Roos Theuws, DUALs: 23 September – 28 October 2017

Slewe Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition DUALs by Roos Theuws. It will be her second exhibition at Slewe.

Theuws is known for her video installations in which she questions the intrinsic qualities of light and sound and video and sound as media themselves. In this exhibition she will present three new video pieces and some related photo works (inkjet prints) …

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Steven Aalders, In Search of Red, Yellow and Blue: 4 November – 16 December 2017

Slewe Gallery is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition In Search of Red, Yellow and Blue by Steven Aalders, in which the result of his residence at the Van Doesburghuis in Meudon near Paris this Summer will be shown. The exhibition opens Saturday November 4. It will be on view during Amsterdam Art Weekend (23-26 November) and will remain on view until December 16.

During his four months stay in this famous studio house of the founder of De Stijl movement (1917-1931) Aalders explored the concept of the Golden Section in relation to the primary colours. There will be three series of paintings on view. In one of the series, entitled Section d’or, the surface of the paintings is gradually divided into more planes following the Golden Section ratio in different shades of grey paint. They are built up from mixing purely three primary colours, red, yellow and blue with some white to a neutral grey, not using any black, grey or other colour. Another series show the primary colours, red, yellow or blue, each in relation to a mid tone grey. These series are an homage to Van Doesburg’s colour theory in which he proclaims the colour grey gives a platform for bright colour planes. The third series show two squares interpenetrate each other, dividing three primary colour planes in different shades from bright to dark and greyish tones. As an homage to Van Doesburg Aalders will place a white cube central in his exhibition. Also an illustrated text of Aalders about Van Doesburg will be published …

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