08 Desire for the open, time disappears – Postponed

Peter Gentenaar, Pat Torley

Peter Gentenaar, Pat Torley

As pioneers, in the early 1970’s, Peter Gentenaar and Pat Torley immersed themselves in every possibility for making art using their own handmade paper. Each of them gradually found their way to a special technique of their own, Peter going totally 3-dimensional and Pat, flat, painting with pulp.

Peter’s sculptures are constructed using shapes borrowed directly from the plant world. He starts flat, on a vacuum table, building the frame of the piece. He may imitate the spine structure of a leaf, or use more basic forms. These show the baroque work of the shrinking force in a more expressive way. To make his own paper pulp, he developed a pulp mill.After beating linen to a pulp, he is ready to pour it on the vacuum table.  Bold colours added as pigments to the fibers during the last phase of the beating, accentuate the fantastic sculptural forms as does colouring the bamboo framework. The pigments can bleed into the pulp, marbling the sculpture surface.

Pat began in fiber arts, with weaving. Peter’s “paper fever” infected her though and she started incorporating paper pulp in her pieces. Eventually the paper took over when she invented a new technique of working only with paper fibers, to build up layers of many different types of very watery pulp, on a vacuum table, starting at the front of the painting and working to the back. The final image is only revealed when the painting is finished and can be turned around. Often her inspiration comes from small corners in their garden, sensitive, intimate keys to the beauty of all nature.

Current exposition

07 Imaginary nature in paper

18 01 > 28 03 2020

Alice Bakker, Loes Schepens, Mark de Weijer

07 Verbeelde Natuur

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 of the paper. Her work is the result of research in paper into structures and forms that arise through growth and movement. By cutting away forms, spatial structures are created through which the light falls and the environment becomes part of her work.

In the surrounding nature we experience both rapid change and transience. Visual artist Loes Schepens (nl) makes tactile (wall) sculptures of purely natural materials that can refer to our sensory experiences on a walk by the sea or in the woods. Her abstract works, apparently simple, can be traced back to the world of animals and plants and their structures. Her touchable objects make us aware of our – sometimes outlandish – relationship with nature and invite us to slow down and remain still.

As a visual artist and paper maker, the work of Mark de Weijer (nl) is the result of an interaction between material and images of the Dutch landscape. During his work travels through China and Japan he was touched by the intense experience of nature in the traditional painted landscapes. Based on this relationship and the possibility of combining paper as a natural material with a representation of that nature, de Weijer is looking for a new image of the ancient polder landscape.

Opening 18 January 2020, 16:00 hours
Exhibition 18 January > 28 March 2020


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