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All That Glitters…

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© Courtesy of the Artist and Lumen Travo
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© Courtesy of the Artist and Lumen Travo
All That Glitters…

Lijnbaansgracht 314
1017WZ Amsterdam
Netherlands
January 19th, 2013 - February 16th, 2013

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http://www.lumentravo.nl
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+31 (0) 20 627 0883
OPEN HOURS:  
Wed-Sat 1-6

DESCRIPTION

Not everything that glitters is gold. Not everything we perceive as precious or true fulfills the promise of its appearance. In a series of work-sets, Jens Pfeifer explores the deceiving shine of objects, materials, substances and beliefs.

Pfeifer refuses to take established value judgments for granted. Through the prism of his glass works he reacts to 17th century “Golden Age” still life paintings. Continuing his series of “Icon” drawings, using Redouté’s botanical drawings as reference, he tests the visual boundaries of his established body of work. Pfeifer re-frames a collection of psychoactive or hallucinatory plants. He resurrects them in a golden, glorious shine, as attractive as they are misleading.