Current exhibition

08 In Between

04 04 > 04 07 2020
Loes Schepens

Man finds itself in the midst of a rapid change in the natural environment. As humans, we know the rock-solid effect of nature on our bodies and minds. Being surrounded by nature gives us security, happiness, calmness and freedom. At the same time nature also reflects transience and change for us. Because of the changes that occur in nature, people get changing sensory experiences.

The (wall) sculptures that Schepens makes, using purely natural materials, convey these sensory experiences. They are not directly recognizable forms; they are amorphous, abstract, seemingly simple. The works can be traced back to natural environments, animals, plants and their structures. With these objects, Schepens wants to slow down the detachment that we experience with nature. They make us aware of references that we ourselves experience on a walk by the sea or in the woods.

The materials used by Schepens are an important part of the sensory experience. The tactility they radiate feeds the feeling that you want to touch the objects. At the same time, the labour-intensive creative process is also a first step towards awareness, deepening and appreciation.

 

Expected exhibition

09 A Spark of Joy

18 07 > 03 10 2020
Ilse Pierard | Gabi Rets

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 oval shape are an ode to the cell. The artist’s concern is to represent the timeless aesthetic harmony and beauty of an existential truth with a simple yet intense distillate of her own artistic material and language.
In her working process she explores a wide range of everyday handicraft paper and wrapping material: transparent paper, silk paper as well as craft paper, metal foil or cellophane sheet. Accepting wear marks alongside the edges and corners – traces of use and handling – the artist emphasizes their fragility and liveliness.

 

Gabi Rets plays with everyday paper. Torn and glued newspapers form airy line constructions that cast their own shadow. Packaging and cardboard, stamped and cut, work like enlarged clichés. Together, all elements form an expanding visual vocabulary, with which Rets assembles her figurative visual stories. Depending on space or theme, the variable parts are differently combined, sometimes literally and figuratively in several layers.

Gabi Rets has made two new series for the gallery space, holders and beholders, in which color plays a role in addition to material and structure. While the attuned hues of the beholders subtly hint at the shadow as theme, the material colors black, white, gray and brown of the holders refer to their own symbolic value.

 

Archive

 07 Verbeelde Natuur

07 Imaginary nature in paper

07 Imaginary nature in paper 18 01 > 28 03 2020 Alice Bakker, Loes Schepens, Mark de Weijer As a sculptor Alice Bakker (nl) works with various materials such as steel, copper, silver and paper. She is inspired by movements in flowing water or the capricious network of mosses or tree branches and the fibre…

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05 Source Wonder World

In her work she is always looking for diversity. Inspired by a 15 year stay in Malawi, Zimbabwe and Tanzania, where Miriam L’Herminez was touched by the confrontation with the difference in cultures, language and emotion.

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Ina en Mathilde paperwork

04 Moved Lines

Mathilde van Wijnen is a visual and musical artist. With cello and viola da gamba she interprets the work of others, her imagined interpretations of nature are entirely her own. There are many similarities between music and the art that Van Wijnen creates.

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03 Paper Facets

In alternation with Danièle’s collages, new work by Loes Schepens is shown. Handmade wall objects, large and small, represent a completely different world, inspired by nature, containing both stillness and movement.

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01 We are open

Lots of art and design products made of paper, such as the vegan waterproof bags by Claudia Santiago Areal, hand-bound photo and notebooks by bookbinder Corina de Vette (Prien/Rotterdam) and a special table by Cellutex.

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