ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Lucian Wester - LhGWR - November 8th - December 20th <p><em>We cordially invite you to visit <a class="style10" href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Lucian Wester</a>&rsquo;s exhibition </em>Marines<em> in the LhGWR project space. The project contains a series of photographic seascapes taken at various locations along the North Sea coast. The sea views are of sites where naval battles took place in the seventeenth century, although naturally any trace of conflict has long disappeared.<br /> <br /> </em>Marines<em> is the result of a research into the iconic image of the Dutch landscape through both imagery and literature, and into the merging of documentation and its artistic interpretation. Through his project, Wester poses questions about the origins of our visual culture and the mediums it comprises. By using primitive techniques from early colour photography, he reveals how in essence the use of photography as a medium is not that different than a century ago. He also delves into the relationship between established truths and interpretations, an intrinsic quality of photography. These characteristics of the medium, combined with the desire to document, form the link between Wester&rsquo;s conceptual visual research and his technical exploration into photography. <br /> <br /> Wester graduated in 2013 from the Masters Lens-Based Media programme at Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam. Among others he has exhibited his work at GUP Gallery in Amsterdam and Tent in Rotterdam. He was also nominated for the St. Joost Academy Award and the FoederDFK Award.<br /> </em></p> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:27:00 +0000 Sjoerd Knibbeler - LhGWR - November 8th - December 20th <p><em>We cordially invite you to the first solo exhibition of <a class="style10" href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Sjoerd Knibbeler</a>. After a successful collaboration developing the Bonsai Project with Rob Wetzer, Knibbeler has been working independently again for the last two years. Based in his studio, he challenged himself to photograph wind, an apparently impossible experiment that has led to truly authentic imagery. <br /> <br /> </em><em>Knibbeler&rsquo;s associative working method brought him to intriguing points of interest like stunt pilots, tornados and wind tunnels. By translating large subject matters like aviation, aerodynamics and climatology to his own personal scale, a boyish world appears in which anything seems possible. The invisibility and motility of wind constitute the primary parameters of Knibbeler&rsquo;s research. In his short-lived experiments he tries to shape air currents, make paper models fly and turn the wind topsy-turvy. The tension between these skilful attempts and the suggestive power of the photographic image has produced exquisite results.<br /> <br /> </em><em>Knibbeler graduated in 2008 from the photography department of the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, and has since worked on several projects that have been widely exhibited in places such as Lishui Photography Festival (CH), Noorderlicht Photofestival (NL), and the Photographers&rsquo; Gallery (UK). His work was also published by Self Publish Be Happy, NRC and GUP Magazine.</em> <em><br /> </em></p> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:22:41 +0000 Koos Breukel, Rineke Dijkstra, Marjaana Kella, Johan van der Keuken, Celine van Balen, Frans Zwartjes - Galerie van Gelder - October 18th - November 26th <p>in AP:</p> <p>curator Willem van Zoetendaal&nbsp;<br /><br />* unique photograph on Czechian bariet paper, signed, framed.<br />"Decors werden meestal gemaakt door Trix Zwartjes, (het is geen&nbsp;<em>film still</em>)." Willem van Zoetendaal, 7 mei 2014</p> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 16:21:27 +0000 Myne Søe-Pedersen - Galerie van Gelder - October 18th - November 26th <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><em>'Gliding'</em></span><br /><br /><br /><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong>MYNE S&Oslash;E-PEDERSEN</strong></span><br />in GvG</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The exhibition 'Gliding' of Danish artist Myne S&oslash;e-Pedersen is about photos of horizons and mirrors in which the use of a camera is absent. Computer software has been used to make a digital horizon photo transformed to an 8 x 10 inch transparency. In fact to the digital photo the edge of a contact sheet was added making it into a make-believe transparency of a (virtual) horizon. This brings these photos down to a double fakeness that is all around us. In her other computer software works there is the illusion of deduced space flooded by abundant trembling colours. Nowadays reality is not so much an item and these series of works seem to suggest that merely the impression of a horizon or space is good enough for us.<br /><br />A mirror put on a scanner - that is by the way provided with a traditional lens - creates a picture of a mirror looking at itself. It is not fake, but nevertheless very different from a mirror taken with a common camera. There is always reflecting light in the given surrounding. Opposite to a scanner where only objectifying light is available when the scan is made. This causes a gloomy atmosphere of the mirrors that Myne S&oslash;e-Pedersen puts on show in 'Gliding'. It is as if the mirrors are blind, apart from the edges.<br /><br />With the exhibition 'Gliding' Myne S&oslash;e-Pedersen investigates the possibilities between abstraction, concreteness and make-believe in order to achieve impressions of chequered colours and reality. Her work is about capturing remembrance in photographic images as was noticed already when the Steenbergen Stipendium was awarded to her in 2001. The report of the jury says:&nbsp;<em>"Photography is about dealing with that which one encounters. On the contrary Myne concentrates on that which was there once, and which is gone now. She examines how time and remembrance can be captured in photographic images. Her research for this and the concept development is as important as the final photo itself."</em><br /><br />Myne S&oslash;e-Pedersen studied at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and was a student of Willem van Zoetendaal, among others. She had exhibitions in Denmark, Germany, Netherlands and her work is in the collection of the Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, Dennis Hopper Collection, Los Angeles, Novo Nordisk Art Foundation, a.o.</p> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 16:14:19 +0000