Concepts in Abstract Art, Amsterdam

Works by Bas Ketelaars, Oleksiy Koval
and Henriëtte van ’t Hoog

Concepts in Abstract Art
Reuten Galerie
Prinsengracht 510
1017 KH  Amsterdam

December 12, 2018 – January 5, 2019
Hours: Wed–Sat, 1–6 pm, and by appointment

Participating artists: Richard van der Aa, Christoph Dahlhausen, Theresa Ferket, Lon Godin, Henriëtte van ’t Hoog, Maarten Janssen, Bas Ketelaars, Oleksiy Koval, Eric Martijn, Jan Mulder, Marena Seeling, Wright & Van ’t Hoog

Icons \ Shift, Kiev

Xtra (Yellow), 2012, 55x26x18 cm

Xtra (Yellow), 2012, 55x26x18 cm

Icons \ Shift
An exhibiition of KNO |
Mikhail Bulgakov Museum
Andreevskiy Descent, 13

Iemke van Dijk
Henriëtte van ’t Hoog
Jan Maarten Voskuil
Guido Winkler

Curated by
Iemke van Dijk and Guido Winkler

Hours: November 23 – December 20, 2018, 10 am – 6 pm, closed on Wednesday
Opening: Thursday, November 22, 7–9 pm

The exhibition Icons \ Shift brings together works from four Dutch artists who are closely related to each other and the Leiden based art initiative IS-projects. All four artists make paintings, yet are interested in leading painting away from the two-dimensional. The viewer’s standpoint matters. There is a shift from painting to object, although they are still painters.

Iemke van Dijk (1969) is co-founder of IS-projects. With printmaking as her background, her interest turned to making reliefs. Since 2010 she makes wall drawings and floor pieces that are basically trompe-l’oeil reliefs. Iemke van Dijk is interested in serendipity, yet deliberately sets rules for it to work. The work on show is part of a new series entitled Circles and Squares. The observer who understands that ovals represent circles will experience space and movement.

The geometric abstract work of Henriëtte van ’t Hoog (1943) often makes you lose your balance. She plays with the perspective of cube-like forms, with their three-dimensionality, their colour, and light. When you walk along these objects, their forms change, their perspective collapses. The reflecting paint on the back of the object radiates its colour on the wall. The reflection emphasizes its spatiality and gives the thing a poetic connotation. Consequently, the work of Henriëtte van ’t Hoog is at the same time concrete and not concrete.

Building on the philosophies of Theo van Doesburg, who promoted pure non-objective abstraction, Jan Maarten Voskuil (1964) creates multi-dimensional works that bridge the boundaries between painting, sculpture and architecture. He expands the possibilities of painting by stretching linen on spatial constructed wooden frames. Rigorous mathematical principles govern his experiments, as does an ongoing conversation with the conventions of Minimalism and Hard-Edge Painting.

In a concise and precise style, Guido Winkler (1969) makes paintings, photographs, multiples and spatial installations that evoke associations with architecture. They invite the viewer to experience space and time, and make him aware of the phenomenon of perception. Winkler’s wooden paintings are flat and have tapered sides. Like the work of the other selected artists, his work balances between painting and object. Guido Winkler is co-founder of IS-projects.

Artvark, Bloemendaal

Heptagon I (7 parts), 2018, 150x150x7 cm. Photo: Lon Godin.

Heptagon I (7 parts), 2018, 150×150×7 cm.
Photo: Lon Godin.

Lenneke van der Goot and Henriëtte van ’t Hoog
Organized by Artvark

Castellvm Aqvae
Hoge Duin en Daalseweg 21b
2061 AE  Bloemendaal
The Netherlands

Thursday, October 18, 8–10 pm.
Author, curator and consultant Alex de Vries
will interview both artists.
The number of places is limited; if you intend
to come, please, let Artvark know by email.

Saturday, October 20, 11 am – 5 pm,
artists present in the morning
Saturday, October 27, 11 am – 5 pm,
and by appointment

Hydrography VI, Freiburg

Red, Gold, 2016, 70x49 cm

Red, Gold, 2016, 70×49 cm

Hydrography VI
e9a – projectspace for abstract and minimal art
Eschholzstraße 9a
79106 Freiburg

September 16 – October 21, 2018
Hours: Wed and Fri 3–7 pm, Sat 10 am – 2 pm
and by appointment
Opening: Saturday, September 15, 7–10 pm

Curated by José Heerkens and Werner Windisch.
An initiative of Henriëtte van ’t Hoog en Iemke van Dijk.

Participating artists: René van den Bos, Ine Dammers, Iemke van Dijk, Christoph Gesing, Lon Godin (video), José Heerkens, Henriëtte van ’t Hoog, Dorothee Joachim, Susanne Jung, Irene van der Mheen, Eric de Nie, Lars Strandh, Günter Walter, Werner Windisch.

Destill, Nashville

Foton XXIII and Inner Glow XXIII, 2018

Foton XXIII, 2018, 32x22x8 cm, and Inner Glow XXIII, 2018, 26x23x13 cm

Destill – A Survey of Contemporary Non-Objective Art
Track One Silo Room
1201 4th Avenue South, Suite 128
Nashville, TN

August 31 – September 8, 2018
Opening reception: Saturday, September 1, 6–9 pm

Participating artists: Brianna K. Bass, Arved Boecker, Amanda Brazier, Eric Cagley, Jeffrey Cortland Jones, Mel Dewees, Iemke van Dijk, Brian Edmonds, Richard Feaster, Matt Feyld, Henriëtte van ’t Hoog, Ashley Layendecker, Alex McClurg, Yoella Rizilli, Kayla Rumpp, Hans Schmitt-Matzen, Suzan Shutan,
Clary Stolte, John Tallman, Werner Windisch.

Van verhalend tot abstract, Amsterdam

Inner Glow XVI, 2012, 41x28x12 cm

Inner Glow XVI, 2012, 41x28x12 cm

Van verhalend tot abstract
Reuten Galerie
Prinsengracht 510
1017 KH  Amsterdam

July 7 – August 25, 2018
Hours: Wed–Sat, 1–6 pm, and by appointment

Participating artists: Richard van der Aa, Miloushka Bokma, Theresa Ferket, Lon Godin, Lucas Hoeben, Henriëtte van ’t Hoog, Sipke Huismans, Bas Ketelaars, Oleksiy Koval, Ton Kraayeveld, Margreet Kramer, Willy Looyen, Eric Martijn, Alexa Meyerman, Olphaert den Otter, Annette Palstra, Barbara Polderman, Andrea Radaì, Lon Robbé, Paksha van Slooten, Agniet Snoep, Ronald Versloot, Weidejanssen, Daan van Wel.