Day for Night
LMAKgallery is pleased to announce Joan van Barneveld’s Day for night. On view will be a selection of paintings from his recent museum solo-exhibition MIRROR/STAGE at the Bonnefantenmuseum in Maastricht, the Netherlands, in combination with recently finished works. Returning to painting Van Barneveld focuses on a distillation of colors, under layers of white wash -stepping away from is typical ‘black on black’ works.
Van Barneveld’s new works are composed of layers of silkscreen, painted areas and washes culminating into ghost like imagery and unfocused states of the omitted. The inanimate objects and the elements of time such as shadows create mysterious, calm compositions and which find poetry within the solemn.
In the work there are slight references of urban landscapes, but rather than holding on to the visual narrative the viewer is beckoned into layers of color that lead to a barren space. These bleached color fields, give an interesting new perspective on what we usually see uncovered in Van Barneveld’s ‘black’ works as they both exult the beauty of the stillness.
Van Barneveld’s third exhibition with the gallery shows his visual development and his persistent and admirable dedication to finding the content in the bereft; an oxymoron that has taken him years to review and the viewer reaps the reward as they are confronted with an overwhelming wall of visual information of nothing – and its silence is deafening.
For more information or press inquiries, please contact Bart or Louky Keijsers Koning at Bart@lmakgallery.com, Louky@lmakgallery.com or call 212 255 9707.