Various Dutch galleries are present during New York Arts Week – New York City

March 6th, 2013 by

Marijke van Warmerdam, Eyecatcher, light sculpture, 2011, courtesy of Galerie van Gelder and the artist

March 7-10, 2012

During New York Arts Week, various Dutch galleries will show work by Dutch and international artists at The Armory Show, VOLTA, Independent, and Scope, including: Galerie van Gelder, GRIMM, Galerie Ron Mandos, Mireille Mosler Ltd., Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Upstream Gallery, Bob van Orsouw, Frederieke Taylor Gallery, Wilfried Lentz, Amstel Gallery, Andenken Gallery / Kallenbach Gallery, Witzenhausen Gallery.

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Ron Mandos Gallery presents Rik Smits and Levi van Veluw a.o. at The Armory Show 2012 – New York City

March 8th, 2012 by

Levi van Veluw, Light I, 2008, courtesy Ron Mandos Gallery and the artist

March 8-11, 2012

Ron Mandos Gallery is pleased to present Artists Anonymous, Daniel Arsham, Anthony Goicolea, Rik Smits, and Levi van Veluw at The Armory Show 2012.

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Upstream Gallery presents work by Marc Bijl, David Haines, Jeroen Jongeleen and Rob Voerman at The Armory Show 2012 – New York City

March 8th, 2012 by

Jeroen Jongeleen, At least before we used to have real artists like Mondrian, Rietveld, Van Gogh etc.., 2012, courtesy Upstream Gallery and the artist

March 8-11, 2012

Upstream Gallery is pleased to present work by Marc Bijl, David Haines, Jeroen Jongeleen and Rob Voerman at The Armory Show 2012.

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Ronald de Bloeme solo presentation by Hamish Morrison Galerie at The Armory Show 2012 – New York City

March 8th, 2012 by

Ronald de Bloeme, courtesy Hamish Morrison Galerie

March 8-12, 2012

Hamish Morrison Galerie is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Ronald de Bloeme at The Armory Show 2012. In an era in which imagery is increasingly superseding language, Ronald de Bloeme (NL,*1971) analyses the origin of signals and the components of their persuasiveness. How do producers of visual language manage to manipulate neutral form and color in a way that they induce a subconscious process of identification for the largest possible number of individuals of a specifically defined target group? To what extent does red next to white evoke a flag or the packaging of a chocolate bar?

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Zink Gallery presents Rinus van de Velde and Marcel van Eeden at The Armory Show – New York City

March 5th, 2011 by

Rinus van de Velde, Smooth Structures, installation view at SMART Project Space, Amsterdam, 2010, courtesy Zink Gallery and the artist

March 3 – 6, 2011

Zink Gallery (Berlin/Munich, DE) presents Gregory Forstner, Marcel van Eeden, Heather Rowe, Rinus Van de Velde, Veron Urdarianu at The Armory Show.

Marcel van Eeden, Untitled, 2010, courtesy Zink Gallery and the artist

Zink Gallery at The Armory Show
Pier 94

Tel.: +49 (0)30-6981-4320

www.galeriezink.de
www.thearmoryshow.com

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Ambach and Rice represents Alon Levin, Karen Sargsyan, Ron van der Ende and others at the Armory Show – New York City

March 2nd, 2011 by

Ron van der Ende, Drifting North, 2010, courtesy Ambach & Rice and the artist

March 3 – 6, 2011

Ambach & Rice gallery from Seattle, WA represents: Grant Barnhart, Ellen Lesperance, Alon Levin, Roy McMakin, Jeffry Mitchell, Abigail Reynolds, Karen Sargsyan, Martina Sauter, Eric Yahnker, Ron van der Ende.

Alon Levin, The fake, the future and the finite (A commemoration of the absolute in the 21st Century) Part 1: Sun, Rainbow, Arch, (reinvented), 2007, courtesy Ambach & Rice and the artist

Karen Sargsyan, Untitled (Abroad Understanding), 2009, courtesy Ambach & Rice and the artist

The Armory Show – Pier 94
Tel: 206-789-6242

www.ambachandrice.com
www.thearmoryshow.com

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Armory Arts Week 2010

March 4th, 2010 by

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Renie Spoelstra at Galerie Ron Mandos, The Armory Show – New York City

March 4th, 2010 by

Hans op de Beeck, Staging Silence, courtesy Galerie Ron Mandos

March 4-7, 2010

Galerie Ron Mandos is proud to announce the US premiere of Hans Op de Beeck’s latest video-piece ‘Staging Silence’ at the Armory Show 2010.

‘Staging Silence’ is based around abstract, archetypal settings that lingered in the memory of the artist as the common denominator of the many similar public places he has experienced. The video images themselves are both ridiculous and serious, just like the eclectic mix of pictures in our minds. The decision to film in black and white heightens this ambiguity: the amateurish quality of the video invokes the legacy of slapstick, as well as the insidious suspense and latent derailment of film noir. The title refers to the staging of such dormant decors where, in the absence of people, the spectator can project himself as the lone protagonist.

