The Wake/ Fountain
This autumn Galerie Ron Mandos will present a double exhibition with hyper-realistic paintings by the Flemish artist Cindy Wright and stunning video works by the Israeli video-artist and photographer Dana Levy.
SILENCE OF THE NIGHT
The work of Cindy Wright plays with the tradition of still life painting and themes of 'Vanitas'. Wright creates her own subject matter, which she photographs with a digital camera. These images are what she uses in the painting process. The paintings illustrate a reality painted from a photographic reality. Her choice of subject matter (fish in a bowl, withered flowers, general waste) assign a contemporary air to traditional still life painting.
THE FOUNTAIN/ THE WAKE
Dana Levy explores in her work the relationship between the natural and the unnatural. For her video The Wake she filmed in the Carnegie Natural History Museum in Pittsburg, USA. Between the drawers of stuffed butterflies, accurately preserved in authentic wooden cabinets, the viewer sees one-hundred living butterflies. Their interaction creates a special tension in this video. Also on show will be her video The Fountain.
The exhibition will be introduced by art historian Stef van Bellingen (at 17:30 on the opening). Van Bellingen teaches contemporary art at various art institutions in Belgium and the Netherlands. As a curator, he is active in the Netherlands and abroad, where he works with both upcoming talent and established artists.