Wonder

June 18, 2012 § Leave a comment

Art encounter (Photo by Mark Tamea)

I HAD a busy weekend with two art show openings in two cities, with vastly different contexts and audiences.

The first was last Friday at The Hague with the ZomerExpo 2012 (Summer Exposition), the details of which (and photos) I would post in another blog. The second was the following day, June 16, Saturday noon at Bart Kunst in Huis, a gallery located in downtown Nijmegen. Four other artists were involved in the show called “Verzamelingen” (Dutch for “collection” or “accumulation”).

It’s great to see friends and colleagues in settings other than the four walls of the office, in birthday parties or the hospital ward, and this time the context is art. Last Saturday there were many: photographs, collages and drawings, installations and mixed media sculptures and assemblages–the last category covering my own work. I had five pieces in the show some of which are shown in photos here.

Amid the light talk, the mini-reunions and the rituals of  an art opening, one does wonder why we  pause to look at and appreciate art.

Perhaps part of the answer will be reflected in the banner photo I placed above– that of the girl staring at my work “Erys.” A daughter of a colleague (who is an accomplished artist of music, soundscapes and digital recordings), her photo captures the encounter that eloquently speaks of one of art’s effects: wonder.

My thanks to friends who came over for the opening, to Xera and Simone of Galerie Bart and the support of family.

For friends in the vicinity, Verzamelingen will run until 15 July and will close for the summer break until 13 August, to reopen again from 14 August to September 1 .

Have a nice summer solstice!

Bart show (Photo by Erika Rivera)

Concordia, on view at Bart Kunst in Huis (Photo by Erika RIvera)

Bailey

June 6, 2012 § Leave a comment

Detail of mixed media sculpture ‘Bailey,’ Photo by Xera Alberts/Bart Kunst in Huis

Here are some press photos of my work from Galerie Bart Kunst in Huis in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Bart is opening the themed exhibit “Verzamelingen” (Dutch for ‘Collection‘) on June 16, Saturday. Photographer Xera Alberts has made excellent photos of my work which I will post in this blog in the coming days.  Thanks Xera!

Looking forward to see friends and art lovers during the opening!

Mixed media sculpture ‘Bailey’ Photo by Xera Alberts/Bart Kunst in Huis

Bart Kunst

June 1, 2012 § 1 Comment

Digital invitation for ‘Verzamelingen’ at Bart Kunst in Huis

BART Kunst in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, will present starting on June 16 the group show “Verzamelingen,”(Dutch for ‘collection’ or ‘accumulation’). With that title as theme, I and four other artists will be showing our recent works ranging from drawings, photography, two-dimensional work, objects and sculptures. Accumulating materials, images or how the process of ‘collection’ triggers, affects or informs the creative process will be reflected in the works on show.

For Netherlands-based friends, visit Bart Kunst which specialises in contemporary art and provides a platform for young artists in the Netherlands. Photo above shows the digital invitation for this exhibit which will run from June 16 to September 8, with a summer break in mid-July to mid-August.

Enjoy the summer!

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