Memory images are disproportionate mixtures of concrete information and fantasies, and in this film they materialise before the spectator’s eyes through anonymous tinkering and improvising hands. Arms appear and disappear at random, manipulating banal objects, scale representations and artificial lighting into alienating yet recognizable locations. These places are no more or less than animated decors for possible stories, evocative visual propositions to the spectator. The film is accompanied by a score which, inspired by the images themselves, has been composed and performed by composer-musician Serge Lacroix.

Renie Spoelstra, Cabrio, courtesy Galerie Ron Mandos

In conjunction with this video-piece, Galerie Ron Mandos will showcase a new series of small charcoal drawings by Dutch artist Renie Spoelstra.

On the back of a trip to New England in the US, Renie Spoelstra has produced a startling set of drawings which signal a marked shift in subject matter. The artist has maintained her usual working process; first capturing landscapes on film and then selecting stills from which to start drawing. However following her visit to the north-eastern states of the US, which is known for its beautiful light and has a long history as film location (The Stepford Wives, What Lies Beneath, The Ice Storm, Wolf, etc…), her work has become permeated by new subject matter and novel locations embodying the same contained tension that so epitomises her work.

Renie Spoelstra has had a number of solo and group show presentations throughout the Netherlands and Europe and will soon be preparing for a presentation at Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam. 2008 saw her crowned the Dutch Artistic Talent of the Year and her work is included in a number of public collections, such as the Stedelijk Museum Schiedam (NL), Centraal Museum in Utrecht (NL) and the MACBA in Barcelona.

Galerie Ron Mandos at The Armory Show
Pier 92-94

New York, NY

www.ronmandos.nl
www.thearmoryshow.com

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Tjebbe Beekman solo exhibition at Diana Stigter Gallery, The Armory Show – New York City

March 4th, 2010 by

Tjebbe Beekman, TV Studio, 2009, courtesy Diana Stigter Gallery

March 4 – 7, 2010 Tjebbe Beekman‘s large, tactile paintings exhibit an ambivalent passion for their medium. Shiny, thickly layered paint is contaminated with sand, pieces of yarn, and nails. It is one of the most striking features of his work. In a series of smaller, snapshot sized pieces, acrylic and resin is applied so thickly that it has warped the paper underneath, leaving rectangles resembling melting polaroids or glass. Like most conceptual painters, Beekman makes paintings that are (at least in part) about painting. Thankfully, there is more to them than that. The paintings depict complex, yet ultimately false architectural environments created initially as digital composites. There is a giant theatre, a television studio, and multiple museum interiors. Whereas Beekman’s earlier paintings can be characterized by their middle-distance vantage points and empty spaces, the foregrounds of these new interiors are inhabited by non-human objects like TV cameras and skeletons in display cases.

Tjebbe Beekman, Wistful Repetition, 2006, courtesy the artist

The artist’s previous paintings described a prophylactic existence – the "capsulization" of contemporary society and the experience of isolation within the spaces of modernity. Beekman’s latest environments are sites of presentation and mediation. Theses are the places where our society and our world, past and present, are re-presented back at us. Yet this is not intimate person-to-person communication, and the works still convey a sense of separation and emptiness. Indeed, we watch TV alone at home; we sit in a crowded theatre and do not interact with our neighbors; geography, time, and a physical pane of glass separate us from objects in museums. The architectural convolution and painterly distortion of Beekman’s spaces suggest that maybe what they present to us is not as clear as it might seem. These new investigations are not so much a deviation from Beekman’s previous body of work, as they are a conceptual evolution and refinement of ideas. If The Image of a Capsular Society explored the symptoms of societal segregation and control, perhaps Beekman’s new paintings have begun to question the cause.

Diana Stigter Gallery at The Armory Show
Pier 92-94

New York City

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David Haines solo exhibition at Upstream Gallery (NL), The Armory Show – New York City

March 4th, 2010 by

David Haines, Untitled (Mc Fich), 2010, courtesy Upstream Gallery (NL)

March 4-7, 2010 Upstream Gallery (NL) will present a solo exhibition by David Haines at The Armory Show 2010. The gallery is working mainly with young artists with an international focus who are in an early stage in their professional development. The primary aim of the gallery is to expand their careers both in the Netherlands and internationaly.

David Haines was born in Nottingham, UK, and attended the Camberwell School of Art in London (1988-1991) and the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam (1994-1995).

Haines has shown internationally, among others at De Appel, Amsterdam, Centre d’Arte Contemporain, Normandie France, and Luisa Strina Gallery, Sao Paulo. His work is in various collections, such as Madeira Corporate Services, Portugal, Chadha Foundation, Netherlands, and Zabludowicz Collection, London.

Upstream Gallery (NL) at the Armory Show
Pier 92-94
New York, NY

www.upstreamgallery.nl
www.thearmoryshow.com

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