Rune Peitersen / Gerard Kodde 16/07/11 – 20/08/11


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Rune Peitersen – Looking at Seeing

The retinal image is an image in a mathematical sense; it is a projection or a mapping. The retinal image is not an image in the sense of picture – or, if it is, this is entirely accidental. How it looks, or how it reads, plays no role in its performance of its neuropsychological job description. Once we appreciate that the retinal image isn’t something that we see, we lose a grip even on what it means to say that it’s upside down. Upside-down, one must ask relative to the tasks faced by the nervous system?
[…] Again, we don’t experience the retinal image; we don’t experience any image, in that sense. We experience the world.

Alva Noë, Out of our heads. Why you are not your brain, and other lessons from
the biology of consciousness, 2009

At Ellen de Bruijne Projects, the 3rd and final installment of Rune Peitersen’s project, Saccadic Sightings will be on view. Last year’s presentation was focused on the relation between art and science, and the position of these two disciplines in relation to our ideas on the perception of reality. This year, Rune Peitersen, goes back to his initial question it all started from: What do we see, when we look at something.
In Saccadic Sightings this question is investigated already in a very strict way. But Peitersen is also interested in going beyond, to the question of: how do we create an opinion, how do we create meaning?
To further investigate different ways of approaching these questions, Peitersen invited a number of artists on 21st of July to reflect on what it is or means to “see”.
It will be an evening of fascinating, touching, rational, inspiring presentations, musings and performances in which questions will be raised – and possibly answered – about how artists look at and see the world, and how they use this process in their work.
Invited artists: Gwenneth Boelens, Katrin Korfmann, Roland Schimmel, Martijn Schuppers, Rein Jelle Terpstra en Ruth Verraes.

Opening: 16 July 17:00 – 19:00 hrs
Exhibition: 16 July – 20 Augustus
During this summer show, the gallery will have special opening times:
Thursday to Saturday 11:00 – 18:00 hrs
Special event: 21 July doors open: 19:30 hrs. Starts at 20:00 hrs. sharp!

 

Dolores

Summer Paintings II – Gerard Kodde

Gerard Kodde (b. Veere, 1954), has been invited to present a body of work meticulously implemented over the last eight years, work created within his so-called “A4-antenna” project. On view is just a selection of the total work, but its ongoing formal rationale is obvious: every individual framed canvas has a size of 40 x 40 cm. This “endless” row of identical canvases, started eight years ago with no specific date of completion, is not a means to frame the viewer, nor to frame the artist himself. Kodde began this project to give expression to the idea that reality remains always the same in contrast to the dynamic of imagination. No matter how people try to arrange things into new constellations, or put things upside down (like turning a six into a nine for instance), this permanent “same-ness” remains manifest in our surroundings, our reality, and can only be counteracted in the area of the imagination – the same area where you can imagine that a six can be turned into a nine (before doing it). In the mind of Kodde anything is imaginable, but it does not necessarily coincide with the anything that is understood by the spectator. The opening to this area of anything leads to a blending of information: a blind conjugation of possibilities. These “endless possibilities” and “permanent same-ness”, are brought together by Kodde with unparalleled precision in the “A4-antenna” works.

Gerard Kodde, lives and works in Amsterdam and Berlin, and has had successful exhibitions at Galerie Van Gelder from 1987 on. He participated in group shows at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Het Kruithuis, ‘s-Hertogensbosch, Stadsgalerij Heerlen, De Zonnehof, Amersfoort en Lakenhal, Leiden o/a.  From 2000, he has exhibited more frequently outside of Holland: Konsortium Düsseldorf, with Raid Projects Los Angeles/New York, with FLEISCH and Glue in Berlin, Gutleut 15 in Frankfurt a/M, with CLUBSproject in Melbourne and GKG Bonn. In this sense the Dolores presentation in Amsterdam is a follow-up and renewed confrontation with the work of Gerard Kodde.

Images:
Untitled, 2010
Canvas, acrylic, paper, laser prints
40×40 cm.

Untitled, 2010
Canvas, acrylic
40×40 cm.

Opening: 16 July 17:00 – 19:00 hrs
Exhibition: 16 July – 20 Augustus
During this summer show, the gallery will have special opening times:
Thursday to Saturday 11:00 – 18:00 hrs

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