Exhibition

20 Plant Fever

16 11 2022 > 04 02 2023
Loes Schepens

In recent years, Loes Schepens has started to make more art (again) from native Dutch plants. The fever toward using purely natural materials has flared up, so to speak. Perhaps it has to do with the awareness we are seeing lately about the importance of nature. Schepens saw that importance earlier, by the way, but it gets an extra layer of understanding this way. Her chosen materials such as flax or evening primrose are a source of research and stories. For example, flax has a tremendous history in the linen industry and evening primrose has medicinal properties. Two different starting points leading to different works. These can be seen, along with several works with other plants in the exhibition “Plant Fever”.

Archive

17 Testing Ground

Marieke van Mieghem and Loes Schepens work with natural materials and conduct endless experiments with them before creating the unique piece. This research leads to insight and further choices. For the last 2 years they have been working with flax and vegetable dyeing it with madder, indigo, chestnut, alder and walnut.

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15 Stil lives | Kosmos

Based on black and white sketches, Annelies Morris makes collages of paper from her own collection, sometimes handmade with frayed edges. She also sketches with thread via embroidery with the sewing machine. Loes Schepens makes wall sculptures form her own grown flax.

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14 Flax | Paper

The unique fabrics, objects and artworks in this exhibition are made with infinite care for the material. Flax is on a new rise and a number of varieties have been cultivated on Dutch soil in recent years, including the linen project* in the eastern part of the country.
The Hague-based artist Steef Muller works primarily with used packaging paper for his work.

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13 Desire for the open, time disappears

As pioneers in the 1970s, Peter Gentenaar and Pat Torley explored every way to make art with their own handmade paper. Each developed a unique technique. Peter’s work became entirely three-dimensional after years of experimentation, and Pat’s work culminated in paintings made from paper pulp.

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12 SPECIMENS | Forgotten Seeds

12 SPECIMENS | Forgotten Seeds 25 04 > 10 07 2021 Marlies Lageweg, Loes Schepens SPECIMENS For the ongoing project SPECIMENS, visual artist Marlies Lageweg focuses on Naturalis’ “economic plant and seed archive”, a library of materials from colonial history assembled by Dutch researchers and trading companies that helped open up the colonies. SPECIMENS reflects…

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11 Collages In the windows

The Collage Spring exhibition with colorful collages created by several artists: Frances van Gool, Marte Haverkamp, Caroline Ellerbeck and Danièle Knirim. Themes are nature, architecture, everyday objects and people.

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Zwevende Waarnemingen

10 Floating Observations

10 Floating Observations 17 10 20 > 05 01 21 H.E.R.B.S. Paper | Danièle Knirim H.E.R.B.S. Paper, a project by FANT, Studio Nienke Hoogvliet and Loes Schepens After a long research, Studio Nienke Hoogvliet discovered that herbs used as textile dye can have a positive effect on our health. But the dyeing process produces waste…

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Ilse Pierard Gabi Rets

09 A Spark of Joy

09 A Spark of Joy 18 07 > 03 10 2020 Ilse Pierard | Gabi Rets How complex is the core of life, how complex its representation? In her artistic paper works llse Pierard focusses on the abstracted form of a cell, the basic and the smallest unit of life. Her intriguing and fragile paper works in their reduced…

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