Daragh Reeves / Klaas Kloosterboer 04/06/11 – 09/07/11

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Daragh Reeves – Rebel Without a Cashew

Daragh  Reeves’ exhibition is a work in progress. At Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Reeves will continue working on his show, resulting in an ever-changing exhibition and experience. In his work he uses film as his main reference in which cinematic procedures of storytelling and duration of time plays an important role. Every drawing marks a moment in time and can be seen as a snapshot. Reeves construct and deconstruct these snapshots with tape, paint, coins and text.

“The gravitational force in the work of Daragh Reeves seems to be his preoccupation with the ambivalent/uncertain status of the image. The images Reeves composes or creates -whether they are drawings, sketches, slides, films or videos– do not reveal their source nor their destination. They seem to deliberately hesitate between being visual renderings of ideas, semi-functional entities, film quotations or representations of idiosyncratic thoughts. Reeves moreover has a predilection for neologisms and uses language as a flexible tool to conjure up a cast of fictional figures and fragment stories, partly based on the existence and achievements of film directors, movie stars and friends.” (Ann Demeester)

“For me visual art is a way of expressing contradiction as a single thing. I presume my aim is to re-invigorate reality on some level, by including things around us in a personal order.”(Daragh Reeves)

Daragh Reeves (1974, UK) lives and works in Amsterdam and Brussels. His artistic practice has gained an outstanding international recognition in the past years. Since completing a work period at the studio program de Ateliers in Amsterdam, Reeves has had presentations Liste Young Art Fair, Basel; W139, Amsterdam (2005); The Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, New York; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2007); De Appel Amsterdam (2007); Artis, Den Bosch (2007),Oporto, Lisbon (2007), Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (2008), Sammlung Haubrok, Berlin (2011), 1646, Den Haag (2011)

Ellen de Bruijne will be present at Art 42 Basel with a Statement by Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz 15 – 19/06/2011

Exhibition: 4 June – 9 July
Opening hours
Tue-Fri 11.00 – 18.00 hrs
Sat. 13.00 – 18.00 hrs
1st. Sun. o/t month 14.00 – 17.00 hrs

25 June there will be a special event at the gallery with Daragh Reeves

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‘Summer Paintings I’ – Klaas Kloosterboer

Klaas Kloosterboer’s starting point is painting on canvas, but is always looking beyond the painterly parameters of the framed canvas. Next to painting, he incorporates the theatrical, the 3-dimensional and the scenario into his work. The key concepts are visual constructions and a material concreteness as a form of abstraction. He regards combining painting with industrial objects, such as plasterboard or cardboard boxes, as an interesting addition to the pure act of painting.

Klaas Kloosterboer lives and works in Amsterdam after attending the Rijksakademie there. He had solo exhibitions at Badischer Kunstverein, Karlruhe (2003), and at Villa Roma, Florence (2010). As part of the Reykjavik Arts Festival (2009), he had a solo exhibition in Sudsvestur. He participated in ‘Dumb painting’ at Centraal Museum, Utrecht (1992); ‘Bildraum Erweitert’ at Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle (1997) and The ‘Projection Project, Budapest episode’ at Kunsthalle, Budapest (2007). His work can be found in private collections in Norway, Iceland, The Netherlands, Germany and Belgium. Public collections like the Schunck Museum, Heerlen; Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam; Centraal Museum, Utrecht and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam own his work. In 2009 Museum Boijmans van Beuningen presented work by Kloosterboer in two rooms during a group show with overview of part of their collection.

Exhibition: 4 June – 9 July
Opening hours
Tue-Fri 11.00 – 18.00 hrs
Sat. 13.00 – 18.00 hrs
1st. Sun. o/t month 14.00 – 17.00 hrs

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