work are inextricably intertwined. The concept of “shared” creativity runs like a thread through their work. Each project is a joint adventure, each product the result of a perfect symbiosis between designer Sofie Lachaert and artist Luc d’Hanis. In their objects, furniture as well as installations they simply ignore the boundaries between art, crafts and design. Their subtle interventions give everyday objects a new significance, an unexpected beauty. Creating fascinating delusions with a double bottom, shifting meaning and function.

valerie traan
objects & subjects

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