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Martijn Hendriks

by Andrea Alessi
Sometimes artwork forces us to evaluate our critical surroundings, to seek out a comfortable place for observation. Can we accept that we are being given almost nothing in terms of solid footing, no firm landing but a narrow ledge? And if we shift our balance, accept the arrangement and submit to the unresolved tensions of an artwork, can we end up in a less precarious place - perhaps not on level ground, but somewhere we can pause and take in the view? In Martin Hendriks’ at Martin van... [more]
Posted by Andrea Alessi on 5/29/11
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Katja Mater

  Martin van Zomeren is pleased to present ‘Density Drawings’, Katja Mater’s (b. 1979, the Netherlands) first solo presentation at the gallery. Katja Mater’s work originates from a meta-perspective and confronts the possibilities and impossibilities of photography. Rather than documenting frozen moments in time, the artist records the numerous ways we can look at and think about photographic images. She turns the medium on itself, and in doing so, disturbs its status of accuracy.... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 10/25/10
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Magical Realist Maelstrom

by E-Slant Team
From populated scenes to full moons, midnight vultures, seascapes and geometrical forms, Nick Oberthaler's imagery ranges between romanticism, folklore and rebellious youth, though not without irony. The motifs used often belong to a vocabulary of cliches, gestures and poses out of a so-called collective memory.  He contrasts the eternal against the ephemeral, the human gathering against the unconscious of the singular. The framed paintings and sculptures are the graphic forms of a... [more]
Posted by E-Slant Team on 6/28/09
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Sobriety diminishes...drunkenness expands

by E-Slant Team
The sway of alcohol over mankind is unquestionably due to its power to stimulate the mystical faculties of human nature, usually crushed to earth by the cold facts and dry criticisms of the sober hour. Sobriety diminishes, discriminates, and says no; drunkenness expands, unites, and says yes.'William James. -Martin van Zomeren is pleased to present 'Ecstatic Visions etc.' The exhibition brings together two groups of recent works by Berlin based British artist Paul McDevitt. These are... [more]
Posted by E-Slant Team on 5/3/09
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